The SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) is a comprehensive assessment used by Dr. Tarkanyi to classify movement patterns unique to each patient and direct his chiropractic treatment and therapeutic exercise programs. The SFMA is a system that details the bio-mechanical origins of a patient’s injury in a reproducible way. This means when Dr. Tarkanyi treats a specific area of the body and works on a specific impairment, he can quickly see if that treatment corrected the bio-mechanical cause of the injury or if it just affected the local symptoms. It simply creates a more pattern-specific perspective of how each individual patient moves in relationship to their body and medical history. This results in a more accurate initial diagnosis and the most efficient and cost effective treatment plan.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Touch your chin to your chest without moving the rest of your body.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Look up aiming to get your face parallel with the ground.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Rotate your head as far as possible to the right, then flex your neck down toward your collarbone. Do not let your shoulder move up to your chin.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Reach overhead, like you are brushing your hair, and touch the top of the opposite scapula for external rotation and Reach behind your back with each arm trying to touch the inferior angle of the opposite scapula for internal rotation.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Bend forward at the hips while reaching your hands toward your toes. Try to touch your toes without bending your knees.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Raise your hands above your head with your arms fully extended and in line with your ears. Bend backwards as far as possible, making sure your hips go forward and arms go back simultaneously.
Feet together and toes pointing forward. Position your arms fully extended at your sided at about waist height. Rotate your entire body – hips, shoulders, head – as far as possible to each side while the foot position remains unchanged.
Feet together and toes pointing forward, arms extended by your side. Lift your leg so the hip and knee are both at 90 degree angles. Remain in this posture as best as possible for 10 seconds. Repeat with eyes closed for 10 seconds.
Begin with your feet aligned just outside of shoulder with the toes pointing straight forward. Grab a dowl/golf club over your head with your elbows fully extended. Slowly descend as deeply as possible into a full squat position. Make sure you keep your heels on the ground, head and chest up, and arms fully over your head.