Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
We do not teach SFMA/FMS courses but we highly recommend that practitioners take them.
KinetaCore® has aligned with and continues to utilize the evaluation and corrective philosophies developed by the founders of SFMA & FMS in our Functional Dry Needling® courses as well as in our clinic.
Please see below for the link to the SFMA website.
About Selective Functional Movement Assessment
The SFMA is a comprehensive assessment that classifies movement
patterns. This system helps the clinician recognize meaningful
impairments and integrate the current best evidence (manual therapy
and therapeutic exercise) for treating musculoskeletal conditions.
The History of Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Functional Movement Assessment, popularized in sports medicine research
by the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance Test, has taught us that
capturing injury risk must include the assessment of body relative
movement patterns. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the
perspective of full body movement patterns, the clinician has the
opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly
unrelated to the main musculoskeletal diagnosis but are contributing to
the primary complaint (regional interdependence).
Beyond Traditional Kinematic Chain Approach
SFMA extends beyond the traditional Kinematic Chain approach to
explore the current best evidence explaining how pain and injury
adversely affect motor control. The assessment and exercise intervention model incorporates the basic
tenets of human movement from a neuro-developmental perspective. The
participant will learn how to identify a patient’s most dysfunctional
movement pattern and break that pattern down into its fundamental parts.
This will reveal the most meaningful impairment (mobility or stability
deficit) to be addressed.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns
that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies
functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects
of functional training and physical conditioning and can distort body awareness.
The Functional Movement Screen generates the FMS Score, which is used to target
problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most
beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.
Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those
exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength
in each individual. If dysfunction is determined to a certain degree a referral to a healthcare practitioner such as a Physical Therapist is recommended.
For more information on FMS click here.
For more information on SFMA click here.
Information on Gray Cook's Movement Book, SFMA & FMS Scoring Sheets, and Gray Cook Radio.
Click here for SFMA & FMS Scoring sheets and Gray Cook's Movement Book.
Click here for Gray Cook Radio.