Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
The SFMA is a total body movement diagnostic system. It provides an efficient method for systematically finding the cause of a patient’s PAIN, not just the source.
WHAT IS IT?
- 7 top tier full body movement patterns
- Ranked as functional or dysfunctional and painful or non-painful
- Allows the practitioner to systematically determine the root cause of the movement dysfunction
- Through further examination, the SFMA provides the clinician an opportunity to differentiate between mobility and stability/motor control dysfunctions in order to provide the most appropriate course of action
- Provides an intervention plan related to the patient’s overall mechanical function to ensure long lasting positive outcomes
PATTERNS OF MOVEMENT
Normal movement is achieved through the integration of fundamental movement patterns with an adequate balance of mobility and motor control. The human body will adapt or create compensatory movement patterns in response to pain, lack of mobility, and/or loss of motor control. Over time, these changes can lead to more significant dysfunction and/or increased pain and fear of movement. Treating the source of pain does not address the fundamental cause of the problem.
Following SFMA top tier movements, any dysfunctional patterns will be further examined (“breakout assessments”) with regional examinations to address the specific issue(s) at hand. The clinician will have a clear idea of movement related causes of the patient’s complaints and a clear path of how to intervene to reduce pain and restore function