“Functional training” was founded by Dr. Gary Gray and is the study of how the body works as a unit which is the way we move in everyday life. It involves all aspects of physical fitness including strength, flexibility, balance, power and core strength. I have received a Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), from the gray institute.
The Gray institute breaks down our movement patterns and analyzes them in all three planes of motion. The understanding of how the body moves properly in “function” will help identify what areas or muscles need to be addressed and the dysfunctional movement pattern corrected. This is similar to corrective exercise but involves a more systematic approach to identifying where the breakdown has occurred.