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.
“I play competitive 4-wall handball of which endurance, focus and throwing mechanics are paramount. I use to train doing high intensity videos, traditional lifting & calisthenics, but none of it transferred to my sport in a meaningful way. In handball, the players who can utilize their body more effectively and efficiently while hitting the ball and maneuvering, are the ones who have the most success. I started FP because I found @fpminnesota was near me & because they prioritize running and throwing mechanics. I was apprehensive at first (having not seen their results first hand) but after a few sessions, I was already able to throw the ball significantly harder on my left & right side without feeling any sketchiness in my shoulder. At times during handball swings it would almost feel like my shoulder would flop around in the joint, only held there by the ligaments and tendons, instead of being supported. All the static stability & mobility work I had done did nothing to prepare my shoulders for the dynamic demands of handball. Later on in training I noticed that nagging injuries such has lower back pain & weakness in my left knee started disappearing. I immediately saw the value and committed myself to their process to prioritize my longevity. FP is challenging, not just physically, but mentally in a way that I had never experienced in any of my past training. Over the last few months, I felt how my body & movements were becoming more connected but I didn’t realize to what extent until seeing these changes. I look & move like a completely different person & have better results than when I was training twice as much in the past. I’m excited to see where my progress goes next & am fully committed to advancing myself & my sport through FP. Thank you Frida & the crew @ FP Minnesota!”
PAIN FREE MASS GAINS WHILE ELIMINATING PAIN from Certified HBS practitioner @fp_lou
2 years @functionalpatterns training with HF1 Phil @fp_brisbane - Significant rib cage and scapular compressions especially on the right side used to cause regular lower back spasms and knee pain with traditional training. Small increase of muscle mass of 2kg with no body fat % increase. Still got a way to go with gait but the foundations have been laid
REDUCING LIFELONG IMBALANCES from HBS practitioner @fp.piestany Teach your body to move pain free with Functional Patterns.
This is 1 year progress with my die hard client @dr.alenabohmerova with idiopathic scoliosis. Left video: August 2019. Right video: September 2020. Left Xray: September 2019. Right Xray: July 2020. We’ve managed to decrease Cobb angle from 28 to 24 degrees and also increase volume capacity in ribcage (especially left side).
This is Alena’s testimonial: “I was diagnosed with AIS (adolescent idiophatic scoliosis) in my 13. I went through whole process of treatment, rehabilitation, a lot of different exercising methods, plastic brace included, until I reached 18. The curve was stable, but nothing really changed with muscles and the way how I moved. It was not enough for me. After my MD degree, I´ve decided to do a professional research of treatment of scoliosis, so I specialized in rehabilitation medicine. I have tried a lot of methods on myself also and now I can tell that FP is more than a training method. It actually changes the motor programs at the level of CNS (central nervous system). Now after 1 year, I can finally feel tonic abdominal muscles activity, I have my right shoulder again and I can do something with right scapula. Walking and running is completely different movement for me right now. And I know there is a lot of work in front of me. I am so thankful that Peter has started working with me, for his approach, patience, perfect skills and indispensable creativity during the sessions.”
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 behaviours 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 ✊🏽
PAIN FREE WEIGHTLOSS AND STRUCTURE GAINS from HBS Practitioner @fpsebcoello
Client Lio's strucutral and weight loss progress (swipe ⬅️ for testimonial)
Left: 109.5 Kg, left rib cage and shoulder compression, anterior pelvic tilt and shift, thoracic kyphosis, longitudinal compression, shoulder stiffness and pain pressing overhead.
Right: 94kg, decreased fat mass and increased muscle mass. Significantly reduced: shoulder compression, anterior pelvic shift and tilt, pain pressing overhead and thoracic kyphosis.
Since day 1 Lio showed a strong committment to improving his biomechanics and state of health. His ability to adapt and change his behaviours towards habits that could facilitate this change were clear from the start. He is an example to all ex athletes that daily bodily pain and discomfort does not need to be the norm. I am keen to continue seeing Lio's progress in his training.
🇬🇧 [Femoroacetabular Impingement] Before January 2020: ❌scapular winging❌unstable lumbar spine and hip❌compressed spine and ribcage❌no arm and lateral lines❌limited reciprocity and tensegrity❌chronic pain After August 2020: ✅Improved scapula positioning✅Improved lumbar spine and hip stability✅decompressed spine and ribcage✅arm and lateral lines potentiation✅Improved reciprocity and tensegrity✅pain free @ismaele_b testimony:"I am a 15-years-old dancer and I had various physical problems in various parts of the during my growth, especially in the hips. Working incorrectly with pain caused me severe inflammation and injury to both acetabular labrum. The doctors told me about a possible operation and stop dancing. I tried various training and rehab methods but I never received the results that functional patterns gave me. Now I am pain free and thanks to Davide and @functionalpatterns I improved my whole body, my way of thinking and my movement."