Putting Humans first in "Human Movement"
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Movement disorders affect millions of people each year. Parkinson's disease alone affects around 1 million people in the United States, and 10 million worldwide . While there is no cure, the evidence showing that movement itself can be a powerful tool towards helping people with movement impairments has been slowly growing over the years .
Something as simple and accessible as walking has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for people affected by movement disorders. At Functional Patterns, we specialize specifically on the functions of standing, walking, running, and throwing — uniquely human functions that we evolved over millions of years.
These four basic functions, what we call the FP Big 4, have been used to help numerous clients around the world who are also affected by movement disorders.
Again, while there is no cure, our aim has been to provide a training system that anyone can benefit from. By catering to the specific movement needs of each individual, and utilizing a foundational baseline of movement coded within our human biological blueprint, we've managed to make tremendous progress by mitigating symptoms of movement disorders and improving the overall quality of life [3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e]
As we say time and again, FP is for everyone, and this is exactly why: because we focus on the human first. We don't take humans out of the equation, and we hope you don't either. Optimizing human biomechanics requires that we factor in people on the entire movement spectrum. And people with movement disorders are just as much a part of the equation as anyone else.
You can help us bring awareness by promoting Movement Awareness Week (22nd- 29th Oct, 2021) and sharing this blog post! We would greatly appreciate it!
Until next time, this is Functional Patterns reminding you to Train Intentionally, Not Habitually