Selective Functional Movement Assessment

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is the movement based diagnostic system used by sports physiotherapists, sports chiropractors, athletic trainers and other rehab clinicians. It is designed to clinically assess 7 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, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem. This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice. More information on this system at