What is the FIT Institute?
The FIT Institute is an organization of highly skilled healthcare professionals dedicated to the development and promotion of advanced integrated therapies for injury rehabilitation and performance improvement.
We are the originators of Functional Integrated Therapy™ — the innovative and highly successful therapy model that brings together a full range of treatments to manage injuries and optimize athletic performance. Functional Integrated Therapy™ has been used to treat elite athletes at the professional, Olympic and world championship level, as well as active individuals and ‘weekend warriors’.
A major focus of our work at the FIT Institute is training for healthcare providers. Our training programs focus on deep knowledge and skill development through the use of carefully designed and applied learning approaches. The FIT Institute offers a full portfolio of training programs that address the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that practitioners need to effectively manage musculoskeletal problems, injury, pain and athletic performance.
Functional Integrated Therapy ™
Functional Integrated Therapy™ is the first and only truly integrated approach to biomechanical therapy. It is used to treat a wide range of athletic injuries and barriers to optimal performance. It is often used as part of post-surgical recovery programs.
Functional Integrated Therapy™ is much more than a collection of treatment options that are simply “tried until something works”. Functional Integrated Therapy™ combines a complete range of complementary advanced treatment modalities in a fully integrated model that manages soft tissue, joints and nervous system simultaneously. FIT providers begin by performing a thorough examination of biomechanics, including soft tissue, joint and nervous system function. This comprehensive assessment is then followed up with the implementation of a customized treatment plan, using the combination of therapies best suited to the specific needs of each client.
This holistic approach to assessment and treatment reflects how our bodies work. It allows all elements — soft tissue, joint mechanics and nervous system — to heal and achieve optimal function. The results are:
- Accurate diagnosis, based on the true “root causes” of injury and dysfunction
- Faster recovery from injuries
- Restoration of proper soft tissue, joint and nervous system function
- Improved athletic performance
The following advanced treatment modalities are currently offered within the Functional Integrated Therapy™ approach:
- Functional Integrated Needling
- Medical Acupuncture
- Orthotics and Bracing
- Fascial Abrasion Technique
- Active Release Technique
- Myo-Matrix Release Techniques
- Shockwave Therapy
- Synergy PerformanceTaping Methods
- Chiropractic Joint Manipulation