Do you love to stay active but find yourself missing out on life due to chronic pain?
This is incredibly common - chronic pain issues affect over 50% of the population. Pain is virtually an epidemic in our world. Some people are dealing with back pain from the physical aspects of their jobs while others have unexplained headaches. Many people carry chronic tension across their upper back. Others just want to get through their run without feeling their knees ache.
Most people are being held back from fully enjoying life due to pain.
But what are we actually doing about it?
Most of the people who train with us have gone to physical therapy, they’ve gone to chiropractic, they’ve been to their doctor for MRIs that don’t tell them anything about their pain. At best, they’re offered drugs, a short-term band-aid that most people would rather avoid.
We need to begin implementing real solutions to this chronic pain problem.
At Primastrong, this is our focus. We are teaching people about the root causes of pain, what we can do to mitigate the pain, and, most importantly, how we can resolve the issue completely.
Our training program consists of 100% Functional Patterns training which enables us to help a wide variety of people with a wide variety of different pain issues. We take the guesswork out of taking care of your body.
This is about more than just exercise. We aim to give you the tools to improve your complete health picture. Good health requires a proper balance of many different aspects of your life. How you eat will affect your core tension and your movement. How you sleep will affect which foods you crave on a daily basis. How you exercise will influence your hydration.
Health must be addressed holistically with all variables being considered.
We help you to develop the behaviors that bring about mental balance as well as physical balance. We give you the strategies to optimize your sleep so that you can regain the energy of your youth. We help you improve your movement so you’re never worried about pain. We teach you how to rehydrate your body and slow down the aging process. We help you become resilient to stress so that you never feel held back in life.
Most people come to us seeking help with their chronic pain issues. Chronic pain can be classified as pain lasting more than 3 months, although most people we work with have suffered from the same pains for a decade or longer. Doctors, chiropractors, PTs, and massage therapists left these pain issues unresolved. Oftentimes, people find a Functional Patterns practitioner as a last resort.
When dealing with chronic pain issues, it’s important to remember that the body is a unit. Even though the pain may be localized to one or two areas, pain is usually a result of an imbalance caused by a lack of muscular support throughout many areas of the body. Once the muscular support is restored and the body has more symmetrical potential, healing can begin in the affected area.
How long does it usually take to get out of pain?
Although most people feel improvement in the first few weeks, complete pain relief can take 3-9 months, depending on the issue. It’s important to understand that even if the pain resolves in 2 weeks, poor movement patterns will still be your default. If your movement patterns don’t change, the pain will be right around the corner anytime you exert yourself physically or enter a stressful situation.
At a bare minimum, your body won’t be integrated enough to remain pain-free until after you’ve trained for about one year. After two or three years of training in this method, your body should be much more hydrated and integrated, and you should feel confident that you have the tools and techniques to stay pain-free for the rest of your life.
The goal isn’t ONLY to get you out of pain; that’s just a baseline expectation. The goal is to make your movement so good that you should never feel pain again. We want to make your body so symmetrical that your ability to heal will always outpace any damage your body takes.
So you're not dealing with chronic pain? That's awesome, and it means you can take on more challenges physically.
But maybe you've tried doing your own thing and always find yourself discouraged not knowing what's the best way to train for fitness longevity. Perhaps you've tried group fitness classes, but you always seem to end up with mild discomfort in your knees or back after a few weeks. Or maybe you're simply not training consistently enough to get meaningful results and you feel like you're spinning your wheels.
Traditional fitness programs have a track record for leading to either stiffness or joint pain if done regularly. That's because the movements they use are not specific enough to human movement. They also do not take the time to address a person's asymmetries and muscle imbalances before putting them through a rigorous fitness program.
Is there a way to train for overall fitness that won't lead to injury or pain in the long-term?
Yes. With Functional Patterns, you can make drastic fitness improvements and consistent gains while making yourself more resistant to injury in the long run. You can improve mobility, increase functional muscle mass, and enhance your physical performance without worrying about getting hurt. We take a conservative approach, making sure that everyone has gained a baseline understanding of how to position their body in space in a way that will keep them safe before putting them through rigorous training protocols. This way, we can build a strong foundation that will allow us to grow and progress indefinitely without worrying about getting hurt in the process.
Make gains without the pains.
Functional Patterns is a training methodology that was founded in 2006 by CEO Naudi Aguilar. The system was designed to respect the natural biomechanics of a human in order to eliminate pain and improve athletic ability. We prioritize training humans according to their biological movement characteristics: Standing, Walking, Running, and Throwing — The “FP Big 4”. By optimizing these four human functions, achieving better health is not a gamble, but an inevitability. This is what it means to train Functional Patterns!
Through years of ingraining poor movement patterns into our lives (e.g. excessive sitting, lack of walking, traditional lifting) and dealing with chronic stress patterns, most humans have lost the ability to use their body according to this natural design. When these biomechanical patterns are lost, the result is pain, loss of energy, loss of muscle, loss of performance, and poor stress tolerance.
Using Functional Patterns training we can optimize these primary human movement patterns to build better health.
For more information on Functional Patterns visit www.functionalpatterns.com.