Functional Treatment

What is ‘Functional’ Treatment?

‘Functional’ is defined in the Oxford dictionary as

Of or having a special activity, purpose, or task

Functional treatment is aimed at restoring optimum function of the body in order to reduce stress and strain which can lead to pain and injury. The ‘function’ depends on the presenting problem and the specific goals of each individual. With functional treatment, the biomechanics of specific movement patterns are assessed across the whole body, providing bespoke movement assessments, treatments and conditioning.

Functional treatment covers problems with any movement in the body, such as walking, running, swimming and kicking or throwing a ball. It could even be something as simple as putting socks and shoes on, climbing the stairs or getting in and out of a car. Whatever the problem is, functional treatment provides the most individual movement assessments and treatments possible.


Stephanie has gained a GIFT fellowship in Applied Functional Science (AFS) with the prestigious Gray Institute, USA. The Gray Institute is considered the foremost leader of functional prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. GIFT fellows are recruited around the world to consult, analyse, assess, rehabilitate, restore, train and condition individuals of all levels and abilities, including professional athletes of all sports.