Applied Functional Science utilizes a process that is practical for any individual regardless
of age or ability, involving functional assessment, rehabilitation and injury prevention. This
approach focuses on standing mobilizations and exercise, giving full consideration to the
entire body while treating specific injuries. It is based on scientific principals of integrating
chain reaction biomechanics of the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems which lead to
powerful strategies that guide our decision making process.
Traditionally, many physical therapy techniques have been taught to perform
mobilization and exercise on the treatment table with an emphasis on treating the
symptom. At GPT, we recognize the value of combining some traditional strategies with
a more functional approach in order to treat the cause of symptoms. Through observing
our patients’ standing movement patterns in all planes of motion, we can appreciate how
far away from normal function they have come. Even if your previous physical therapy
experience has fallen short, we are confident our progressive, personalized approach will
bring you relief and function you deserve.
Through utilizing what our patients have experienced (their history) and how their whole
body is moving as our guide, functional flexibility and strength takes on new meaning.
It recognizes the dynamics of the whole body as all the individual parts are moving and
interacting with one another.