Functional Training: A New Revolution in Sports Physiotherapy to start this topic let us ask few questions. How many outdoor games are played sitting down? As far as we know - rowing and only a few more games. That means training muscles in a seated position is non-functional for most of the games and sports. Then the next question is how many games are played in a rigid played environment, where stability is provided by the external environment? The answer is NONE. In most sports the stability is provided by the player’s body itself. But most machines which we use for training are self-stabilized and have lack of proprioceptive loading and stability loading. These exercises are not going to give beneficial effect when the body of a sportsman is exposed to stress of their actual games. Another question is how many skills are performed by onejoint acting in isolation? Again answer is NONE. Most of the skillful activities are multipoint integrated activities.
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