A Dizzying Array of Labels

Many people experience dizziness in everyday situations. Some also develop functional gait abnormalities and become excessively vigilant about sensations of imbalance. These symptoms have been given a variety of labels, such as supermarket syndrome, chronic subjective dizziness, and phobic postural vertigo. All of these are now gathered together under the heading of persistent postural perceptual… Read More


Linking Corrective Exercises, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Physical Fitness Performance

Research Paper Title The Influence of Corrective Exercises on Functional Movement Screen and Physical Fitness Performance in Army ROTC Cadets. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool designed to identify limitations between sections of the body during fundamental movements. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of corrective exercises to improve FMS… Read More

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): Physical Therapists & Inter-Rate Reliability

Research Paper Title Inter-Rater Reliability of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) by SFMA Certified Physical Therapists with Similar Clinical and Rating Experience. Background The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assesses posture, muscle balance, and movement patterns in order to identify relevant musculoskeletal dysfunction in a clinical population. The purposes of this study were to:… Read More

Article: Work, Age & Disability

Physically demanding work could result in increased disability at older age. Irish researchers looked at work type (both paid work and upaind housework) and disability in 357 adults aged 57-80 years, and found that over half the participants reported doing physically demanding work. A fifth of participants had complete function, but 65% were limited in… Read More