The doctors of Functional Performance Institute employ state of the art clinical assessments to identify causes of pain and impairments. They then create rehabilitation plans which integrate cutting edge techniques aimed at decreasing pain and improving function and mobility.
SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT (SFMA)
SFMA is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA.
For more information: http://www.sfma.com/site
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN (FMS)
FMS was created by world famous physical therapist Gray Cook as a means to evaluate an individual's mobility, movement patterning, core stability and neuromuscular coordination. Consisting of seven basic tests, the screen correlates to movement patterns that occur during training, sports and everyday life. Impairment or imbalances in any one of these patterns can decrease an individual's function and performance and significantly increase their risk of injury.
For more information: http://www.functionalmovement.com
DYNAMIC NEUROMUSCULAR STABILIZATION (DNS)
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS as it is commonly referred to, is a manual rehabilitative approach used to optimize the control and efficiency of the movement system. DNS principles focus on stimulating the movement control system in the brain in order to stabilize the body. Based on the Developmental Kinesiology Principles of motor control and fetal development, DNS has been developed by Professor Pavel Kolar in Prague, Czech Republic, and has been rapidly gaining attention and acceptance worldwide as an effective functional rehabilitation approach.
DNS is a very effective approach for preventing and rehabilitating pain syndromes in the movement system and is also becoming extremely popular in sports performance. The same optimal patterns that keep an individual out of pain also maximize the efficiency of the movements. In doing so, injury risk is lessened while athletic performance is enhanced.
For more information: http://www.rehabps.com
FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING (FRC)
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a system of mobility training based on scientific principles and research. Although at first FRC was primarily used by the training staffs of professional sports and organizations of athletes, its use has spread and its principals have been successfully implemented for the training and rehabilitation of all populations, including children, lay persons, and the aging population.
FUNCTIONAL RANGE RELEASE (FR RELEASE)
Functional Range Release (FR Release) is an advanced and comprehensive system of soft tissue assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation, used by some of the most highly regarded manual therapists around the world.
The FR system has been successfully used to manage a wide range of injuries/dysfunctions affecting a wide range of body tissues, including muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, joints, etc.
For more information: http://www.functionalanatomyblog.com
This technique gives support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, edema and treatment of pain. It is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and support them in movement 24 hours per day. The success of this tape technique is largely based on professional diagnosis and application, and it is skillfully administered by the doctors at FPT.Webster Technique.
For more information: http://www.kinesiotaping.com