The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain.
SFMA is an assessment used to determine the cause of symptoms and create a plan to improve pain-free functional movement. The assessment breaks down dysfunctional patterns and aims to find the root cause which can be a mobility problem or a motor/stability problem. This allows the physical therapist to appropriately match the plan of treatment to the main problem of the patient. The goal of SFMA is to achieve maximum body function in everyday activities, sports or fitness routines.