Functional Movement Systems
Lawrence, KS | Midwest Muscle & Joint Clinic
Midwest Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes a movement-based system in Lawrence, KS to help people move better, and then move often. Traditionally, Chiropractors adjusted based on only static and palpable listings. Now research is pointing in the direction of treating based off improper movement patterns and biomechanics. This is accomplished through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Both of these are commonly used in our clinic, however, the difference is pain. If a patient is dealing with pain then they are taken through the SFMA. If a patient has no pain then our focus turns to the FMS.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
The SFMA is a system that helps rehabilitation professionals (Chiropractors, Physical Therapist, etc.) incorporate a movement-based approach to finding out the root problem of your pain.
It’s a comprehensive assessment used to:
- Classify movement patterns
- Identify regions for further local biomechanical examination
- Direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise intervention
Because of this systematic approach, physicians are able to generate a thorough diagnostic, which leads to shorter treatment plans and increased treatment effectiveness.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
The FMS is a screen used to capture fundamental movements based off seven movement patterns. It is a great tool for athletes, people getting into fitness for the first time, or anybody that has questions about their technique. The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems.
The screen helps to:
- Determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency
- Demonstrate limitations or asymmetries