Selective Functional Movement Assessment or SFMA is an assessment tool that practitioners use to get an idea of where the dysfunctions are in your movement patterns. SFMA uses 7 big movements such as a neck movement, toe touch (multi-segmental flexion), extension, rotation, upper extremity, single leg stance and deep squat to reveal movement dysfunctions. It then breaks down the big movement into its pieces to find what is limiting the movement. For instance if you have have
This past Wednesday we presented a workshop for the managers and personal trainers at Anytime Fitness and Rapid Personal Training. The workshop was about how to train without pain and it was focussed on the shoulder. We covered how to assess the shoulder, common injuries seen in the gym and then demonstrated how we treat these injuries. We look forward to running more of these workshops in the near future.
A muscle therapist's greatest challenge is to find the source of what is causing their client's pain. This is usually the reason why people come to see us so it is important for us to get our client's out of pain fast. Getting someone out of pain is one thing, finding the cause of why they are in pain in the first place and where it is coming from is where it gets really interesting. It would be safe to assume that if the client points to an area of tenderness the logical thi