Functional Integrated Training
Functional Integration Training is simply training your body to do whatever it needs to do. Think of it as a sport specific training for the sport of life. The power of Functional Integrated Training is that it takes a look at what your body needs to do in order to make you the best you that you can be.
Through three dimensional movement training your body will learn how to efficiently perform the tasks of daily living that are crucial to you. If you are an 80 year old seasoned athlete with a new hip, this may mean integrating that hip into your movement patterns so as not to create new dysfunction. If you are a marathon runner, it may mean learning how to stretch in all three planes and how to effectively engage your glutes and abdominals in order to run more efficiently; faster and pain-free. If you are someone looking to get back in shape or drop 10, 20 or even 100 lbs then this means giving you an exercise program that allows you to gain lean muscle and lose body fat and is specific to your needs.
Most people fail to keep up with an exercise plan not because they are lazy, but because the plan is not designed for them. This can lead to over training and injury, or under training and boredom. Neither is good for your body in the long run; nor any fun! Our bodies are made to be in motion. We create dysfunction when we stop moving and that dysfunction breeds more dysfunction. What starts as a tightness turns into faulty movement patterns, which then turns into pain and injury, Not only at the site of tightness but at the joints above and below.
For those struggling with chronic pain or are you coming back from an injury, Functional Integrated Training can help put you on the road to recovery. Unlike traditional physical therapist, there are no protocols in Functional Integrated Training. Each person is treated as an individual and the entire musculoskeletal System is evaluated to research the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms; allowing us to address the problem directly. Runners can keep reaching for new PR’s, senior athletes can keep (regain or maintain) their quality of life. Squash players can keep playing at the top of their game year after year and desk jockeys can keep good posture so they don’t lose the battle with gravity pulling them closer and closer to their computer screen!