C.O.R.E. Physical Therapy offers two assessments to help you prevent future injury and keep you healthy.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment – SFMA
Selective Functional Movement Assessment(SFMA) is an assessment that helps rehab professionals identify movement pattern deficiencies and what causes pain within specific movement patterns that are unique to each individual. For instance you could look at 3 different people that have back pain and all three would have different movement patterns. showing different levels of efficiency with movement pattern mobility and stability issues. There are many studies that link dysfunction in one area of a body with pain and dysfunction in another part of the body. Two very common examples are hip impairments related to back pain and thoracic impairments related to neck pain. Therefore, SFMA can be a valuable tool in treating the potential cause of the pain or dysfunction versus just treating the symptom. Correcting these poor movement patterns will decrease current symptoms and help to prevent further injury in the future.
Functional Movement Screen – FMS
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is an assessment that has been developed to look at movement patterns and not just one area to identify a weak link. This screen is essential prior to beginning a strength and conditioning or rehabilitative program. If the weak link is not identified, the body will compensate, causing inefficient movement patterns. These poor movement patterns can cause a decrease in performance and increased risk for injury. This system is used to identify the weak link causing the poor movement pattern and then gives functional exercises to correct it. Following these corrective movement exercises the individual will have improved movement patterns improving performance and hopefully decreasing the risk of potential injury.
SFMA and FMS will:
- Help develop a program of corrective exercise to improve or normalize fundamental movement patterns
- Provide a tool to monitor movement pattern development and progress
- Create a functional baseline which can be used to rate and rank movement for statistical observation