Fit for Function has a musculoskeletal base and rates a patient's demonstrated performance.
Physical abilities and limitations are compared to physical and functional findings (i.e. range of motion, muscle strength, sensation, dexterity,
postural tolerances and dynamic movement patterns).
The patient is instructed and educated in safe range of motion to perform BADLs and IADLs, neuromuscular re-education, self-care management, proper body mechanics, symptom management techniques and alternative strategies for functional movement patterns to avoid injury.
Fit for Function is not limited to a specific diagnosis or disease process. It is the basis for identifying a patient's abilities/limitations related to ADLs. It is also a goal, oriented treatment program to improve overall function with select ADLs without compensatory movement pattern, or exacerbation of symptoms.