The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA.
The assessment guides the clinician to the most dysfunctional non-painful movement pattern, which is then assessed in detail. This approach is designed to complement the existing exam and serve as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal practice. By addressing the most dysfunctional non-painful pattern, the application of targeted interventions (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) is not adversely affected by pain.
SFMA offers doctors and physical therapists a new approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction. Our standardized clinical model ensures isolating the cause of injury and efficient care.
Dr. McNally offers more than the typical chiropractor in that she is certified in, and uses soft tissue approaches like ART - Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping. I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of these approaches as she has treated me on numerous occasions with excellent results. Of course she performs traditional chiropractic adjustments as well. I find the combination of soft tissue approaches and traditional chiropractic care to be extremely beneficial to individuals with musculoskeletal pain. I am happy to recommend her services to patients, family & friends!
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