FMS/SFMA

How well do you move

How did your pain begin? This question is commonly ask when diagnosing back pain and has a tendency to yield misleading answers. If you assume that the instant you began to feel pain was 1886when your back problem began, you are looking at the symptom and not the underlying issue. Unless there was blunt force trauma or accident that occurred, your back problem started long before the pain. The source of the pain is most likely the result of wear and tear on your spine that has been exacerbated by long-term bad movement patterns.

Overuse, muscle strain, trauma to muscles, ligaments, bones, and discs make the back vulnerable to injury and re-injury. If you perform the same dysfunctional movement over and over, you can develop repetitive back strain and injure your discs and vertebrae. In the event of an injury, your body begins to compensate. Your body will move a different way to avoid pain, exaggerating bad movement patterns even further. This compensation causes you to strain other muscles that are not designed to move the way you are using them, setting off a vicious cycle of injury and pain. Bending, lifting, running, reaching, and sitting all involve your back muscles. If you are not moving properly, your spine, particularly your lumbar spine, will be subjected to significant wear and tear

What SFMA/FMS is and how it helps tell us what isn’t working right

1903SFMA/FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals. It’s a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.

These faulty movement patterns or compensatory movement patterns can be due to tight or weak muscle or coordination issues. The faulty movement patterns or movement asymmetries cause mechanical stress which results in cumulative micro-trauma leading to injuries. FMS and SFMA treat the cause of symptoms, not the source.

These faulty movement patterns or compensatory movement patterns can be due to tight or weak muscle or coordination issues. The faulty movement patterns or movement asymmetries cause mechanical stress which results in cumulative micro-trauma leading to injuries. FMS and SFMA treat the cause of symptoms, not the source.

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