WHAT IS THE SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT (SFMA)?
The SFMA is the FMS version for someone in pain. Both of these fall under the Functional Movement Systems.
The SFMA is what we use to delve deeper into WHY you have pain.
Pain is where the line is drawn in the decision making process of whether to utilize the FMS or SFMA.
The SFMA has at its core seven upper tier movement patterns looking at both the upper quadrant of our body (neck, mid back, shoulder blades, shoulders and rib cage) and the lower quadrant (low back, hips, pelvis, knees, ankles, feet and core).
The SFMA is a deeper look based on movement to decide what the up stream cause is to the downstream symptoms you are having. We know where the fire is, now we must find where the match was lit.
This is called interregional dependency. Every part of our body is connected through a 3D matrix of muscle, bone, ligaments, joints, nerves and fascia (the white stuff in meat that permeates a steak or roast).
So, a dysfunctional movement pattern in one part of the body can be the cause of your pain in another.
In other words, we may treat at the site of your pain, but we need to know where it all started. This is the SFMA, a paradigm shift in the way we diagnose and treat you as a patient.
It gives us a baseline so we can Test-Treat and Retest to see if we are on the right path. With our this, too much is left to chance and you deserve and are paying for better.
So, if you have a new injury or a chronic pain that has not resolved, you may very well need a new point of view, the SFMA. It has truly changed how this office looks at you and has increased our outcomes on difficult cases.