Chiropractor in Burke, VA - Dr. Todd P. Sullivan Achieves Certification in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

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Dr. Todd P. Sullivan of NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center is certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

Dr. Todd P. Sullivan

Chiropractor in Burke, VA - Dr. Todd P. Sullivan

The FMS and SFMA identifies movement dysfunction and diagnose conditions. Having an accurate diagnosis is key to getting patients better and providing the correct treatment.

Dr. Todd P. Sullivan of NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center is now certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool that captures human and movement patterns and are critical to normal function, and documents if there are any imbalances, dysfunctions, and restrictions. The screen will determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency as well as demonstrate limitations or asymmetries. These imbalances and deficiencies that are discovered through the screen can hinder training, physical conditioning, and distort body awareness. The results are then utilized to accurately recommend beneficial corrective and strength-building exercises to restore proper movement function to the body.

Dr. Todd P. Sullivan received training and acquired the certification necessary to provide the screen at his chiropractic office in Burke,VA. Additionally, Dr. Sullivan received the training necessary to perform another assessment tool called Selective Functional Movement Assessment, also known as SFMA. SFMA is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement in those with known musculoskeletal pain. Essentially, if a patient that performs the Functional Movement Screen and determines that there is pain during one or more of the movements, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment is then applied to separate pain and dysfunction in the body. The SFMA is key to accurately diagnosing the problem and allowing Dr. Sullivan to provide the correct treatment.

Ultimately, the goal of FMS and SFMA is to provide patients with an exercise and treatment program to efficiently integrate the components of proper posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into that treatment program, as well as reduce pain and heal muscular conditions. To learn more about FMS and SFMA please visit for additional details.

NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center aims to get it patients out of pain by properly diagnosing and treating conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, herniated disc, lower back pain, neck pain, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis utilizing the most current medical technology. A primary focus is to provide pain relief care for your neck and back pain.

Founded in 2006, NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center is a chiropractic office located in Burke,VA. They provide a multi-disciplinary approach combining chiropractic treatments, Active Release Techniques, Graston Techniques, Spinal Decompression, K-Laser Therapy and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy. Dr. Sullivan is an avid athlete competing in marathons, hockey, golf and Crossfit.

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