Many patients ask us: what is functional rehabilitation? Your body is an amazing healing machine, but some injuries leave “baggage” in how we move, even after the tissue has healed. This can lead to improper mechanics, poor movement, and potential injuries. Functional rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach to improving and restoring an individual’s movement. At Carolina Active Health Chiropractic, we examine movement patterns and muscle firing to address this exact issue.


Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC®, is a trademarked system of mobility and joint control training, which, unlike many current systems, is based on scientific principles and research. Mobility, or the extent of controllable flexibility across articulations (flexibility plus strength), refers to the amount of USABLE motion one possesses.

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried-and-tested training methods, to increase one’s active, usable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control.

In essence, this invaluable, innovative training system improves the ability to control and move one’s body.


The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used worldwide for more than 30 years.

MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means an MDT evaluation may be appropriate if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint, or muscle.

A key feature is the initial assessment—a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and make the appropriate treatment plan. In its truest sense, MDT is a comprehensive approach based on sound principles and functional physical therapy fundamentals.

I have been going to Carolina Active Health for 2 months now. I had sciatic nerve pain in my left leg. I had back surgery 15 years ago for a herniated disc. Since I have been going to Dr. Michael Nelson I cannot believe how much better I feel! I look so forward to going each & every week! My back pain & leg pain is gone! I workout out a lot & even when I am sore in different areas he also helps with treatment of really sore muscles! The staff is amazing! The sweetest girls ever! I highly recommend going to Dr. Michael Nelson! He is the best!!!



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If you’re ready to get on the road to recovery, reach out to our chiropractic care team in downtown Greenville to discuss your options. And, if your injury or condition does not fit our methods, we will find a provider that can.