A full Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) takes you through a series of body wide movements and assesses the quality of those movements. It helps your clinician to find out whether the site of pain is truly the source of pain. It also helps determine whether a movement has a true mobility problem or a motor control problem. A motor control problem basically means a lack of stability, which leads to protective muscle guarding. The findings will then guide the treatment plan of management. It lets your clinician know whether an area needs working on using manipulation or soft tissue work. Or whether that area needs stabilisation exercises prescribed instead.