Posture 2017-01-18T20:25:20+00:00

Correcting bad posture through the utilization of Structural Integration is maybe the most important yet underutilized type of training in the realm of functional training. The majority of all training systems used by personal trainers run around a methodology set up with no foundations in place. The Neglect of this cannot be underestimated.

Picture training your body similar to building a house. If you expect to make a quality house, you cannot assume that you take a bunch of wood slap it together and that a structure is going to arise that will last for 100 years. A quality home is always going to be set up with a foundation first. You level off the ground, set in the footings, build a platform and then you start building the rest of the house. It’s quite a practical way of building a house, yet when it comes to training a human body it has become something trainers and wellness practitioners avoid like the plague. Much like the house, the human body is a structural system that needs a center of gravity built in. If you do not start by building some type of a foundation, the human body will not perform well. That means if you want to execute something like a squat or a lunge without it not being detrimental to the wellness of the body, u have to get to the root of what makes a biomechanically weak squat in the first place. If you train with a dysfunctional support system, it will only build more dysfunction, hence making the exercising destructive and no longer sustainable.

Structural Integration applies to all training modalities and goals when it comes to training a human body. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to have a strong structural unit. If you want to run faster, you need to have a strong structural unit. If you want to punch harder and faster, you need to have a strong structural unit. If you want to live pain injury free, you need to have a strong structural unit. The list goes on. If a training system does not comprehensively address the structural foundations humans operate from, it will only do damage to the human body and is not worth doing at all.

At Functional Patterns, every technique implemented is intentionally utilized for the sake of improving human movement dynamics and posture. Whether we are implementing advanced forms of Myofascial Release, Corrective Static Stretching or Integrated Corrective Exercise, you can know that the system is geared to helping you accomplish your fitness goals and implementing what is necessary at the core of it all. We also take an aggressive approach to addressing poor posture, so that every time a mechanical adjustment is set in place, we can expect it to hold in place for good.

By comprehensively addressing posture at a foundation, we can secure that we will find sustainability in your fitness training regimen so that you may find yourself exercising pain and injury free for decades to come!


  1. Jerry January 8, 2013 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Hi I have upper cross syndrome with anterior pelvic tilt, I have been doing a full body stretches for about a year now also upper back exercises with core and a lot of one legged exercises I just can’t get that glute activation. Please help. Thank you

  2. Andrzej March 29, 2014 at 8:08 am - Reply


    My name is Andrzej and I live in UK.

    I have had problems with my posture since I was a kid. I asked few orthopaedist if they could give me a clue how I can fix it, but they didn’t help me so much – I haven’t recived any information from them about training and exercises.

    I am motivated to exercise, but my problem is that I don’t know what kind of exercises are good for me. I don’t really want to worsen my posture by applying bad exercises.

    As I conclude from your website that you are the posture expert, may I ask you how you can help me with fixing my posture? How much does training programme cost?
    How does the assesment look like? What kind of equipment I need to have?

    Kind Regards
    Andrzej Nagiec

  3. Quentin June 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I have Cerebral Palsy and I have very bad posture with lots of muscle and joint pain. I am very active and work out on a regular basis but I struggle with tight muscles and limited flexibility. I am younger at 23 and am looking to really try and gain balance and flexibility and better posture. It would be great to have someone to help work with me to improve these things. Thanks.

  4. Kamran Pervaze September 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I live in the UK and would like to attend your course on Posture correction as I do have a pelvic shift.

    Please can you let me know where your next sessions will be held. I am willing to travel to the US if needs be.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. chris o`brien August 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    hello. how do I sign up for your online training?chris

  6. Noah Guntharp August 24, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Hi, I have been active and working out for over 13 years (I’m 32) and in the past 4 years I have had so much pain in my upper and lower back. It hurts everyday! Its got to the point where standing holding a beverage in my hand for long periods of time starts to hurt my upper back around my shoulder blades. I can’t do everyday things now without pain (doing the dishes, laundry, fishing, etc). I believe this is due to kyphotic lordosis. I have spent thousands of dollars on doctors and chiropractors and massage therapy and PT. Nothing seems to work. I need another opinion and some advice and direction. Can you help? I am desperate to get my life back.

  7. Arjun Wig September 2, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply


    I’m from India. I have a problem of renal ricketts , because of which I have knock knees and kyphosis…can you please help me.

  8. Rene October 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I have scoliosis and other back issues please help me

  9. Rene October 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Suffer alot of back issues , please help

  10. Dhairya October 19, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I have bad posture with lordosis which then lead to kyphosis and rounded shoulders.
    I would appreciate if I get some corrective exercises to reverse the spinal curve back to normal and help in maintaining it.

  11. Dhairya October 20, 2016 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Hello Sir,
    I had been diagnosed with lordosis at the age of 13. But due to lack of awareness of its future complications the condition got worse as I grew up leading to round upper back and shoulders. Currently I am 20 years old and looking forward to fix the multiple muscular imbalances to which the body has been adapting ( I do not have any pain hence want to correct the imbalances before it becomes too late)
    I would appreciate if you would help me with the corrective exercises and stretching techniques. I wouldn’t mind coming to the FP gym/training arena if required.
    Looking for a positive reply.

  12. Jon sidley October 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Have horrible lumbar pain with a bulging disc. Need help with day to day movement so that I can live my life! Please help me!

  13. Francisco Rodriguez December 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Hello Naudi, how’s it going? I’m writing to you because I’ve been having lower back pain for years. I’ve done some research and i possibly have a pelvic tilt, which is probably why i also have hip pain that comes and goes. I know my body is off and tilted or shifted in a way that causes this pain, i just can’t seem to fix it myself. I’ve seen some of the work you do, which is why i’m asking you. I know you are fully capable of helping me. If you can get back to me when you have time it would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time.

  14. Dan January 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I’m an American living Rio de Janeiro, anyone have a training area that is certified by FP? I’m in my 50’s, always been very active and still workout 5 times a week? I’ve survived several major accidents and live with a lot of pain and imbalances. I’m looking for one on one evaluation at your facilities and a plan put in place so I can continue living a full and intense life. Can you help? Thanks.

  15. James Densel January 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Im 47 years of age. I have severe scoliosis & synaptic kyphosis and rounded shoulders. I trained in aki-jutsu and my Sensei had me perform yoga stretches and extra rolls. It helped considerably. But my condition has returned and is getting worse. I will appreciate any advice.

    James Densel

    • William Menzies January 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Hey James,

      Thanks for your message. Send me an email: will@functionalpatterns.com stating where you are located and I can point you towards your nearest FP Practitioner?

      Many thanks,

  16. Maude January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply


    I live in North Carolina but I will be visiting Seattle on March 16. Is there any chance I can book an appointment with you guys on that day? My purpose will be to find out what my structural deficiencies are, maybe some gait analysis, and the like. I can only be there on that day. I would love to hear from you with possible times and cost for this one time visit. Thank you!

    • William Menzies January 20, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Hey Maude,

      Thanks for your enquiry. We’d love for you to swing by, to arrange an appointment please send an email to Seattle@FunctionalPatterns.com and they can arrange it for you.

      Train Intentionally, Not Habitually!
      The FP Team.

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