Injury Prevention: FMS & SFMA

Injury Prevention: FMS & SFMA

Injury Prevention: FMS and SFMA

Peak Physical Therapy in Denver, CO is pleased to provide a continuum of injury prevention, training, and performance services provided by our team of professional and certified physical therapists.

The purpose of the FMS medical assessment is to determine if a significant medical problem exists that may limit performance gains or may require orthopedic attention.

Whether you're training for a marathon, getting into shape or preparing for your next athletic season, the FMS system can build out plans for total-body fitness, long-term fitness, and identify and resolve movement impairments. This system reduces the risk of injury and helps you establish a plan and timeline for success.  We regularly treat professional, collegiate, high school and weekend athletes to help them achieve their peak performance. The systems will help:

  • Improve functional fitness and athletic performance
  • Establish a starting point and realistic goals
  • Identify and resolve movement impairments
  • Build lasting fitness instead of temporary ability
  • Measure and establish a record of progress

The following organization utilize the FMS System:

  • NFL Combine Camp
  • Professional MLB, NFL, and NHL Athletes
  • German National Soccer Team


  1. Establishing correct movement patterns (good mechanics / injury prevention)
  2. Improving speed & power while maintaining correct movement (performance)

SFMA: Selective Functional Movement Assessment:

SFMA is used to identify specific movement limitations that cause pain. It determines if these movements are a stability or mobility problem. 

The SFMA looks at 7 movement patterns that assess how you move. These patterns are then graded as functional, dysfunctional, painful, or non-painful. 

The SFMA is great for anyone who has pain with movement, whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, or just want to perform yard work without pain.