Functional Range Conditioning
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a proven physiotherapy method that was created on the basis of scientific research. This method defines mobility as the amount of usable motion that a patient has in both their passive and active range of motion (ROM).
According to the Functional Anatomy Seminars website who coined FRC…
“Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried and tested training methods to increase ones active, usable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control.”
Essentially, Functional Range Conditioning is an effective way to help you improve the control of your body, thus enhancing mobility. At Nova Physiotherapy, we are happy to say that our Dartmouth and Timberlea physiotherapists employ this method in our physiotherapy practice. If you are looking to improve your mobility and get better control of your life, don’t hesitate to contact Nova Physiotherapy today.
I am interested in FRC… but how does it work?
This is a fair question. Everyone likes the idea of improving their mobility and strength, but how exactly can this be achieved through Functional Range Conditioning?
Basically, through targeted stretches and exercises, FRC is able to expand the natural range of motion in one’s body. By doing this, FRC is also able to help one’s nervous system learn how to control these new ranges of motion.
It becomes more and more difficult to control one’s range of motion once that range begins to decrease. This leads to decreased function and mobility. Therefore, by implementing the necessary stretches and exercises to increase a patient’s range of motion, Functional Range Conditioning is able to successfully improve not only ROM, but also control, function, and mobility in the affected area.
Furthermore, this method works to aid in the development and strengthening of joint tissues, which greatly prevents a patient’s risk of sustaining an injury in the affected area.
How do I know that FRC will benefit me?
Functional Range Conditioning is based on scientific methodology. When you arrive for your initial appointment, you will undergo a comprehensive exam that will determine which stretches and exercises will be the most influential in the conditioning of your range of motion.
FRC has four main components that it works toward. These include:
- Mobility and flexibility
- Joint strength
- Articular health and longevity
- Performance enhancement
At Nova Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists will work hard to make sure that you achieve all four of those benefits throughout your Functional Range Conditioning treatment journey. Our Bedford, Dartmouth, and Timberlea physiotherapists are licensed and experienced professionals who will make sure you reach your personal goals through FRC by tracking your progress every step of the way.
Want to get started on FRC? Contact Nova Physiotherapy!
Functional Range Conditioning has helped many of our patients get back to living their normal lives comfortably, without restraint. This could also be you! Contact Us Today at Bedford, Timberlea & Dartmouth, NS Centers to schedule a consultation and get started on the first steps of your FRC treatment plan. You’ll be happy you did.