Do You Struggle with Any of These?


Understanding why your clients experience pain?

Confusion regarding movement assessments & program design?

Fear of making your client pain worse?

Achieving consistent and repeatable results?

Lacking confidence in selecting appropriate exercises?

Comprehending corrective exercise from a biopsychosocial perspective?

Clients' in Pain Won’t Risk Working with an Average Trainer Anymore 


Let's be honest, working with people in pain can be incredibly intimidating. The thought of making a client's pain worse often lurks in the shadows. We help you take the guesswork out of chronic pain & corrective exercise so you can expertly help your clients return to pain-free living.




provide direction


No more second guessing

No more fog of self doubt

No more wondering which
exercises to choose

expand influence


Understand pain

Elevate your impact

Experience unwavering

physical change


Know you're doing it right

Ensure long lasting results

Create powerful pain-free



 Understand Why Your Clients Are In Pain & What To Do About It

Examining & approaching complex pain problems through a biopsychosocial framework is no longer an option, it’s the benchmark!

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Corrective Exercise for Powerful Change

Access the ONLY corrective exercise video library with biopsychosocial outcomes. Supercharge your confidence and know which exercises are right for your client.

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Corrective Exercise for Powerful Change

Access the ONLY corrective exercise video library with biopsychosocial outcomes. Supercharge your confidence and know which exercises are right for your client.

Join Today



Helping Clients in Pain for Over 25 Years


Since 1994, individuals in pain from 17 countries, 33 States and 5 continents have trusted Function First to be their guide. We’ve helped them eliminate pain and return to the life they once knew - a life that’s pain-free.

Since 1999, chronic pain practitioners from San Diego to Sydney have enlisted Function First as a distinguished resource for their pain education and professional development. 


Personal Trainers


Physical Therapists

Massage Therapists

Athletic Trainers


Health Coaches

Athletic Therapists

Post-Rehab Specialists

Strength & Conditioning


 What makes a Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain so Different?

Why is bending over painful for some, but not others? Or how come the same exercise works well for one person, & makes pain worse for another?

Learn how pain influences each person differently and take the guesswork out of exercise selection & program design with a monthly or annual membership.

Help Clients Kiss Their Pain Good-Bye



Video Exercise Library

The only corrective exercise library to integrate biomechanical, neuro-physiological & psycho-social outcomes.

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Pain Explained

Understand the science of pain, why it happens, & how to help clients get rid of it.

Building structure

Program Design

Learn how to design effective and safe corrective programs for the client in pain.

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Exclusive access to content from our two premiere online courses.


Multiple Learning Formats

Access to in-studio presentations, podcasts & webinars, articles & publications.


The Pain-Free Program

A copy of The Pain-Free Program: A Proven Method to Relieve Back, Neck, Shoulder and Joint Pain.


What’s included in the Membership Site?


This online learning platform is revolutionary because it teaches how to combine the latest in pain science with corrective exercise strategies to eliminate your clients complex pain problems & improve their quality of movement.

Eliminate Confusion     -     Know You’re Doing It Right     -     Ensure Client Results


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Member Options


24 Hour Day Pass

On-demand access to:

Entire video exercise library

In-studio presentations





No credit card required

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$15 | $165

Pro Monthly | Pro Annual

Unlimited access to:

Entire video exercise library including:

Biomechanical outcomes

Physiological outcomes

Neurological outcomes

Psycho-social outcomes

Function First Academy's 4-Categories of Content

Pain science & movement systems


Coaching & consultations

Program Design

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All-Access Annual

All features from Monthly Pro Plan PLUS:

The Pain Free Movement Specialist (1.2 CEC’s)

The Yellow Brick Road: A 4-part framework for coaching clients in pain (0.5 CEC’s)

The (only) Biopsychosocial video exercise library in the world

The Pain-Free Program: A proven method to relieve back, neck, shoulder and joint pain

Ongoing access to future content

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