As Fellow of Applied Functional Science® I have completed the highest level of certification through the world-renown Gray Institute. As a Fellow my certification reflecting proficiency, competence, confidence and credibility in all aspects of functional movement therapy allowing for application towards patient movement dysfunction prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
AFS is a treatment philosophy founded on the principles of physics, behavioral science, and biology, with the goal of assessing each individuals unique movements tendencies.
Thoughtful consideration is taken to address how the mind, body and spirit all collectively work together to support a persons functional movement choices.
The closer and more specific rehabilitation and conditioning can be to the actual activity you are experiencing challenges with, the better your body can recover.
Understand that the body is a three-dimensional structure means that no one person moves the same as another. This brings to light the importance that each patient needs and deserves individual consideration and care.
Encourages movement in all 3 planes of motion to include the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes which allows for authentic replication the movements we perform in our daily lives.
Incorporates use of Functional Manual Reaction (FMR). A technique of applying hands on approach to different bones of the body in order to facilitate and encourage specific joint movements during a functional tasks.
Creating movement guided by chain reactions in the body using authentic drivers of movement such as gravity, momentum, hands, eyes, and feet. These drivers are what motivate movement in real life.
Proprioceptors are receptors in the body that sense position and movement. When these receptors are stimulated, they activate the muscles to react. More proprioceptors get stimulated when an activity is performed in a functional upright position against gravity and while performing the actual task, which results in better muscle recruitment and better training for the muscle.
Enhance muscle recruitment and power production by facilitating the proper loading and exploding responses in and out of a position, thus making movement easier and more efficient.