The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a set of simple movements used to evaluate dysfunctional movement patterns. If a movement is noted to be abnormal, then there are further tests ("breakouts") which can be done to further assess each part of the movement pattern. We use the "top tier" (initial set of movements) as part of our evaluation of musculoskeletal pain. Don't be surprised if we ask you to turn your neck when you have back pain or stand on one leg to assess your neck dysfunction. It's all part of the way your muscles and neurological system function. It starts with neck movements, and continues with shoulders, back, standing on one leg and ends with a squat. It is helpful when using Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) to start with the SFMA.
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