The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a continuing education course designed for healthcare professionals that routinely treats patients with musculoskeletal conditions across their lifespan. Maintaining or restoring precise movement of specific segments is the key to preventing or correcting musculoskeletal dysfunction. SFMA focuses on finding the root and cause of symptoms by breaking down dysfunctional patterns logically rather than simply finding the source of the pain. An isolated or regional approach to evaluation and treatment will not restore complete function. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of a movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contributes to the associated disability.