In other words, the person is able to use and make the most of every opportunity and acquire a sufficient functional level depending on the conditions in which he may find himself.
The central objective is, through the evaluation procedures, the organization of the most efficient mode of movement (motor planning).
The therapist uses his body, but mostly his hands (hands on) to provide the appropriate stimulation for the best possible form of movement to be produced.
This process is then repeated for the specific movement-function to be incorporated in the person’s everyday life.
Functional movement is the movement that serves the everyday activities of a person, such as the toilet, moving in bed, any sitting position, moving in the home and in society.
The human body adopts the ‘normal movement patterns’ in order to perform easily in everyday life. Such a standard motion takes place in several joints simultaneously as key elements core stability, rotations and diagonal movement .Other key elements are muscular synergy, muscle coordination and synchronization.
The physiotherapist, taking into account all these elements creates a dynamic process during which he provides the appropriate stimulation for a specific motor response. This process aims for the individual’s autonomy.
Functional physical therapy, therefore, is the method in which we have the maximum performance of all movement factors, for the person’.