Sports Injury and Conditioning
Have you had a sports injury? Experience the way physical therapy should be! Our therapists have taken additional courses making them mobility and movement specialists. Our therapists are extensively trained in Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) and are certified as mobility specialists.
What is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) or Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA)?
The FMS™ is an attempt to capture movement pattern quality, and screen for movement competency in uninjured individuals, using a simple, ordinal grading system. It is not intended to be used for testing or assessment, but rather to demonstrate limitations or asymmetries with respect to common, fundamental human movement patterns. Tests and assessments are additional tools that can be used to further evaluate impairments of functional movements. The creators of the FMS™ intended to develop a screen of movement that would expose functional limitations, which could lead to an improved proactive approach to injury prevention.
The FMS™ may be used in the pre‐participation physical examination, or be used as a stand‐alone screening system to determine deficits that may be overlooked during the traditional rehabilitation process, medical, and performance evaluations. In many cases, mobility, stability, strength, or neuromuscular control imbalances may not be identified during traditional screening and assessment. These problems, previously acknowledged as significant risk factors, can be identified using the FMS™. The movement‐based assessment calculates functional deficits (or biomarkers) related to motor control, mobility, and stability faults. Thus, this system could also be used at the end of the formal rehabilitation process to assist (along with strength, power, and functional performance tests when appropriate) in determining an athlete’s readiness to return to function. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4127517/)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a tool clinicians use to determine the cause of pain by assessing functional movement patterns. An SFMA helps a therapist determine if pain is caused by uncoordinated motor control or inadequate mobility.
Based on the assessment outcomes, the therapist can guide patients through an intervention program that targets any dysfunction or deficits found. The SFMA approach is based on the 3 R’s; “Reset, Reinforce, and Reload”. This process helps patients learn improved movement patterns, adopt these patterns consistently, and build strength over time.
Our state-of-the-art physical therapy space includes:
- 40yd Turf area
- 7500sqr ft. Full commercial gym and fitness space
- Full cardio area including treadmills, ellipticals, ARC trainers, recumbent bikes, stationary bikes and more!
- Dumbbells and kettlebells up to 100lbs
- Full rack systems for power and strength training
- Assualt bikes, ski ergs, roweers
- Top rehab professionals leading your care