Applied Functional Training

Gray Functional Training is a physical therapy method coined by the Gray Institute. It incorporates Applied Functional Science (AFS), which is based on proven scientific truth rather than theory. AFS is a term used to match the best, most effective physical therapy techniques (supported by scientific research) to an individual recovering from a certain condition. At Kinney Physical Therapy & Wellness, we implement AFS in the creation of all our treatment plans.

Gray Functional Training analyzes the ways in which physical sciences impact biological sciences in order to provide patients with the best possible treatment plan. Physical sciences refer to the effects the world has on us, such as gravity, mass, and momentum. Biological sciences refer to our bodies and how they respond to the physical sciences, such as our motion, balance, stability, reaction, and proprioceptors. The goal of Gray Functional Training is to focus and improve upon the “Success, Encouragement, Locus of Control, Empowerment, Relevance, and Significance” of the biological sciences.

This all takes into account the Gray Institute’s Principle-Strategy-Technique Process. This refers to the “why” of movement (principles), the “what” of movement (techniques), and the “how” of movement (strategies). When designing a treatment plan, it is important to consider every “why,” “what,” and “how,” determining how physical sciences and biological sciences factor into each one.

At Kinney Physical Therapy & Wellness, your physical therapist is highly experienced in Gray Functional Training, using the best methods to create the most effective and successful treatment plans for our patients. If you are in need of physical therapy treatments, contact us today in Westlake Village, CA, to schedule your initial appointment. Our dedicated and highly trained physical therapists will use the methods of Gray’s Institute to create the perfect plan for your specific needs!