Functional Range Systems
Functional Range Systems is a comprehensive approach to whole body assessment, soft tissue therapy, and physical training. It is the culmination of years of systematic review of the current scientific literature by a team of highly skilled doctors based in Canada.
The process starts with Functional Range Assessment. In its entirety, a Functional Range Assessment is a head to toe, joint by joint assessment to identify your body’s current abilities, to determine your specific needs, and to develop a plan to address those needs. Depending on the nature of a visit, however, sometimes local assessment is all that is needed to identify and address a specific problem.
Functional Range Release
This is the application of the current science in regards to soft tissue therapy. It differs from many other modalities in that it focuses on targeting specific lines of tissue tension (not just a muscle), and “speaking” to the fascia on a cellular level. The work consists of sustained holds with directional loads, as well as muscle recruitment exercises. As one of the founders, Dr. Andreo Spina, says, ‘Force is the language of cells, and movement and manual inputs are what we say.’ So, by using the mixture of the two we are best able to tell the tissue exactly what we want it to do.