Studies in sports medicine prove the great advantage of functional training for body posture and in the prevention of overuse injuries.
Training focused solely on isolated muscle strengthening, performed on power training machines, causes a lot of problems in joints, the spine and muscles.
Functional training, however, stimulates the entire body. Through a movement task the motion system between the motor areas of the brain and the entire body are engaged. This improves core stability by training all qualities like strength, flexibility, resistance, coordination, effectiveness and motion optimization.
Control of movement is closely tied to proprioception. It is our "sixth" sense enabling us to judge limb movements and positions, force, heaviness, stiffness, and viscosity. It consists of sensors that register every move of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. They forward this information through the spinal cord to the brain in order to let us know at any time where our head and our body is headed.
This method of training is benefits young patients, as well as older patients.