Eion has dealt with low back and shoulder pains when playing sports. When you connect the dots beginning with your posture and working your way out from there you begin to create a path of efficiency.
When that efficient path is found your body is able to find leverage with your muscles that allow for pain free posture and movement. Whether it’s going out for a hike or run, lifting a heavy object, or playing sports like Eion does finding the right muscle tensions and leverage is key.
When take the FP systems approach at addressing your system instead of your symptoms you will learn what finding the correct tensions for specific situations is all about.
Relaxed posture results in 2.5 years of FP training.
Before: Anterior pelvic tilt and shift Lumbar hyperlordosis Thoracic kyphosis Lack of intraabdominal pressure Scapular wing Ribcage compression Protrusion of thoracic vertebrae
After: Improved joint alignment More neutral pelvic position More neutral spine Improved intraabdominal pressure Improved scapular positioning Ribcage expansion Thoracic extension
“Before beginning FP training, Eoin had lower back pain and shoulder pain. Both of which have now been eliminated. Training consistency has always been the main issue as he is playing sport (training or matches) 6 days per week on top of school and a part-time job. He has made great progress however, as he never gets injured and feels no pain.”
“Eddie came to functional patterns suffering shoulder and foot problems. He suffered from multiple ankle strains and shoulder dislocations when he attempted to exercise and discomfort in his feet when standing. For the past 15 years he has been wearing orthopedic insoles prescribed by doctors.
After one month of Fp training his problems started to disappear and he got rid of the insoles. No more shoulder dislocations and ankle strains in the last 5 months. Now he trains at least 3 times a week and no more pain and discomfort after doing physical activities.
In the past 3 months he has has been able to walk and hike long distances in barefoot shoes with zero pain.”
Before : Jan 21’ 🔻Poor scapula stability 🔻Sagging shoulders 🔻Bloated abdominal wall 🔻Body fat 🔻Excessive quad tension 🔻Hyper extended knees
After: July 21’ 🔹Improved scapula positioning 🔹Supported shoulders 🔹Traps engaged 🔹Tonafied abdominal wall 🔹Improve body fat 🔹Centered knees
Bryce was a powerlifter and was having hip joint and back pain. He then found FP.
After devoting himself to focusing on the FP BIG 4 (standing, walking, running, and throwing) he has gotten himself out of pain and has made headway on correcting the poor movement habits engrained by his previous training.
The results he has had didn’t require a heavy demand on routine, he did FP exercises, and his body memorized the functions. Essentially FP will train your body to hold the data it plugs into your body.
With FP, once you make biomechanical changes, they’re easier to keep.
Before: - Hip joint pain - Low back pain - Hips stuck shifting to the right - Limited spine movement - Compressed shoulders - Excessive knee valgus
After: - NO MORE hip pain - NO MORE back pain - MORE NEUTRAL hip traction - ADAPTABLE spine - DECOMPRESSED shoulders - DECREASED knee valgus
“Before I found FP, I was still a strength and conditioning trainer and crazy about powerlifting. Meanwhile I got a lot of chronic pain like lower back pain and sacroiliac joint pain at that time. After devoted to FP for 3 years, I have solved these problems I had. Besides, I cut the extra body fat and got functional muscle gain. Now I can run faster, throw better and utilize my strength to boxing and kicking and so on, not just in sagittal plane movements like powerlifting I did. As a FP practitioner now, I can help more people to make gain without pain now.”
From chronic shoulder pain to zero shoulder pain. Lasting changes like these are our focus at FP.
By focusing on the FP First Four (standing, walking, running and throwing) corrections like this can be made when your body learns and understands how to move correctly.
Results like these don’t require a routine. You do the FP exercises, your body memorizes the functions of those exercises and that data doesn’t leave your body. Once you make the changes they are easier to keep for the long haul.
Both pictures are fully relaxed. Ben is an avid surfer and came in with chronic shoulder pain due to MRI diagnosed tendonosis and arthrosis. He has a history of traditional weight lifting and described always struggling to keep mass on his structure. He also felt any muscle mass he did develop would lead to increased compression in his body and would inhibit his movement. Today his structure is much more integrated and decompressed and he can now sustainably pack on and keep muscle mass. The muscle mass he has gained has been built with functional patterns protocols so it is completely connected to his greatly improved movement.
- improved scapular compression and winging - improved muscular development around pecs, lats, shoulder, and core - improved hyper lordosis - improved kyphosis
Improving performance without sacrificing function is what FP is about. You don’t have to go through pains to make a few gains. In fact with FP your strength gains equate to a more pain free existence.
⏺Before: Shoulder back and Knee pain after playing tennis From posture picture we can see the right scapula wing also with rib flare. ⏺After: No more pain and feel smoother when playing tennis. Scapula wing fixed and core tension increased. #functionalpatterns#fpisthestandard
Before: Belly Bloating Lower back pain Pectus excavatum Ribcage compression Knee pain Excess body fat Poor scapular positioning No lat activation
After: TVA recruitment ✅ No more lower back pain ✅ Improved pectus excavatum ✅ Improved ribcage compression ✅ No more knee pain ✅ Functional weight loss ✅ Improved scapular position ✅ Lat activation ✅ Overall muscle hypertrophy ✅
Great improvements made by Trent here so far. He has worked on adopting a more functional value set that prioritises his health and has been able to reap the full benefits of FP as a result.
Before starting with FP I would experience a lot of pain in my knees and lower back from doing my job and taking part in other physical activities. Nowadays, however, I am pain free and can complete my work in a more efficient manner. I am also more selective in which types of activities I take part in. My breathing has also dramatically improved as before I found the compression in my ribcage and chest region restricted my ability to breathe in. Fp has helped me improve my ability to breathe and I have done a lot of work on reducing the compression in my ribcage. In conclusion, I would say that FP has helped me to move pain free both in my work and in everyday life.
“At 40 years old, I suffered a major disc herniation in my low back, which resulted in my walking with a drop foot. For 3 years I attempted to heal with chiropractic work, massage, and multiple personal trainers, but nothing seemed to be able to fully relieve the pain.
I was exhausted by the entire process and had just resigned myself to feeling poorly. When I found Ryan my main goal was simply not to reinjure myself–I never expected to actually have all of my pain disappear! We started training slowly, with a mix of foundational movements. As I gained confidence and strength, the exercises increased in intensity.
Every single training session was different; Ryan always comes prepared with new exercises and readily makes adjustments based on my progress. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the body, injuries, and movement. Ryan really took the time to understand my goals and has tailored a therapy and training program that feels very personal. He's patient, kind, and also extremely good at giving lots of specific verbal cues.
After just a few months of working together, my severe back and hip pain completely disappeared. Thanks to Ryan, I now know what to do on my own at home to help maintain a healthy, pain-free lifestyle!”
Make gains without the pains with FP. Amazing results coming from FP HBS @andrew.j.hall 🔥
🔹Long term posture results from September 2017- September 2021. Improved intra-abdominal pressure, joint stacking, and rib cage expansion has helped reduce the excessive curvatures in my cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. My weight distribution, which was dependent on my quads and forefoot, has shifted to be more supported by my glutes and superficial back line. These improvements have helped me decompress my shoulders and upper chest causing an increase in hypertrophy of my upper body. These changes occurred despite exercising significantly less than in the before photo.
Here is an example of what 30 years of yoga and stretching produces with a human body compared to what 6 months of FP can produce with a human body. Great work here by @email@example.com Improved posture results here by my client over 6 months training about 2-3x per month. He is 48 years old and came to me after 30 years of practicing and teaching yoga. He was struggling with back and neck pain that didn’t seem to go away even after decades of yoga.
❌Depressed shoulders ❌Lack of upper trap engagement ❌Scapular winging ❌Rib cage compression ❌Lumbar compression ❌Lack of intra abdominal pressure ❌Neck and back pain
✅Neutralized shoulder position ✅Better upper trap engagement ✅Neutralized scapular position ✅Rib cage decompression ✅Lumbar decompression ✅Better intra abdominal pressure ✅Neck and back very much improved
My client’s own words:
“I feel younger and more bounce. I tried lifting weights in my early twenties for three months. I felt tight and like I was losing my range of motion. I continued doing yoga, which I have been doing since I was a boy. It felt much better to me, yet I was plagued by lower back pain and a stiff neck.
FP instantly felt right for my body when I tried it. It was like slowly ending an argument in my body that had been there for years. My breath has also changed. I was primarily a belly breather before, and now I feel my lungs and rib cage waking up and Walking, I feel my spine and ribs more integrated, my stomach responds more to my legs movement and most recently my solar plexus feels like it finally understands why it exists, which has also helped me feel my whole back feel present in my awareness. Another great surprise is that my eyes naturally make contact with others effortlessly without fear of being seen. It’s funny how yoga can really make me feel good, yet I had all of these holding patterns in my body that we’re not going away.
FP really helped me undo them and integrate them. I wish I had this available to me when I was a teenager. I would’ve really excelled in sports more than I did and just generally felt great.”
Amazing results coming out firstname.lastname@example.org again what can happen when a motivated individual meets a competent system of addressing problems. Take a systems based approach towards addressing your dysfunctions and create life change that matters with movement that matters.
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This is our gait cycle progress with Lenka. She has been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis.
Before: November 2020 After: September 2021
Before: - non reactive and compressed spine - unstable lumbo pelvic region - poor intraabdominal pressure - scapular winging and compressed shoulders - body is taking the beating by gravity
Maximize your rehabilitation with a systems approach that has the intention of helping you reach your fullest potential as a human. Great work coming out of @fp.newjersey@alexanderslambert 🔥This is what you get when highly motivated individuals meet a competent system of solving life’s problems.
🔹Walking gait results from May 2021-Sept 2021. Approx 4 1/2 months averaging 2x per week.
Todd suffered an unfortunate injury about 14 months ago when a tree branch collapsed and fell on top of him during his son’s baseball game and paralyzed from the neck down. Here are some of the following injuries:
Incomplete spinal cord injury. C3 - t3 fusion with laminectomy. Broken right ankle . The doctor called called it a “tear drop spinal injury”.
We look forward to showcasing Todd’s continued progress. Just getting started. Thank you Todd & Cecilia for allowing me the opportunity to contribute towards Todd’s healing process. Shout to @dan.welch.training@neil_bortolus_training for stepping up and contributing to this result.
Pain free movement after 4 years of chronic knee pain with knee arthritis with @dano_gobl . Both videos recorded in max possible speed. First video recorded on February 2020, second video recorded November 2021.
“Since around 2016 I have been feeling mild pain in my right knee – I didn’t suffer any acute injury. After several months I had the MRI examination which showed a medial meniscus tear. For the next 2 years I wasn’t able to run and I was limping slightly during my gait. I was trying to rehabilitate (traditional strength training, biking, exercising in a pool) but the pain would not budge. In April 2016 I underwent a surgery followed by a standard rehab. Several months after the surgery and rehab the condition of my knee did not improve, the pain got worse and I was able to flex my knee to max 90 degrees. I was still unable to run and the limping persisted. Another MRI scan showed a mild wear and tear on the cartilage (1st stage of arthritis). After that I visited many doctors but no one was able to provide a clear solution.”
Gait cycle gains coming from @email@example.com 🏃🏻 Taking the guesswork out of taking care of your body is what we do at FP. Attaining results that matter for people who care.
May ‘20 - Sep ‘21 @functionalpatterns results @fp_brisbane • • Professional cricketer @mattrenshaw449 presented with chronic knee, hip, neck and shoulder pain after cricket, previous history of a right ACL surgery in high school. • • During the season it’s extremely difficult to get consistent training in, with travel and the nature of cricket on the body meaning many sessions are figuring out how much damage has been done on the weekend. In the off-season we’ve managed to find consistent time to address many of the issues Matt was dealing with, and we’ve definitely taken steps towards function.
Results ✅ Improved SIJ elastic recoil ✅ Improved knee varus bilaterally ✅ Improved horizontal force production ✅ Improved lateral line tension ✅ Greater arm line potentiation ✅ Pelvis shifting more anteriorly ✅ Greater leg drive
Matt has improved his health in multiple areas, with a better diet, significantly decreased reliance on caffeine, and improving his vitamin D levels ☀️
FP works for everyone at every level of fitness! FP Human Biomechanics Specialist @alex.pennington_ and his client Mike with some amazing results here. When you give the right info to people with the drive to want to get better, you do things that would have been perceived as impossible. Great work guys! No lack in talent or work ethic from either of you👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
WATCH TILL THE END. We are now running! Since my last post on my client Mike’s gait, we have been putting in consistent work. In the first video Mike struggled a lot with just walking. He was in constant pain and his body jarred in every step. The second video he has much improved stability and a large reduction in his overall daily pain. •
Now Mike is able to not only walk without pain, he can now run. Something he has been unable to do in a decade. After hip replacements and knee surgeries, his doctors said he would never run again. Now look where we are. All training done here with @functionalpatterns techniques
Structure gains from HBS practitioner @fpshannonhegarty Understanding and using mechanistic systems to resolve imbalances!
This week four years ago I attended the Human Foundations course in Sydney. My journey into @functionalpatterns has gone beyond any expectation I could have in a training system. I don’t know if anyone has ever had the pleasure of feeling their body regenerating but it is the most surreal experience to date. Skin, fascia, my nails and teeth feel healthier and stronger. Scar tissue from surgeries and injuries adjusting and releasing to the point there is barely any left. Walking and running more comfortably than I ever have in my life I straight up feel like I’m 20. I’ve also never been more uncomfortable than I ever have in my life. Facing up to the reality that my behaviors and dysfunctional way of thinking and life application are the direct cause of degeneration and health. It’s been emotional. Biomechanics and nature are king. There is no measure of thanks I could ever give to @naudiaguilar and those who contribute to FP for this gift. Regeneration for the win. FP all day and every day #functionalpatterns#fpaustralia#fpisthestandard#fpresults
Bulging discs are no match for humans aiming to put in work on finding balance with @functionalpatterns! When amazing people train the right way, amazing things happen. Let's keep this this gain train roooollllinnn! __
SCOLIOSIS GAINS & PAIN-FREE LOWER BACK POST DISC BULGE . . Its never too late to make gains. Amazing results here from CERTIFIED Human Biomechanics Specialist 2 @fp_tim_robinson helping his client become functional again. This is the hallmark of the company. We make visible changes that can be seen on a human body. #fpisthestandard . . "RESULTS AFTER 6 MONTHS TRAINING: Big changes here from my client in Coffs Harbour (now on the SUNSHINE COAST). This is what a strong work ethic looks like when the body is put through the right kinds of stress. .
Left photo: relaxed posture - painful lower back disc bulge with referral of pain into his left leg on a history of abdominal hernia, scoliosis and a previous disc bulge that required surgery 40+ years ago.
Right: relaxed posture - no lower back pain, minor left leg dampened sensation, significantly reduced scoliosis and structural tensioning through the myofascial (muscular and fascial) system. .
Some amazing gains here with FP Human Biomechanics Specialist @_pablo_martin__! Taking his client to make gains without all the dysfunctional pains! That’s what makes FP special. Precision and execution so you aren’t left guessing what to do with your body. Fantastic work gentlemen! . . . **ONLINE TRAINING RESULTS** - 10 online sessions with @mikedoherty17 - Improved scapular/shoulder positioning, no more back and neck pain, improved awareness in Muay Thai striking, improved V taper body frame.
“Working with you I learned a lot about how my body can move. I felt much more balanced in each movement in my striking. I increased the velocity of my punching power and feel better controlling my posture through various Muay Thai strikes. Kicks are something I never felt as comfortable throwing as punches but now my kicks feel much better and more fluent.
Turning back Cerebral Palsy here with FP Human Biomechanics Specialist from @fp.bratislava, @david_bartalos! Some of the most inspiring stuff I've witnessed in my career. I had to reshoot this one because it was hard getting through it without breaking down lol. This kind of stuff really is what this is all about. Fantastic job on both of you for putting in the work! Hard to put into words how amazing this is to witness. Let's make some more gains! Inspired! . .
Posture progress after 1 year and 8 months from my client Rudi ( @sedlacekrudolf )with cerebral palsy training @functionalpatterns . Left photo: April 2019. Right photo: December 2020.
Rudi’s words: “Since I started to train FP, my mobility and posture has significantly changed, I can do things that I couldn’t do before and my standing feels way more comfortable. For people seeking to function well and improve their health, FP is way to go.”
In summary from previous posts, before FP Rudi had been through some health complications, such as spontaneous pneumothorax, femoral head fracture and retinal tear on his eye, because of which he had to undergo a surgery, after which he was told by the doctors that he should never load his body physically anymore. Rudi’s attitude towards the training process has been extremely disciplined, since he has never missed a single week of training (except Covid lockdown period) since his first session. @functionalpatterns@naudiaguilar#functionalpatterns
Disc herniation pain and postural gains with FP Human Biomechanics Specialist @mike.mucciolo and his client Chase. Great work here guys!
“Chase came in to his initial consult with severe pain and the inability to stand up straight without pain after a disc herniation from sedentary practices as well as previous training methodologies. After trying traditional rehab, Chase sought out Functional Patterns. After 5 sessions he had a huge pain reduction overall as well as a restoration of the big spinal hip shift towards his right side.”
13 YEARS OF CHRONIC PAIN ELIMINATED from Certified HBS practitioner @fp.jamesruport
Results: 12 hours of digital training coupled with the 10 week course. . From @jordankuehner . "What a year! The picture on the left was when I was at my lowest point (physically). I've spent the last 13 years in chronic back/neck pain and have seen these crazy results from only a few months of working through the @Functional Patterns system with @fp.jamesruport . If the constant cycle of (PT, chiro, weight training, injury, repeat) sounds familiar, FP is the way to go. Without fail, I'd end up injuring myself after the bandaid of treating my symptoms wore off. FP looks for, and addresses, the CAUSE of your pain so you don't have to come crawling back for treatment. . It has changed my entire outlook on how the body moves and how to work through pain. To go from thinking about my back/neck before EVERY movement, to sleeping through the night and being able to play with my kids (pain free) is surreal. . There are no quick fixes when it comes to your health. Don't wait. Put in the work, and the results will speak for themselves."
12yo male. Diagnosed with scoliosis. Initial postural assessment (12/29/20). Between initial assessment and second assessment: 9 sessions over 4 weeks. Second postural assessment (1/30/21) shows more symmetry in the shoulders and ribcage as well as spinal decompression. Client reports significantly less discomfort and more mobility. Using only Functional Patterns techniques.
“These past 9 sessions have been incredible. I honestly thought that my only option to fix my scoliosis would be surgery but Greg changed that. He made me see a new path, a less painful path, one that wouldnt involve surgery but it would still fix my scoliosis. Ever since I started I've been feeling better, my back feels better, and I feel more energetic. I'm very grateful for Greg and his sessions. Without them I wouldn't have this high probability to escape surgery and I wouldn't have been able to feel as good as I do now. Greg is very knowledgeable in what he does he knows the names of many muscles and bones and how to adjust them so that they can tell my body to fix its scoliosis by itself.” - Yulio G.