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Fiachra Eviston

Human Biomechanics Specialist

From many years of doing high impact sports such as rollerblading and amateur muay thai / boxing, my body had accumulated a lot of wear and tear.  

Knee pain from running, neck pain from boxing, hip and shoulder pain from a combination of all of the above. 

Having been to myotherapy, chiropractors and physios to no avail, I was introduced to FP by a friend and did some research. I completed the HF1 course in 2016 and went about fixing my dysfunctions. Learning and applying the material from the HBS courses. I’ve been given the tools to significantly reduce the pain and instil better movement patterns in both myself and my clients.  FP is the real deal but it takes time, patience and a lot of hard work from both practitioner and trainer to attain a good result. 

Opening Melbourne’s premier facility has allowed for a greater client base and the chance for people in the greater Melbourne metropolitan area to come in and start the process to getting out of pain and move better.

filippo Busa

Human Biomechanics Specialist

I played ice hockey from the age of 4-27.

At 15, I started training in the gym to improve my performance and build the muscle needed to compete at a professional level.

At 23, I reached my top shape, 86kg with 5% body fat, but despite that, I wasn’t able to walk for more that 10 minutes without dealing with some sort of lower back and shoulder pain, due to injuries never fully rehabilitated. Furthermore, I used to get seasonal flu several times during the hockey season and I was admitted twice to hospital for unexplainable symptoms, like loss of balance and co-ordination.

With time, I started questioning the efficiency and sustainability of my training and, after some research, found Functional Patterns. I took the Human Foundations Course in April 2016 and the following Human Biomechanics Specialist courses. Since then, FP has been a game changer.

For the first time in years, I felt like my body is finally regenerating and slowly overcoming the pain and discomfort I was constantly dealing with. Now, I move better than ever without the sensation of my joints wearing out and my health and physiology have substantially improved, confirming I have chosen the right path.

Functional Patterns has given me the tools to fix myself and help others achieve more functional and sustainable movement and lifestyle.

Shane Delange

Human Biomechanics Specialist

I began my journey into the methodology and culture of Functional Patterns at the start of 2016, whilst studying my Cert IV in personal training. Initially, I was excited to start a new career in the health and fitness industry. However, I quickly realised that the course content wasn’t what I was hoping to learn as it seemed the entire industry was built around values that did not align with mine…

My very first exposure to Functional Patterns (FP) was enough to spark my interest and open the door for me – it made so much sense that humans should train according to their biological characteristics. Instead of training for arbitrary reasons (building muscle detached from the functions that moulded them) and a distorted vision of aesthetics that plagues the fitness industry, FP seeks to build muscle around the functions that we evolved to perform. Aesthetics is still the goal, but how they are achieved differs dramatically. Traditional training methods and therapies left me short changed, never delivering what was promised despite the hard work I put in. My previous career in construction left me with a broken body and in desperate need of a fix. FP became the solution. 

Since then I have not looked back; my body feels brand new. I have eliminated chronic back pain, hip and knee issues and I am a much calmer and stoic individual. I spent 3 1/2 years working as a Human Biomechanics Specialist at FP Brisbane, which has given be a wealth of experience working with a wide array of individuals, the young and the elderly, those with athletic backgrounds and most with varying forms of chronic pain, discomfort and looking for a solution, much like I was years ago.

It gives me great satisfaction that I am part of a grassroots movement to change the way the fitness industry operates and educate people on what true sustainability is in the realm of health and movement. We believe wholeheartedly that FP is the gold standard in training and we hold ourselves accountable to that standard every day.

steve pitros

HUMAN BIOMECHANICS SPECIALIST

Prior to finding FP, I lived many years with chronic back and knee pains, simply thinking that it was normal to be experiencing pain on a day-to-day basis. The pain had accumulated from years of traditional weight-lifting, working as a painter by trade, as well as general wear and tear. 

I tried chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists to help remedy the pain, but it was all short lived providing temporary pain relief. It had gotten to the point where I was unable to do daily tasks without experiencing aches and pains.

I have been applying the FP principles for the past four years and have experienced substantial improvements. Not only am I out of pain, but I have the tools to be able to reduce pain and assist others in improving their overall functionality in movement. 

I’ve noticed that as a result of addressing dysfunctions in my own posture and movement, I’ve seen improvements in my sleep, digestion, stress levels and overall quality of life.

My goal is to live a healthy and sustainable pain-free life and assist others in doing the same. 

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