Functional Rehabilitation

Functional rehabilitation involves three aspects: strength training, conditioning, and coordination improvement. With strength training, individuals apply high force against heavy resistance, like lifting weights. With conditioning, individuals train their bodies to positively handle a certain degree of physical activity. And coordination improvement enables individuals to harmonize the execution of movements among their muscles. While functional rehabilitation focuses primarily on areas of dysfunction, medical professional typically take into account the entire musculoskeletal system. After all, dysfunction in one area can be the result of weaknesses in another. Physical therapists are perfect for functional rehabilitation. They work with patients to improve areas of dysfunction. By performing controlled movements in an effort to increase strength, improve coordination, and condition the body, areas of dysfunction can improve, enabling patients to either reach a prior level of function following an injury or illness or heighten athletic performance or physical health. Athletes and fitness fanatics have long embraced functional rehabilitation as it bolsters performance through improved strength, balance, stability, flexibility, and endurance.