The training: The Functional Patterns system uses three main modalities to get to the route of a biomechanical imbalance (which often times is the cause of chronic pain, movement impairments, incorrect posture)
Your initial consult consists of a gait cycle analysis (running and walking on a self-propelled treadmill) and static posture photos. This is captured in slow motion and reveals the more obvious biomechanical distortions and gives us a start point for your training.
It also acts as a reference point and can be referred to by your trainer specifically to assess your progress. Minimal gym clothing is required so the joints and the ribcage are as visible as possible.
Guided Self-myofascial release
This is where an object like a lacrosse ball, pvc pipe or similar instruments are used to apply a measured amount of pressure to key points on the muscle and fascia(web like connective tissue). The pressure is held until the muscle or fascia is relieved of tension. This method helps to start balancing out the tissues in the body, paving the way for further corrective and dynamic work. Your practitioner will guide you through this release which you can then take home and practice in accordance with the training prescribed to you in the studio.
The application of IMAPS(integrative muscle active potentials) Is what would set FP apart from the crowd. To look at, its often found to be a slow, controlled movement often using a pulley machine. The intention is to replicate what great movers have and upload that exact sequencing into an average joe or a more athletic person alike. The best way to find out what this is , is to experience it. Keep in mind, a fundamental baser of movement id often required before being able to execute an IMAP.