Register for SFMA (Chicago area)

May 14-17, 2021, Des Plaines, IL

The SFMA Level 1 seminar includes both a 4 hour online course, as well as a 2-day live event, where the background, philosophy, evidence, and logic of the model will be covered.

The SFMA provides an efficient method for systematically determining the cause of the patient’s pain, not just the source. The SFMA is a repeatable diagnostic metric which begins with 7 full-body movements, known as the "Top Tier," to determine where further assessment is needed. A common logic is applied to all patterns to break down the movement in a systematic way to reach a movement diagnosis of either mobility or stability/motor control dysfunction.

Most of the live portion of the SFMA seminar is spent in practical sessions. Participants are taught the assessment criteria and have ample to practice and opportunities to ask questions to ensure they are comfortable integrating the system immediately into their clinical practice.

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SFMA Level 2 - Advanced 

Course Prerequisites: Before attending the SFMA Level 2, you must have previously attended the SFMA Level 1 course.

In the SFMA Level 2 seminar, you will spend two full days focused on interventions designed to compliment the SFMA findings. The majority of the course will be dedicated to the demonstration and application of the 4 x 4 exercise matrix and the neurodevelopmental progression it follows. Key motor control oriented exercise progressions are provided for each top tier movement pattern assessed within the SFMA.

You will leave with a clearer understanding of treatment for Stability and/or Motor Control dysfunctions. Additionally, reset and reinforcement ideas will be discussed to allow the participant to gain a greater understanding of the clinical application of the model.

What you can expect as we migrate back into live courses:

  • Social distancing during lectures
  • Lab sessions will be designed to stay within guidelines
  • Face masks will be required
  • Hand Sanitizer and Table Cleanser will be provided
  • Participation in any lab activities will be based on your comfort.  They will not be required.
We are looking forward to providing a safe experience for you as we return to live events.

Need CEUs? For further information regarding continuing education approval please visit our SFMA Courses page, navigate to the course of your choice and select "CEU Information".

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  1. SFMA Level 1 - Certification
  2. SFMA Level 2 - Advanced


Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
2930 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States

Please Note

Hotel Information

A group rate has been set up at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Hotel Reservations

Please click here or call 847-296-8900 and reference "Functional Movement" to receive the discounted room rate.

Group Rate Expiration

Rooms will be held at group rate until April 13, 2021.  After this date, it will be based upon availability.

Courses & Days

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment

    • Save $140.00 by signing up for this package
      SFMA Level 1 - Certification (15 hrs)
      Friday, May 14, 2021 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Instructor:  Kyle Kiesel - Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA Instructor
      Cost: $945.00

      SFMA Level 2 - Advanced (15 hrs)
      Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      Monday, May 17, 2021 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Cost: $945.00

At least one course is required to register.

All transactions are in US dollars.