Our clinic utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as a screening tool to evaluate patients and identify key areas of movement dysfunction that may be creating pain and imbalance. The SFMA utilizes a series of 7 full body movement tests such as squatting and bending that are used to assess an individuals ability to complete specific movements. When movement is impaired in the human body we will develop compensation patterns and muscle imbalance, both of which lead to chronic injuries, repetitive stress disorders, sprains/strains, and pain.
Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of a persons health status and is often times the last symptom to show. Movement dysfunction and muscle imbalance can progress for years before they truly become evident in our day to day lives. By utilizing the SFMA, we can effectively evaluate total body movement and devise an appropriate course of treatment.