Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a tool used by clinicians to determine the cause of pain by assessing functional movement patterns. An SFMA helps a therapist determine if pain is being caused by uncoordinated motor control or inadequate mobility.

Based on the outcomes of the assessment, the therapist will be able to guide patients through an intervention program that targets any dysfunction or deficits found. The SFMA approach is based on 3 R’s; “Reset, Reinforce, and Reload”. This process helps patients learn improved movement patterns, adopt these patterns consistently, and build strength over time.