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FUNCTIONAL RANGE RELEASE®

A system of manual musculoskeletal assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation based on sound scientific principles.

Functional Range Release technique, or FR® Release is an advanced, and comprehensive system of musculoskeletal assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation utilized by leading manual medical practitioners and therapists around the world including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Registered/Licensed Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses, Osteopaths, Athletic Trainers, Medical Doctors, etc.

Unlike many manual therapy systems which are created based on trial and error and passed down over the years, FR® Release was created out of the most current scientific literature. It therefore represents a cohesive system of manual care using the best evidence, and most effective strategies currently available to assess, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and movement dysfunction.

FR® for Healthcare Professionals
FR® For Patients

FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING®

A system of mobility training based on scientific principals and research.

Developed by world-renowned musculoskeletal, and human movement expert Dr. Andreo Spina, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), is a system of joint health, and mobility training based in scientific principals and research. Mobility refers to the amount of USABLE motion that one possesses across a particular articulation (joint). The more mobile a person is, the more they are able to maximize their movement potential safely, efficiently, and effectively.

FRC® for Training Professionals
FRC® for Training Clients
“The FR® & FAP™ Upper Limb seminar was one of the best courses I have been to. It has increased my ability to treat injuries and find the tissue tension when performing manual therapy. I am now a better Athletic Trainer than I was before this course.”
James Ready, Athletic Trainer & Rehabilitation Coordinator, Philadelphia Phillies
“Many clinicians are striving for the latest and greatest connective tissue techniques. FAP/FR® and its approach is certainly well founded by research. Ultimately, understanding anatomy, assessment and palpation are three of the most important fundamental skills that a clinician could obtain and cultivate to gain confidence in an effective treatment approach. FAP/FR® is the most comprehensive seminar I have been to in regards to developing these fundamentals as well as giving you a method for treating your findings.”
Neil Rampe, M.Ed, ATC, CSCS, LMT, PRT, Arizona Diamond Backs
“Unlike other techniques which are largely based on “protocols”, FR® is based on principles of assessment and specificity; specificity in structure, in depth, in range of motion, in tension type and in tension direction. I highly recommend FAP and FR to manual therapists in any specialty. not only will you leave with new methods of treating dysfunction, but going through Dr. Spina’s courses will make your other treatment methods more effective.”
Kevin Neeld, Director of Athletic Development, Endeavor Sports Performance
“I was introduced to Dr. Andreo Spina (Dre) in 2013. Since then we have participated in multiple private seminars teaching us both the FR and FRC systems. I have enjoyed and learned a great deal in each of his scientifically based, and extremely hands-on sessions. Dre takes the time to make sure everyone participating understands and appreciates what we are learning. We have been able to take what we’ve learned from Dre – utilizing the scientifically-based principles behind the FR soft tissue techniques and the FRC exercises – and immediately put it into practice with our professional athletes. We have seen great success and the players have reaped the benefits from receiving FR treatments and completing FRC training. I look forward to participating in the upcoming Kinstretch seminar and introducing and utilizing it with our professional athletes.”
Matt Johnson, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES Asst. ATC , Chicago Cubs
“FAP/FR and FRC are very versatile techniques that can easily be utilized as stand-alone treatments, or integrated into other treatment philosophies. The core concepts are well founded, and have given our medical and performance staff not only a broader understanding of how to manipulate tissue but how to train movement more effectively.”
Jimmy Southard, MS, ATC, CES, PES, Seattle Mariners
“There is a fine line between having mobility and being able to USE that mobility, practically, across a broad spectrum of activities. The application of the principles taught by Andreo Spina and his Team at the Functional Range Conditioning seminar crosses that line with a BANG! The strong connections made, with the tools provided to further strengthen them, will not only deepen your understanding of the body and its potential, but your ability to get there as well. An absolute must.”
Shane Heins, Director of Fitness Education , The Onnit Academy
“The FR/FRC methodology has become an integral philosophy to how we treat and manage soft tissue injuries, mobility restrictions and how we train in the weight room. The changes we have seen from these approaches have been phenomenal and I would recommend this skill set to anyone looking to restore function and optimize recovery.”
Dr. Christopher Stackpole, Director of Player Health and Performance, Portland Trail Blazers