Veteran physical therapist or not, you are more than likely stuck in your ways when it comes to routine procedures such as movement assessment. And you should be! If you have found a method that works for you, more power to you. Just hear us out…
How SFMA can enhance your movement assessment
Simply put, widening the breadth of your movement assessment helps you cover all your bases. This doesn’t mean that you should drop what you’re doing and re-learn a completely new method; it suggests that there are multiple layers you can implement to make sure you are getting the best picture of the source and cause of your patients injuries and/or pain.
Dr. Michael Voight knows a thing or two about assessment protocol, and he greatly recommends utilizing SFMA as an adjunct to your current system. His Scrape, Tape and Move hands-on workshop uses the SFMA as the basis for clinical decision making when using instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), kinesiology tape and TheraBand elastic resistance. In Scrape, Tape and Move, you’ll learn the ‘Top Tier’ assessments of SFMA and see immediate results of your treatment.
Watch below as he explains how diligent movement assessments improve patient outcomes, and follow the SFMA Professional Series for monthly articles featuring important tips and tricks to completing a successful Selective Functional Movement Assessment: