Applied Functional Science
We focus our treatments on the principles of Applied Functional Science®, emphasizing the importance of assessing every patient in a global, functionally-specific manner. In this process, we are able to dissect their biomechanics and determine where deficiencies exist in their functional movement patterns and how those impairments are leading to their symptoms. We then utilize our global and localized assessments to develop the most effective, individualized Plans of Care to assist our patients in achieving their functional goals.
Functional Training is a physical therapy method coined by Gary Gray of the Gray Institute. It incorporates Applied Functional Science (AFS), which is based upon proven scientific truth, rather than theory. AFS is a term used to match the best, most effective physical therapy techniques (supported by scientific research) to an individual recovering from a certain condition. At Trademark Performance we implement AFS in the creation of all our treatment plans. If you are looking for a South Holland, IL or Dyer, IN physical therapy practice, request a consultation today.
Functional Training analyzes the ways in which physical sciences impact biological sciences, in order to provide patients with the best possible treatment plan. Physical sciences refer to the effects the world has on us, such as gravity, mass, and momentum. Biological sciences refer to our bodies and how they respond to the physical sciences, such as our motion, balance, stability, reaction, and proprioceptors. The goal of Applied Functional Science is to focus and improve upon the “Success, Encouragement, Locus of Control, Empowerment, Relevance, and Significance” of the biological sciences.
This all takes into account the Gray Institute’s Principle-Strategy-Technique Process. This refers to the “why” of movement (principles), the “what” of movement (techniques), and the “how” of movement (strategies). When designing a treatment plan, it is important to consider every “why,” “what,” and “how,” determining how physical sciences and biological sciences factor into each one.
At Trademark Performance, our physical therapists are highly experienced in Applied Functional Science, using the best methods to create the most effective and successful treatment plans for our patients. If you are in need of physical therapy treatments, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our dedicated and highly trained physical therapists will use the methods of Applied Functional Science to create the perfect plan for your specific needs!
You can also learn more about Applied Functional Science here: www.grayinstitute.com