Tag Archives: Layci Harrison

Reducing Injury Risk – 588

Dr. Layci Harrison has a specialty in Movement Screens and their role in Reducing Injury Risk.

What is FMS training?

A Tool for identifying the potential for injury due to limitations in specific movements. It was developed by Gray Cook

Getting certified is a good idea and can really help you take advantage of the tests and results but it is not mandatory o use the tests to help identify potential issues.

What is the key to Reducing Injury Risk with FMS?

Protect before you correct

What tests does it involve?

  1. Deep Squat
  2. Hurdle Step
    • Tight Hip flexor may cause limitations in testing
  3. In-Line Lunge
  4. Active Straight leg raise
  5. Rotary Stability- probably the hardest one
  6. Shoulder Mobility- Hard to access
  7. Trunk Push up

Scoring the movement screens

0-pain in any movement
1- no pain but unable to do the movement
2- Complete movement but show some compensation
3- Complete movement no pain or compensation
A score of 14 or less equals a more likelihood of injury.
21 is a perfect FMS score

Dr. Harrison's Tips:

Use the score sheet from FMS, easy to find on Google.

It can help screen and individualize training.

Tai Chi or yoga may also help balance

  • Balance testing can be accomplished using BESS and YBT
    • BESS- Static balance
    • YBT- dynamic balance

A large part of reducing Injury Risk is knowing what to do with the data once we have it…but more on that another time.

Thanks for hanging out with us live in Katy, Texas at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update

Shout Out to Patrick Ohaver for typing up the show notes

Layci Harrison, Reducing Injury Risk; preventicx

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Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

More about Dr. Layci Harrison

My research interests include functional movement and how movement is related to balance ability. Specifically, I am interested in ways to improve functional movement and the effects of improved functional movement scores on injury risk.

I am also studying how the effects of balance training can be crossed from the trained limb to the contralateral limb following lower-body injuries as a way to expedite the injury rehabilitation process

Dr. Harrison was also on the Sports Medicine Broadcast…

Preventicx with Kevin Robel – 569

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Preventative Data from Preventicx – 569

Kevin Robel joins Dr. Layci Harrison to discuss Preventative Data Analysis.

Kevin Robel; Layci J Harrison; Preventicx; Preventative Data

Have you been in this situation?

You started collecting data on injuries, doctors visits, attendance, and all of these other random things…

Every time some one on Facebook posts about showing your value you get excited…

That turns to frustration due to the inability to do something with the data.

Preventicx – Kevin Robel

Preventative Data Analysis.What is your injury prevention worth/Kevin Robel helps us understand how and when to use and collect data to help prevent injuries

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I hate data analysis

It doesn't matter if it is preventative data analysis…

Injury data…

or anything set of numbers that you have to look at and draw conclusions from.

Kevin Robel discusses how we as Athletic Trainers often do not collect data because we are so busy.

What is Preventicx?

A data analysis consultant that helps you move all of your data into a centralized cloud based storage location.

Kevin can help you visualize your data in a way that is easy for the average person to understand.

The future is being given to data analyst

Have you read Moneyball or or Astroball?

The managers of those teams made huge decisions based on data analytics.

Ask any administrator about getting a new person and they will ask you for your data to support the need and the value it would provide to the program.

New administrative jobs are being given to people who can collect, interpret and produce visuals based on data

Want some more info about Preventicx?

Check out the handout Kevin sent me

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Kevin Robel – kevin@preventicx.com

Dr. Layci Harrison – Email

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