The Functional Movement Training Centre offers a distinctly unique Motor Pattern and Movement Deficiency restoration system through Central Nervous System Rehabilitation – NeuroHAB®. The primary focus of the program is to definitively improve low back pain symptoms by arresting the root cause of back pain. Focusing on symptoms alone with the multitude of existing common approaches such as pain medication, massage deep tissue release, core strengthening, acupuncture, exercise and even surgery may arrest problems temporarily but logically without reversal of the underlying cause, back pain symptoms will inevitably return.
Patient selection for the program is by Dr David Johnson, brain and spinal neurosurgeon. Dr Johnson holds coaching qualifications in Functional Movement and Olympic Weightlifting. It was through the application of this synergistic knowledge and the realisation that healthy movement in our society is so profoundly deficient and yet intricately foundational to a healthy spine that Functional Movement and NeuroHAB® Training developed.
The practical focus and essence of the program is to develop and retain patients dysfunctional spinal, pelvic and hip movement which is the dominating cause of low back pain. By acquiring skilful coordinated movement patterns of the Lumbo-pelvic spine through the application of the Functional Movement Training Centre program. Secondary benefits of flexibility and power in the posterior kinetic chain and spinal core stabiliser muscles will ensue. This further optimises functional capacity, important for injured workers and grandparents alike. No matter who we are or what we do, our motor patterns and points of performance for bending and lifting should be preserved in order to prevent the development of suffering from low back pain, widely prevalent in our modern society.
There is a distinct void of the form of specifically skilled labour intensive, one on one and time-consuming movement coaching in the field of spine rehabilitation services. After many years of working in the field of spinal surgery and low back pain management City to Coast Neurosurgery and the Functional Movement Training Centre is able to offer this program which includes thorough clinical spinal assessment and imaging to anyone suffering lower back pain.
Since inception in 2011, the program has had overwhelming success treating over 500 low back pain patients, many of whom had failed numerous other modalities of treatment for many years.