What is functional movement?

Functional Movement Therapy is a comprehensive approach that uses specific exercises to improve your ability to perform everyday activities with ease and without discomfort. This therapy focuses on enhancing your strength, stability, and mobility, ultimately promoting overall wellness.

This therapeutic method utilizes the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), a tool designed to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to daily activities. With its simplicity and versatility, the FMS allows for targeted therapy to improve specific areas of weakness.

How Functional Movement Therapy Works

Functional Movement Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on the root causes of your discomfort or limitations - your movement patterns. We all have unique ways of moving, and sometimes, these patterns can contribute to chronic pain, injury, and decreased functionality. The first step in Functional Movement Therapy is identifying these problematic movement patterns. The process involves a series of tests that examine your strength, flexibility, balance, and how you perform specific movements. The therapist will look for any asymmetries or limitations that could be causing your issues. Once these patterns are identified, the therapy then addresses them with targeted exercises. Depending on your specific needs, these could range from simple movements that you do at home to more complex exercises performed under the supervision of the therapist.

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How do the exercises assist mobility?

The exercises are designed to strengthen weak areas and improve mobility. For example, if the therapy identifies that you have weak hip muscles contributing to knee pain, you would be given exercises to strengthen your hips. Similarly, if you have limited shoulder mobility causing discomfort during daily activities, you would be given stretches to improve this mobility.

What are the benefits of Functional Movement Therapy?

One of the critical benefits of Functional Movement Therapy is its ability to improve your ability to perform daily activities with ease. By focusing on enhancing strength, stability, and mobility, this therapy can help reduce the risk of injury, improve athletic performance, and promote overall physical wellness. Functional Movement Therapy is unique in its approach to addressing limitations in movement. With its targeted exercise regimen, it provides a tailored solution for individuals seeking to improve their physical function and quality of life.

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Am I a good candidate for Functional Movement Therapy?

Struggling with limitations in movement or decreased physical functionality? If so, Functional Movement Therapy could be an effective solution for you. This therapy is particularly beneficial for those who have been dealing with these issues for an extended period and are significantly affected by their limitations. However, certain health conditions may not be compatible with this therapy. It’s crucial to consult with a professional to ensure Functional Movement Therapy is the right choice for you. Let us guide you on your journey to improved movement and health.

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Functional Movement Therapy at FreeForm Chiropractic

Welcome to FreeForm, your partner in achieving health independence. Grounded in our core values of Freedom, Fortitude, Family, and Faith, we believe in your body’s innate ability to heal. Our mission is simple: to help you live free from pain, medication dependence, and healthcare constraints. Our personalized approach begins with understanding the root cause of your discomfort through detailed examinations and digital X-rays. We then create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs and goals.

At FreeForm, we’re more than healthcare providers. We’re educators and advocates for whole-body health, offering informative lectures to corporations and schools. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch services and customer service.

We are committed to helping you lead a life free from pain and limitations. Choose FreeForm. Choose freedom. Let’s embark on this journey to health independence together.

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