This is taken from the book, Movement, to describe how we draw the line between fitness and rehabilitation professionals.
We begin the Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) with seven top-tier assessments. These tests are used to determine the breakouts we use to separate pain and dysfunction when possible, and will help identify movement patterns where exercise is indicated or contraindicated.
The SFMA navigates the musculoskeletal assessment when pain is present. It is helpful during the initial patient examination, although some acute problems make it impractical at the outset. Outside of exposing dysfunctional regions that may complicate the examination process, the SFMA offers a unique perspective for corrective exercise in a clinical setting.
The SFMA, targets professionals working with patients experiencing movement pain. We refined the SFMA to help the healthcare professional in musculoskeletal evaluation, diagnosis and treatment geared toward choosing the best possible rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises. The SFMA will enhance the work of the following licensed and certified medical and rehabilitation professionals.
- Athletic Trainers
- Physical Therapists
- Chiropractic Physicians
- Medical Physicians