Functional Movement Systems
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Sunshine Coast Functional Movement Systems

Silverback Chiropractic utilises the Functional Movement System to address and support clients from injury management through to enhancing performance. The Functional Movement System consists of multiple protocols, which are used for varying purposes. During your initial consultation, we will determine the appropriate protocol to meet your individual needs and provide comprehensive care to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve quality of movement within the body.

Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to book a movement consultation.

Functional Movement Screens:

Silverback Chiropractic uses the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to assess the seven planes of movement that all humans should be able to perform. In order to be proactive in injury prevention, a Functional Movement Screen can identify discrepancies from left to right, which may predispose the individual to injury. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) involves the client performing a number of fundamental body movements, ranging from active straight leg raises to overhead squats. This screen is effective for people at all ability levels.


Selective Functional Movement Assessments:

Dr Epskamp believes many injuries are preventable. Improper rehabilitation advice and treatment can exacerbate what may otherwise be a straight forward injury. When painful movement has been recognised, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is used to specifically identify the source of the dysfunction and/or pain. This targeted information will indicate one of two issues within the body; mobility dysfunction or motor control dysfunction.

Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) assess movement patterns including:

  • Cervical flexion, extension and rotation
  • Upper extremity patterns
  • Multi-segmental flexion, extension and rotation
  • Single leg and squatting stance

Common injuries we manage include:

  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Torn ACL, knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Calf tears or strains
  • Any other joint or muscle dysfunctions


Y-Balance Test

The Y-Balance test has many functions. It can be used to assess risk of injury prior to physical activity, to assess progress with rehabilitation and as a diagnostic tool prior to returning to activity after an injury. This test will measure the individuals functional symmetry from left to right and top to bottom.

Functional Movement Systems

Contact us on 07 5353 0989 to arrange a movement consultation.