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Load to Explode: How Concentric, Eccentric, and Econcentric Movements Affect Function

Applied Functional Science | Jun 15, 2021

Here’s how load to explode works: To jump up, we go down. To throw forward, we reach back.

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How to Help Your Clients Prevent Injury After Quarantine

Applied Functional Science | May 25, 2021

Sometimes, getting back into the routine leads to injury, especially after being dormant for longer than expected.

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Go Beyond Compound and Isolation Exercises With Integrated Isolation: What It Is and How It Works

Applied Functional Science | May 13, 2021

There’s a commonly held belief that to effectively work on a muscle or joint, we should isolate that body part. AFS shows us a better way.

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Use Applied Functional Science® to Treat and Prevent Tennis Elbow

Applied Functional Science | Apr 21, 2021

In this article, the team at Gray Institute® discusses this complicated condition, its causes, treatment options, and ways you can prevent tennis elbow.

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You Should View Rehab, Training, and Injury Prevention as the Same Thing. Here’s Why

Functional Training | Apr 13, 2021

The difference between rehab, training, and injury prevention is not in the movements and exercises, but in the application based on individual’s current success. 

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Improve Your Assessment and Treatment Approach With Transformational Zones

Applied Functional Science | Mar 26, 2021

“Load and Explode” describes how the neuro-musculoskeletal system “loads” an action by moving in the opposite direction of the intended goal.

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The Best Way to Treat Low Back Pain May Surprise You

Applied Functional Science | Mar 18, 2021

If you want real results, you must treat back pain as a symptom and identify the underlying cause of your clients’ or patients’ back pain. Applied Functional Science can help.

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Treating Tension Headaches? Don’t Ignore the Hamstrings

Applied Functional Science | Feb 23, 2021

 If your treatment plan only focuses on the neck and suboccipital muscles, you might not resolve your patients’ pain. We explore the often-ignored link between tension headaches and the hamstrings.

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Treating Runner’s Knee? Start Here

Applied Functional Science | Jan 28, 2021

Learn how Gray Institute’s functional approach can help with your runner’s knee assessment and treatment.

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3 Strategies That Make Your Client’s Workouts More Functional

Functional Training | Dec 22, 2020

“Functional” is a popular buzzword in the movement world. But do you know what really makes an activity or results functional?

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4 Unexpected Sources of Abnormal Tension in the Body (and What to Do About It) 

FSTT | Dec 15, 2020

Abnormal tension disrupts the body’s harmony. Understanding how to assess and address abnormal tension is the first step to helping the people you work with heal.

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The ACL Misunderstood: Why ACL Tears and Injuries Are So Common

Applied Functional Science | Dec 11, 2020

In this blog, the experts at Gray Institute® explore ACL injuries and how you can limit them.

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Experiencing Back Pain? Look to the Hip for Answers

Physical Therapy | Nov 30, 2020

Pain and dysfunction are rarely isolated incidents. If your client or patient is experiencing back pain, look to the hip for answers.

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What Functional Results Mean When You’re Training Clients Age 55+

Functional Training | Nov 23, 2020

“Functional results” when working with older bodies can be a subjective industry standard. Here, the experts in functional explain what it means.

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Be in the Know! Why You Need to Know About Female Chain Reaction Biomechanics

Chain Reaction | Nov 23, 2020

With the right tools, a movement professional can help their female clients or patients identify the real causes of their dysfunction and regain control.

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Introducing Gray Institute’s Newest Course, Foot / Ankle Specialization

Physical Therapy | Nov 3, 2020

The feet and ankles are the foundation of the body. When you understand how they function, you can help the rest of the body heal.

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