Eliminate Chronic Pain, Transform Your Body, and Live an Active and Pain-Free Life

Functional Therapy Bournemouth is a unique form of physical training and manual therapy focused on identifying and eliminating pain, improving the overall function and posture of your body, and improving your long-term health.
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I had a repetitive back injury and there were times I couldn't even get out of bed. Visiting Petr changed my life.
S. Shaw

Start living life on your terms again

Whether you're living with constant pain, have a neurological condition affecting your movement, are an athlete recovering from injury, or simply want to ensure your body is in its peak condition, Functional Therapy can help.
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Living with pain can impact your entire life. It not only stops you from doing the activities you enjoy, but even "simple" daily tasks can become unmanageable. Gradually, it affects more than just your physical activities. It impacts your mood, your emotional wellbeing, your quality of life… even your friends and family.

But pain always has a root cause. And most of the time, it isn't in the same place you're feeling the pain.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Using a range of approaches and therapies that include osteopathy, functional training, corrective exercises, myofascial release and much more, we work with you to correct your body's misalignments, relieve pain, and improve the overall function and posture of your body.

Functional Therapy is the answer to enjoying long-term health and mobility, and an active and pain-free life.

It's a big promise. We know. But the proof is in the results…

I can’t recommend this form of treatment highly enough; it gets to the real problem and fixes it instead of just muting the problem for a while.
P. Case

Transforming bodies and lives

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We can help you if you have

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis or Kyphosis
  • Painful joints, e.g. hip, knee, ankle, elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Muscle tension
  • Postural imbalances
  • Sporting injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Pain after joint replacement or other surgeries
Neurological disorders, including
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke recovery
  • Parkinson's disease
  • And more…
Oral and facial (orofacial) issues, including
  • Dysfunctional breathing
  • Sleep apnoea, snoring, or other sleep disorders
  • Speech and articulation difficulties
  • Chewing or swallowing difficulties
  • Malocclusions (bite issues)
  • And more…
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis or Kyphosis
  • Painful joints, e.g. hip, knee, ankle, elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Muscle tension
  • Postural imbalances
  • Sporting injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Pain after joint replacement or other surgeries
Neurological disorders, including
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke recovery
  • Parkinson's disease
  • And more…
Oral and facial (orofacial) issues, including
  • Dysfunctional breathing
  • Sleep apnoea, snoring, or other sleep disorders
  • Speech and articulation difficulties
  • Chewing or swallowing difficulties
  • Malocclusions (bite issues)
  • And more…
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A range of techniques.
Your unique treatment.

Personalized Functional Therapy, Tailored Treatments for Your Needs.

Functional Therapy is all about treating individual needs, so exactly what you can expect will depend on your personal circumstances. But to give you an idea, here's how it normally works:
01

Diagnosis

We start with a thorough consultation to understand and locate source(s) of pain, postural and gait issues, misalignments, and identify the issues we can help you with.
02

Treatment

We'll apply a range of techniques – tailored to your unique needs – such as functional corrective exercises, osteopathic techniques, myofascial release (soft tissue release), joint manipulation and mobilisation, core strength training, red light therapy, and more.
03

Results

Over time, and with your hard work and dedication, these techniques will reconfigure the entire neuromuscular patterns in your body. Muscles that have been overcompensating, misfiring, or "switched off" will be reactivated and rebalanced, your gait and posture will improve, and you'll enjoy pain-free movement.

Treatment techniques

The range and variety of techniques we use mean that your sessions will include things that are:
  • Done to you (e.g. osteopathic treatments, joint and muscle manipulation therapies) 
  • Done by you under direct supervision (e.g. physical training and corrective exercises)
  • Taught to you to continue at home (e.g. myofascial release and corrective exercises)
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*Initial consultations are usually 1.5 hours and include the diagnosis as well as a range of initial treatments and exercises. One-to-one sessions are usually then 1 hour, but a tailored plan will be recommended based on your unique needs and circumstances. Prices will be quoted when booking.

Introducing…
Petr and Klara Mach

Functional Therapy is a unique form of training and therapy created by Petr Mach and offered exclusively at his private gym in Bournemouth, UK. 
I love helping people. I love it when they say 'the pain is gone', or 'I can run again'.
Petr Mach
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It is a unique combination of three core approaches, which also reflect the journey Petr has been on in his quest for understanding, improving, and healing the human body:

  • Personal fitness training (where it all started)

  • Functional Patterns (a revolutionary functional-training method from the US that changed his entire understanding of the human body, and the direction of his life and career)

  • Osteopathy (his most recent accomplishment, giving him a fully holistic and unique approach to his work – which now extends from diagnosis through to successful treatment)

Since 2016, Petr has been one of the few people in the UK offering the groundbreaking Functional Patterns training method. Now, he offers his own unique and expanded approach: Functional Therapy – which is continually evolving…

Joining forces with his wife – a qualified orofacial myofunctional therapist – Petr and Klara are creating an entirely new approach to physical health and pain management at Functional Therapy Bournemouth.

By combining their individual specialisms and continually expanding their own practices, they're creating a uniquely holistic and effective approach to long-term health and pain elimination. 

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Klara Mach, Oromyofunctional Therapies

Diagnosis and treatment of orofacial dysfunctions – to improve speech, swallowing, breathing, facial posture, and many other functions – which can also have a surprising impact on other parts of the body.

Specialisms include orofacial myofunctional therapy, Buteyko, and MyoMunchee. Offered as individual treatments, or as part of your overall Functional Therapy treatment.

"I've got my confidence back and can start living my life again."

Jemela Shaw

Jemela had a car accident in 2018, and as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder she developed functional neurological disorder (FND), which drastically affected her ability to walk.

Step by step, we reconnected and rewired her body dynamics to repair and recover lost functionality.

Having originally been told she was unlikely to ever walk without a limp again, her body is now almost completely recovered and she is back to running the Race for Life and other activities she had loved.

Functional Therapy = Life-Changing Therapy

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