Functional Stability Training is the integration of physical therapy and performance enhancement training based on functional anatomy and biomechanics.

It begins with the simple understanding of how the human body works most efficiently and integrates those concepts into rehabilitation and performance training. It is based on functional anatomy and biomechanics, not the simplistic anatomy you learned in school.

In order to function properly, our body needs to be strong and mobile, but control and stabilization of this mobility is often less than optimal. Unfortunately, stabilization is often overlooked in the design of rehabilitation and performance programs. Traditional program design relies too much on stretching what is tight and strengthening what is weak.

Functional Stability Training is a combination of functional assessment, mobility, strengthening, corrective exercise, manual techniques, dynamic stabilization, and neuromuscular control.

In essence, this isn’t one system, but rather the integration of thought processes from several sources and disciplines that Mike Reinold and Eric Cressey have accumulated during their careers.

Basically, Functional Stability Training is how Mike Reinold approaches building his rehabilitation programs for injured people and how Eric Cressey builds corrective exercise progressions for injury prevention and performance training.