Functional Movement Assessment and Corrective Exercise

Functional Movement Assessment and Corrective Exercise

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 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. This systematic process allows the clinician to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. The goal of Corrective Exercise is to identify both posture and movement imbalances and joint limitations and develop a program to correct them. The focus is on movements designed to create balance, stability, and/or mobility in areas that are not functioning properly.

Benefits of Corrective Exercise

• Pain Reduction

• Pain Control without the use of drugs, manipulation or surgery.

• Enhances functional and athletic performance.

• Helps in decreasing further injuries

• Helps in detecting physical weaknesses and imbalances.

• Improves daily living activities.

• Improves strength and flexibility.

• Improves posture.

• Reduces stress.

• Gives an overall sense of well-being.

When combined The SFMA and corrective exercises are powerful tools to a holistic treatment of muscular skeletal pain.