We are Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified. While SFMA falls under the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) umbrella, it is different in the respect that it is more specific to health care providers. SFMA is designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. It logically breaks down dysfunctional patterns and diagnoses the root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem, so we can integrate the current best manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for treating your musculoskeletal conditions.
FMS is a screening tool that exercise professionals use to document movement patterns that are key to normal function and recommend the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. Abnormalities that exercise professionals feel are beyond a certain degree are referred to physical therapists who are SFMA certified, as we are.