Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess seven fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.

Every patient at Mana PT will be assessed with SFMA to uncover the true driving force of your pain.

After evaluating your area of pain through the Maitland approach, we can concurrently address the rest of the body with the findings from the SFMA. Since a distant area of the body can cause compensations and problems at other areas (known as regional interdependence), we will implement an exercise program through the 4×4 matrix progressions. This system allows for a proper progression of fundamental human movement, from the very basic to eventually the more complex. The traditional physical therapy model combined with this whole body approach allows for a much more complete rehabilitation process.

SFMA is part of a physical therapy session and will be covered by insurance.