Introduction to Functional Range Conditioning®
December 9, 2017
Functional Range conditioning was developed by world-renowned musculoskeletal expert Dr. Adreo Spina. Functional Range Conditioning® is “a comprehensive joint training system based in scientific principals and research.”
Functional Range Conditioning®. It is the process of taking your joints through your current range of motion with intent. We lose ranges of motion in our joints through a myriad of factors (injury, non-use, mis-use) The FRC principles are applied to your joints with the intent of regaining a full range of motion. Make no mistake about it, this will take time and effort. Your body didn’t change overnight. It changed over, weeks, months and ultimately years. However, by implementing this practice into your routine everyday with intention, you will see results. A few things you can expect to see are an increase in comfortable ranges of motion, less pain, increased body awareness, to name a few.
Functional Mobility: The ability to actively achieve a range of motion (actively is defined as: Flexibility + Strength/Control)
Some people have flexibility and can get into many positions and move their limbs all sorts of ways. That is good, but how many of them can CONTROL those large ranges of motions? Can they produce force in those ranges of motion?
What good is having flexibility, if you can’t actively control those ranges or produce force? Essentially you can move into a big stretch position, but if you’re asked to produce force and or drive with force out of that position….you can’t….
That is where the disconnect is. We all have gaps between where our flexibility ends and our functional mobility begins.
To bridge that gap we use, Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC). FRC allows us to get in touch with our joints and figure out where our range ends and how to produce force in the beginning and ending points of our personal flexibility. If we want to minimize injury and move better, we all need more functional mobility.