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YOUR Movement, Chronic Pain & Biomechanics Specialists

How Does Functional Patterns Improve Your Structure & Reduce Chronic Pain?

We are a team of Human Biomechanics certified trainers who look at your body as a whole to create integration, symmetry, coordination & much more. We improve your movement, which consequently improves your structure and reduces or removes pain. 

We use your gait as our primary analysis tool. We do this because in order to correct how you move, we need to know how you are currently moving. The gait cycle lies at the top of all human movements and correcting it is the best way to correct imbalances, reduce pain and lower injury risk. 

Functional Patterns Practitioners are meticulous and we queue and monitor your every movement during your exercise. Everything we will get you to do has a distinct purpose that leads to a physical, tangible and undeniable result. 

So, if you’re in chronic pain, chronically fatigued, have scoliosis, live with poor posture or just want to move better to avoid injuries while keeping in shape – Functional Patterns is for you.

Reduced Chronic Pain, Improved Structure, Improved Posture

Want To Reduce Chronic Pain, Improve Movement or straighten Posture?

The way you move each and everyday adds up. We tend to sit more, do the same repetitive movements each day and as a race, we have gradually lost touch with our bodies. It is this disconnection from the fundamental movements that drives a generation of chronic pain, poor posture, scoliosis, and a general lack of coordination. Functional Patterns Melbourne is determined to change this.

Addressing Your Biomechanics Eliminates Chronic Pain Naturally & Permanently. We all have a unique way of moving, standing, breathing and going about our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, we pick up some bad habits along the way. Our body then tries to compensate for these small habits and it causes poor posture, chronic pain and even emotional/mental alterations. Here at Functional Patterns Melbourne, we use specialised analysis techniques to find the root cause of your pain. We then help your body to undo any damage caused using individualised movements, and put you on a more functional and pain-free path.

Poor posture reduces the bodies over-all connectivity and function. Scroll to the end of this page to learn about the most important driver of your posture and pain – the fascia. Otherwise, read about possible (and actionable) causes of poor posture alongside before & after case studies of people who have transformed their posture and quality of life.

Functional Patterns Melbourne uses a unique and holistic method of functional movement and various lifestyle alterations that offer incredible results. We want to work with you to get you standing tall, proud and pain-free.

Do you have scoliosis and want to avoid surgery? Does your scoliosis cause you pain and discomfort? Our team at Functional Patterns Melbourne is dedicated to pioneering the way with proven and evidence-based treatment for patients diagnosed with Scoliosis. Our practice treats all types of scoliosis including idiopathic, neuromuscular and congenital scoliosis. We aim to provide patients with an exceptional level of understanding, care and compassion throughout their patient journey.

Our method is unique and provides incredible results for people from all walks of life. We understand that scoliosis can be a debilitating condition and are passionate about changing peoples lives through our targeted protocols.

If you’re looking to get strong, fit and coordinated, there is nothing like Functional Patterns. You will be working on your health and biomechanics while putting on lean muscle and losing and excess fat. The best part is, you will keep these results long into the future and your chance of injury will be extremely low. 

Reduce Chronic Pain With Functional Patterns


These first four movements (the FP First Four) are the blueprint for our human biology. By learning how to execute these correctly, better health is no longer a gamble but inevitable. We find that improving your gait cycle reduces chronic pain, improves symmetry, improves metabolism, increases lean muscle gain, aligns posture and improves overall physical and mental well-being.


Functional Patterns in the result of tens of thousands of hours of testing. We have pioneered the Functional Patterns methodology by syncing the physics of our natural environment with our health better than any other system out there. 

Optimising these movements ensures that our clients move better, stay out of pain and never trade fitness for function again. This is the Functional Patterns way.

What can we do for you?


reduce pain & prevent injuries

Old injuries & pain holding you back from living your fullest life? 
We can show you the tools that will help reverse the clock and get you moving better than ever.


dynamic exercise & coordination

Move like a pro.
Do you want to truly reconnect with your body? Learn the foundational exercises that can start to bridge the gap between you and the most athletic version of yourself.


postural correction & Muscle Toning

Self-myofascial release.
Learn how to use self-myofascial release techniques to assist in posture correction and pain management. Learn first hand why pressure point massage is far superior to conventional stretching for long-term results.

Clients who have improved their chronic pain

Functional Patterns is an exercise regime like no other we have ever tried doing. It realigns your body to a more natural status in terms of tendons and muscles. I used to suffer from severe pain in my right ankle because of tear in my Achilles Tendon. After doing Functional Patterns., within a period of a month, my pain is gone and I am able to enjoy my life again.
Sajal Gupta​
Verified 5-Star Google Review
I was an athlete for 13 years in the past, dealing with different kinds of physio and training but strangely I always had pains and discomfort in my body. Also, my body parts developed in an uneven way. Functional patterns changed my mind about the human body, how it functions and works together accordingly etc. Now I get training without any fear of pain or misusing my muscles.
Yeayen Nam​
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I’ve been to countless physio, osteo, chiro and yogis. This method is by far the most overall and comprehensive system to heal chronic pain as well as body and postural issues I have seen yet. Fiachra is a highly knowledgeable trainer and I enjoy him as a coach. I highly recommend him and do so to my friends and family. I am seeing amazing improvements in all areas of my body.
David Dalrymple
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"before FP, I tried literally everything.''

– nik madhok

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Postural Dysfunction & Chronic Pain: Solved


  • Compressed ribcage
  • Forward head
  • Knee hyperextension
  • Scoliotic curve
  • Protruding thoracic spine
  • Compressed lumbar
  • Daily pain


  • Better joint stacking
  • Less visible thoracic spine
  • Decompressed ribcage
  • Less hyperextension in C spine
  • Trap engagement
  • Spasms and nerve pain greatly reduced

Ready To Make A Permanent Postural Change?

If you have poor posture, speak to one of our Biomechanics Specialists about your situation and talk about how we can help you achieve a straighter, safer and more confident posture using Functional Patterns protocols.

More Chronic Pain, Posture Correction & Scoliosis Results

Want To lower Inflammation, stop Bloating & Shed Unwanted Body Fat?

All of our clients have access to our incredibly effective Functional Patterns dietary protocol. When you work with FP Melbourne, you get a 17 page booklet outlining the exact methods we’ve used to help countless people of all walks of life to feel more energetic, feel more confident and to gain muscle while losing stubborn fat. Our diet protocol is thoroughly tested and researched and serves to rehydrate your fascia, tissue & muscle, increase collagen production, reduce chronic inflammation, increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat percentage.

As a holistic practice, we integrate diet and lifestyle factors to support your structural & mechanical progress.

Booking in with a FP practitioner has been one of my best decisions.
Jen has focused my training to exactly what my body/health issues were and we have worked together on getting to the root cause of my pain, to keep it away for the long term.

Nearly 6 months later (with majority of my sessions being virtual due to a long lockdown) I feel so much better. My neck pain has improved dramatically and Im also more aware of how I breathe, stand, walk and run. It’s great to have lost some body fat in the process too.
I cannot thank Jen and FP Melbourne enough for getting and guiding me this far. Her dedication and passion is amazing and I can’t wait to see how far I can go with FP.


Functional Patterns Melbourne Client

Customers reviews

Clients who have IMPROVED their structure & Posture

Training with Dave has been nothing short of excellent for improving the integrity of my body. Working around a scoliosis has been a challenge for years and before beginning with Functional Patterns nothing was quite lifting me out of the asymmetries appearing on my body, particularly in my lower back. With a focus on training without pain and attention to the most minute of details Dave has noticeably changed the structure of my lower back, my underdeveloped left side is slowly moving towards symmetrical and taking the burden off of my right side. Looking forward to continuing training and learning more.
Jay Spark
Verified 5-Star Google Review
The new facility has been set up to specifically train with Functional Patterns training system unlike any other gym or rehab/exercise clinic in Melbourne. There are also highly experienced and certified FP practitioners available for private 1 on 1 sessions to address and improve your biomechanics and deficiencies within your movement. I have relieved my chronic hip pain by training with David. Highly recommend hitting up one of the FP practitioners if you want to learn how to move better and get rid of your pain.
Daniel Simpson

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