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Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

What is it, and why do we do it?

The SFMA helps take complicated injuries and simplify them. Often you will be diagnosed with one condition, or experience pain in one area. In most cases however, the painful site may only be part of the problem. Our orthopedic evaluations will evaluate your specific injury as well as your entire body via the SFMA. Assessing in this way allows us to specifically look for dysfunctional movement patterns.

Poor movement patterns can actually tell us a lot about your body including identifying the “cause” of your symptoms, and giving us a starting point for correcting the issue. If you are familiar with our methods then you have heard it before, but by using the SFMA we can classify all patients as either having a stability or mobility problem. Stability meaning you lack strength or neuromuscular control (proprioception), and mobility meaning restricted soft tissue, or lack of normal joint mobility. Often times a patient will have both.

Whether you have already sustained an injury, or you are looking to prevent injury, the SFMA can help!