It aims to improve neuromuscular-skeletal performance and comfort by focusing on the root cause of pain instead of merely the symptoms.
At Superior Physical Therapy, all of our specialists are Fellows of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute led by the internationally acclaimed physical therapist Dr. Gary Gray.
The Gray Institute is the authentic source and foremost authority for Applied Functional Science. It is based on more than 30 years of research and development of how the body was designed to function.
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The Gray Institute’s 3D Matrix Performance Series is a series of full‐body, functional workouts sequentially and logically arranged based on your unique goals and preferences.
Unlike most workouts, this functional training program makes use of task-specific integrated movements and can be tweaked along the way.
The 3D Matrix System can also modify the environment, heights, rate and load of movement, distances moved, and duration of movement to produce the most effective workout program.
Traditional physical therapy will focus exclusively on the local area or injured joint. In contrast, a functional approach is whole-body focused and aims to identify what specifically caused the body part to degenerate or weaken.
To effectively treat pain, we need to assess and treat not only the problem area but also the surrounding parts, the way you move, and activities that may have caused the injury.
Using this approach, we not only alleviate the symptoms, but also identify and treat the underlying causes of pain to prevent recurrences.
An AFS-trained physical therapist will highlight the faulty part, determine how it has affected the rest of your body, and create personalized treatment plans based on your condition, activities, and lifestyle.
AFS explores how the mind, body, and spirit converge to facilitate healing. At Superior Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are trained and experienced in Applied Functional Science. We use the best methods to produce the most effective and individualized treatment plans for our patients.
If you need AFS-based treatment, book a free 15-minute discovery call with our team today. Our dedicated AFS specialists will determine the root cause of your condition or injury and develop a personalized treatment plan.