Selected Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
What is the Selected Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)?
The SFMA is the 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 systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.
This systematic process allows our chiropractors to clearly match our intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?
FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.
These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
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Astra Performance Health is currently currently accepting new patients at our Leawood chiropractic office. We have relieved pain and improved athletic performance for patients across the Kansas City metro area. To learn more and schedule your first appointment, contact us online or call us at (913) 345-4840.