During the SFMA level 1 course, you will learn to:
- Describe the importance of clinically assessing movement patterns before movement components.
- Understand how the residual effect of pain alters motor control.
- Efficiently categorize movement patterns as functional/ dysfunctional and painful/non-painful.
- Apply the logic from the SFMA breakouts to systematically diagnose the cause of movement pattern dysfunction as either impaired mobility or impaired motor control.
- Discuss the motor learning principles that guide the application of therapeutic exercise to restore functional movement.
- Link assessment findings to the initial therapeutic strategy (manual therapy or motor control oriented exercise).