Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a trademarked system based on scientific principals and research to help improve the body’s ranges of motion, while teaching the nervous system how to control the new ranges. When full active range of motion is decreased, the joint tissues lack the ability to absorb load at those ranges so therefore can be more susceptible to injury. After a thorough assessment, your chiropractor will determine which exercises should be prescribed for you to improve the way your body functions by improving mobility and strength. The four main benefits of FRC are mobility and flexibility, joint strength, articular health and longevity, and performance enhancement. FRC can be used not only for injury rehabilitation but also for prevention.
SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
The SFMA is a clinical assessment for those who experience pain. It is a movement-based diagnostic system that systematically finds the cause of pain - not just the source - by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment.
Look at it this way. When you head to the hospital for shooting arm pain, the immediate course of action is to check your heart, not your arm. The symptoms down your arm are just a result of a problem elsewhere in the body. Similarly, the SFMA focuses on underlying dysfunctional movement to find the cause of pain, not just the source. This concept is better known as regional interdependence - how seemingly unrelated problems are driving the dysfunction.
What makes SFMA unique? It is the first organized system that considers altered motor control (inability to coordinate proper movements). Motor control can often mimic mobility or joint dysfunction and lead treatment down the wrong path. Knowing the correct cause of the problem leads to more accurate treatment and quicker resolution of symptoms. The SFMA uses the neurodevelopmental perspective – the way we learn to move as infants – to create a system to reteach our brains to communicate with our bodies.
FMS - Functional Movement Screen
The FMS is our tool for standardized movement screening to see how an individual, no matter their age, is moving in everyday life. It takes into account both mobility and stability and equips the professional with information to make programming decisions with precision and purpose.
This protocol is used when people pain free, to assess their movement.