Functional training is a better option than muscle strength training alone if the goal is to reduce ADL (activites of daily living) disability in older adults. The goal of functional training is to optimize competence of an individual to do a certain task. Both simple daily tasks, such as getting up from a chair, and complex daily tasks, such as vacuuming, require cooperation between multiple muscle groups and body motor elements in order to carry out the task.
Our physiotherapists prescribe three patterns of functional training:
And all of these have been deemed more effective than exercise prescription alone