For Athletes or for clients seeking performance based care ( no symptoms)and/or optimization :
The PFL Method™ is a revolutionary program designed to uncover physical performance inefficiencies rooted in neurological imbalance (proprioceptive deficit) within the movement system of the body.
The underlying principles governing the PFL Method™ consider the articular joints of the body as a primary source of neurological imbalance. Previous injuries and imbalances in joint function in the spine and extremities facilitate muscle imbalance and dysfunctional stabilization patterns. This often painless phenomen or ‘disconnect’ between the brain and the body promotes instability resulting in poor performance and an increased potential for injury and recurrent injury patterns.
The focus is on reconditioning the body prior to training for an athletic event. Unhealthy movement patterns are identified and eliminated through dynamic, progressive treatment protocols. Proper movement patterns are “reprogrammed” through a systematic re-conditioning program unique to your movement system deficiencies.
For athletes, the PFL Method™ is designed to improve athletic performance and reduce the potential for injury. The focus is on retraining healthy movement patterns throughout the body rather than just addressing the area of pain, weakness and instability. The athletic program consists of a global assessment of the body rather than just addressing the area of pain, weakness and instability. The athletic program consists of the following components:
- Athletes undergo the PFLM exam. This is a comprehensive analysis of your posture, spine, soft tissue and nervous system (biomechanical, myofascial and neurological). The PFLM system of analysis is designed to uncover proprioceptive deficit, a “communication disconnect” between the brain (nervous system) and body (muscular system).
- The PFLM exam provides a diagnosis unique to the athletes condition and provides an objective, evidence based approach toward creating an active care program. This program is an integration of chiropractic, manual therapy and functional conditioning in a progressive, systematic manner.
- The functional conditioning portion of the program consists of four essential progressive components: flexibility reconditioning, core reconditioning, balance reconditioning and strength reconditioning. The goal of the PFL Method™ is to eliminate movement system impairment and recondition the spine, soft tissue and nervous system. Through treating the underlying neurological imbalances first and retraining healthy movement patterns, athletic performance is improved and the resistance to injury is enhanced.