Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of tests designed to assess patterns of movement related to musculoskeletal pain. SFMA identifies impairments related to regional interdependence, or referred pain. This diagnostic test, which identifies relationships between pain in remote locations and the patient’s primary complaint, provides information which helps our healthcare providers identify the best treatment options. Consequently, it can serve as a valuable part of physical medicine and rehab treatment. Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine is a popular choice for SFMA in Austin due to our track record of success in helping patients achieve positive outcomes.

SFMA in Austin

SFMA examines the patient’s posturing, muscle performance, motor control, and balance reaction through a series of movement patterns. The provider scores seven full-body movement tests before totaling up the numbers for objective results. The primary ranking factors include pain level, range of motion and stability. SFMA helps identify underlying conditions related to:

SFMA resonates with Austin Preferred’s approach, which centers around relieving pain while restoring health and functionality to the body. It is particularly useful to people suffering from chronic pain, athletes looking to optimize performance or those taking preventive measures. Furthermore, this test can help our Chiropractic and Physical Therapy providers to design optimal plans of care unique to each patient’s needs. 

Call (512) 442-2727 for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. Furthermore, you may refer to our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SFMA?

A: SFMA is a series of movement tests designed to assess patterns of motion related to pain in the joints and soft tissues. 

Q: Which patients benefit the most from an SFMA assessment?

A: Selective Functional Movement Assessment is especially useful for patients with conditions that have proven difficult to diagnose in the past. Moreover, it is also of use to people who may be suffering from multiple musculoskeletal conditions.

Q: Does health insurance cover SFMA in Austin??

A: Health insurance carriers do not yet recognize SFMA. Consequently, we currently only offer it at our self-pay prices.

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for an SFMA assessment?

A: The providers at Austin Preferred have assessed numerous patients with SFMA, using the results to design customized treatment plans which generate positive outcomes.

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