Briana Felton’s exercise science research findings

Felton’s study found that the Functional Movement Screen, the assessment used to gather comparison data for individuals’ fitness before and after the foam-rolling regimen, had a significant increase in its composite scores. On average, scores from pre- to post-test increased by 2.06 points out of 21. Although the composite scores illustrated a significant increase, not all of the individual tests showed such an increase. Study participants were also asked to self-evaluate perceived pain, and there was no significant increase for any of the 10 survey questions.

In the future, Felton is interested in replicating this study with females in the same age group as her summer 2014 study, which was limited to males. She also is considering whether selecting a population with more known deficits and, therefore, more room to improve could influence the research results.

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