FMS – Functional Movement Screening

SFMA—Selective Functional Movement Assessment


What is FMS?

Functional Movement Screening

The Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns key to normal function. Screening readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries which may decrease your ability to move correctly and limit your ability to train effectively and injury free.


Why FMS?

Your therapist has a duty to ensure that we take all measures possible to build a training program suited to your needs, goals and abilities. The FMS screen allows us to identify potential at risk movement patterns and provide specific corrective exercises an individual may need to be successful.


What is SFMA?

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, 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.