Spectrum Healthcare Selective Functional Movement

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment – SFMA

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a new approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction.

It is a series of 7 different full-body movement tests which assess an individual’s fundamental patterns of movement.

The general principal behind the SFMA is that ‘normal’ movement is achieved through the incorporation of fundamental movement patterns, alongside mobility and stability.

When our body experiences pain, weakness or any structural irregularities it moves towards predictable patterns of movement as a means to protect itself. Key identifiers of this may include, a decrease of range of motion, muscle length changes or variations in strength.

SFMA logo Spectrum Healthcare SydneySFMA enables practitioners to understand the complex relationship between the different parts of the body and how certain impairments/injuries, in one particular region may have an adverse effect on another.

The benefit of the functional tests is that it allows practitioners to better identify the areas of concern, which are not as obviously related to the main musculoskeletal complaint. The assessments enable practitioners to provide greater individualised treatment and specific therapeutic, exercise prescription.

Spectrum Healthcare offers our patients the convenience of Macquarie Park and North Ryde location with plenty of free parking with easy lift access to our facilities.  No referral is necessary for most chiropractic and physiotherapy consultations, with the exception of DVA, motor vehicle accidents and Work Cover related treatments. We also offer our patients the convenience of later appointments to fit in with busy schedules. To arrange a consultation please call our friendly reception team on (02) 9889 3344 or book an appointment online.