SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)

SFMA is a comprehensive assessment used to classify movement patterns in effort to direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. When injuries occur, pain alters movement patterns in a unpredictable manner. Sometimes muscles contract to provide short term support and sometimes muscles turn off and need reactivated through therapeutic exercise. The only way to truly know which functional movement patterns have been compromised and whether it’s due to a lack of mobility or a lack of muscle activation, is to assess it.