SFMA

SFMA

Sometimes, the place we feel our pain is not the actual problem. Instead, it is the victim of a movement problem elsewhere in the body, which is not always symptomatic. A common example is that if your hip isn’t moving well, your lower back must move more than it usually does to make up for this, and can become painful due to being overused.

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a means of assessing how the human body moves in a systematic way to determine the source of your pain. It uses a set of movement patterns, and then breaks them down into their components to see of there is a problem at any areas that contribute to the movement. It is particularly useful when your pain “came out of nowhere”, though even acute pain can be caused by a problem elsewhere in your body.