The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) are tools designed to systematically assess movement. The basic difference is that the FMS is a screening tool whereas the SFMA is a diagnostic tool.

Functional Movement Screen
FMS is a screening tool used to identify movement limitations or asymmetries in individuals with no current pain or injury. The screening tests 7 fundamental movement patterns.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system. The assessment is an efficient method to systematically find the root cause of symptoms and diagnosing them as either mobility problems or a stability / motor control problems.

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