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Manual Therapy

Functional Range Release  (FR)

Functional Range System is considered to be one of the most effective approach for assessment, treatment, and training of the musculoskeletal system. High level athletes around the world are starting integrating their programs with this system of soft tissue therapy and training to improve tissue quality and load bearing capacity, ultimately improving skill and performance at competition level. 

Functional Range Release (FR), the treatment part of the system, is a hands-on myofascial release technique, is crafted to reach deep anatomical structures by layering muscles and connective tissues, is promoting fibers directionality and the necessary time under tension with the intent to prime tissular changes, gradually and safely increasing load tissue bearing capacity.

 

FR in combination with FRC (training part of the system) help improve function, reduce tissue tension or restriction, accelerate and improve the healing cellular process, increase range of motion and allowing more joint degrees of freedom also reduce pain by acting on intrinsic and extrinsic articular innervation.

Functional Range Release has been modeled based on scientific evidence from different fields, is highly considering the importance of myofascial force transmission principles, mechanotransduction  and how is influencing the cellular environment, the  anatomical continuum, as well motor variability to prevent injuries, tissue inflammation or accumulation of abnormal/non-directional adhesive fibrotic tissue.

Massage Therapy 

Monica have a unique science based massage technique able to reach deeper tissues by layering muscles. Decompressing superficial tissues to work specifically on deeper areas will be pain free for the client and long term more effective. 

A combination of therapeutic expertise, past competitive athletic experience and knowledge about human body function and anatomy, Monica has crafted this massage technique to address the tissues as effective as possible, maintaining specific directionality of the fibers, spending the necessary time, using proper force inputs and joint leverages to prime tissue changes from a cellular prospective. 

Stretching Therapy

 Full body table active stretching, indicated for everyone, ideally without any diagnosed orthopedic condition. Stretching Therapy is meant to help down regulate muscle tone, improve the neurological feedback (afferent/efferent information) mechanism from capsule joints, connective tissues and muscles. Stretching therapy help increase slightly ranges of motion acting on muscle spindles behavior, promotes circulation and decompress after long running/hiking  activities, after specific sport competitions, long flights or car drivings or simply ongoing physical maintenance. There are no age contraindications, it is necessary a verbal feedback from the client. Wear gymnastics clothing for this service, eventually we provide shorts/pants.  

Training Services 

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Functional Range Conditioning and Internal Strength Model (FRC/FRS ISM)

Training with Functional Range Systems principles goes beyond what is a conventional approach to strength training. FRC and FRS-ISM are following simple and logic rules of how the human body is functioning by 

targeting first deep tissues like capsule joint, connective tissue, small muscles in close connection with the joints. These deep tissues are also the most innervated tissues and act like tuners between joints and the Nervous System. 

FRC® uses a variety of joints leverage positions and movement exercises to aid us in increasing our active mobility. It works by systematically expanding your body's ranges of motion while simultaneously teaching the nervous system on how to control the strength in newly acquired ranges. 

Body Weight Strength Training 

This is a unique approach to strength training, a knowledge based full body practice where intensity, proper body form and awareness are the key to learn how to "behave" strength. 

Full Body Joints Assessment 

Functional Range Assessment

FRA® is a precise, scientific, baseline measurements system 

that provides objective measures of an athletes movement capacity for each and every articulation. 

FRA provides realistic information about current joints movement capacities and takes the guess work out of programming. FRA it has been used lately by many elite athletes all over the world as an investigative and monitoring system of measurements for joints/soft tissues capacities with the intent to lineup performance improvements, to better understand the effectiveness of an  in-season training program followed by an athlete also, what is best to incorporate or exclude in terms of sport specific tissue training,  to avoid hitting plateaus and continuing improving performance at the level of competition. 

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Online Services 

Functional Range Systems

Nowadays is so easy managing remote services from a technology tools perspective as well a great option for clients living far and difficult to reach in person. Technically it's more complicated for the therapist/trainer where is necessary a great deal of background work in order to gather objective information  for the initial physical assessment and as much as possible personalize the approach to treatment or training program. We had quite a few successful stories with our remote clients for the past years and we're happy to answer your questions in case you are interested, please feel free to contact us before scheduling for a in depth explanation about the online Services  

Kinstretch Online 

KINSTRETCH is a movement enhancement system the develops maximum body control, flexibility, and USABLE ranges of motion.

Unlike many training systems, KINSTRETCH practice is complete with a self-assessment system allowing the ability to monitor your own body for dysfunction that may be causing pain, loss of performance, or that may be putting you at increased chance of injury.

For additional information about this product, please give us a call.

Mobile Services 

Manual Therapy and Training 

We travel to your house, your gym facility, company or corporate site within 15 miles from Hartford. We provide the necessary tools and supplies for manual therapy treatments or strength mobility training sessions.

For additional information and better arrangements we highly recommend to contact before scheduling or expect to be contacted soon after booking online. 

Packages and Gift Certificates 

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