Providing quality physical therapy care

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

The overall goal of the SFMA is to identify specific movement limitations that cause you pain. It can also determine if these movements are due to tightness or weakness. SFMA looks at seven movement patterns that broadly assesses how you move. There is a baseline criteria for each of the movement patterns that everyone should be able to achieve. This baseline criteria is graded as: functional or dysfunctional, painful or non-painful.

Once figured out which movements are functional, dysfunctional, painful, or non-painful one can narrow down problematic regions of the body. When one of the seven movement patterns is found to be dysfunctional, one can examine a subset of movements to figure out why.

What are the Therapy benefits? Who Is It Good For?

The SFMA is good for nearly anyone who is having pain during movement. From the gardener whose back aches when pulling weeds to the marathon runner with their eyes set on Boston, the SFMA can be a useful tool to assess their movement. You will find this program helpful to:

 Relieve Your Pain
 Strengthen & Flexibility
 Improve Your Functional Abilities
 Coordinate Your Return To Work
 Provide Ergonomic Advice
 Provide Workplace Injury Prevention