Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried and tested training methods to increase ones active, useable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control. In essence, this invaluable, and innovative training system improves the ability to control, and move ones own body.”
Functional Range Assessments (FRA)
The Functional Range Assessment is an objective measure of your movement capacity for each joint. Take the guesswork out of your treatments and exercise planning. Accurately evaluate and develop mobility goals related to the activities you want or need to be able to do. The assessment leads directly to the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) mobility exercises to maintain or improve your movement capacity. FRA is the objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of your joints and movement capacity. An FRA aims to:
- Establish your baseline of movement capacity at each joint.
- Quantify the passive and active range of motion for each joint.
- Evaluate the quality of your movement patterns.
- Direct you to the appropriate treatment and/or training exercises to improve your deficits.
- Periodically re-evaluate your movement to check in on your improvements over time.
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Training Sessions (FRC)
Functional Range Conditioning is a system of creating, controlling, and expanding usable range of motion, defined as mobility. FRC uses tension and isometrics to minimize neurological safeguards that inhibit mobility in the first place. It is designed to safely and progressively overload the muscles at end range to expand mobility and build strength at end ranges. This system emphasizes pain-free movement. Proper mobility techniques like FRC can produce anti-inflammatory effects in the joints. FRC is a system to improve both PASSIVE and ACTIVE flexibility by training muscles, joints and ligaments at their maximum length through strengthening/mobility exercises. Most other flexibility programs focus on only PASSIVE flexibility via foam rollers, tennis balls and static stretching. However, we enjoy our favorite activities using ACTIVE flexibility which requires adequate joint control to safely handle the load/stress placed on our joints. FRC is a great system to help people with chronic pain related to musculoskeletal issues, with chronic orthopedic injuries and with mobility goals for specific activities.
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Functional Range Assessment (FRA) and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) packages:
*FRA sessions include joint range of motion assessment and mobility exercises. FRC sessions include mobility screen and mobility exercises.*
Andrea pursued yoga and FRC to prepare and restore her body for aerial arts and dance. This system has been so beneficial to her that she desired to obtain teaching certifications to be able to help others achieve their mobility goals and improve quality of movement. For more information on the FRC philosophy and how Andrea incorporates it in her own training, visit her Facebook page @Cultivate.Movement.