Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Whole body movement assessment to find the causes of your pain and direct your treatment.
The SFMA is a 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 our Physiotherapists to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the client. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
Why book this consultation type (who is this consultation for)?
1. You are wanting a very thorough assessment of ALL mobility and muscle control issues throughout your whole body.
2. You understand that issues in one region of the body may effect other areas of the body – you are are looking to treat the cause of your complaints and not just the site of pain and symptoms.
3. You value movement and want to improve movement in your body including improved mobility, improved strength, improved stability/control & improved performance.
4. You are looking for specific stretches, mobility exercises and corrective exercises for your body based on a thorough assessment.
Refer to our blog about how our services can help you
Why was the SFMA designed?
Movement quality is an essential component to reducing the risk of injury and reaching optimal levels of performance. We assess the 7 top tier movements below to ensure no movement dysfunctions are missed and use this info to improve and restore funtional movement to the body.
A reliable baseline to screen and evaluate movement is key to providing actionable and effective steps for performance and recovery from pain or injury.
The system allows for performance and rehabilitation professionals to speak the same language when communicating client progress and treatment.
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Physiotherapy treatments available to you
Thorough explanation of your diagnosis and your treatment plan
Joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
Nerve gliding techniques to treat nerve pain and irritation
Massage and release of tight muscles
Postural assessments and corrective exercises
Core stability programs
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Strong back & core, or strong shoulders classes
KLT functional strength training
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Workcover injuries ~ return to work clinic
Hypermobility clinic for hypermobile clients
Occupational Physio, including worksite assessments and functional capacity evaluations
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Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
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