Normal movement is integral to maintaining a well-functioning pain-free musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, ligaments etc).
Research has shown that the number one risk factor for injury is previous injury. When we are injured or experience pain our body may modify our movement patterns in order to compensate or avoid pain. Over time these dysfunctional patterns may lead to further pain, decreased range of motion, changes in muscle length and decreased strength.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 movement tests that are designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement (i.e.: squat, backbend, toe-touch). The SFMA provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source. This systematic process also guides clinicians to clearly match the appropriate treatment intervention to the main problem of the patient.