Our Obsession with Helping the Everyday Athlete
At Functionize, we believe that if you have a body you are an athlete. So that makes YOU, an everyday athlete! It takes a lot of potential energy to carry out your daily activities in a pain-free manner, as well as to do so efficiently.
Everyday we see clients of all ages and levels carry out physical feats they never thought possible with the help of our physical therapists. That is why we are so passionate about helping the everyday athlete…we’re obsessed it! To better understand, let me explain where we (your physical therapists) fit into your various life stages that challenge your athletic abilities and how we can help.
Stage 1: UP + COMING
You are in the thick of that hustle - climbing the ladder, starting a family and taking on adulthood with optimism and enthusiasm. From the conference room to the playground to date night, you are in a full on sprint, but notice the stress creeping in and your body struggling to keep up.
Now is the time to make your physical health a priority with preventative measures and wellness maintenance that will give you the strength and stamina for the life you love.
This is a marathon, not a sprint and we are ready to be a team-player for the extra miles.
Stage 2: FAMILY AFFAIR
As the modern-day Brady Bunch, you have found your feet as a family with an exhilarating, exhausting road in front of you complete with becoming a leader in your career, your kids coming into their own, and juggling all the obligations that come with a healthy, active lifestyle for you and your crew.
Time is the treasured commodity, but you deserve a few minutes for injury prevention, finding balance, and preserving precious mobility.
We can do better than our parents at staying in fighting shape and putting our health first.
Feel like 40 should be the new 20? We do too.
Stage 3: TAKING BACK TIME
Looking ahead, you are getting your nest back as the chicks take flight for higher education and adventure. Although part of you believes age is just a number, you also want to make sure you are doing what you can to take control of your health and grow older with both grace and gusto.
Take back some of that time you’ve given so freely to your family, work, and friends. Find the right team of healthcare professionals to keep you fully functional and pain free as you turn the page into this beautiful chapter.
All we see is potential for your healthiest, happiest self for many years to come - don’t you?
Stage 4: RETIRED + READY
You are retired and ready to enjoy the full, fun lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to make happen. Round of golf on a Tuesday, tennis with the girls on a Thursday or a lazy Sunday morning with the grandkids - you’ve earned it all and then some.
Whether you’re struggling with nagging ailments, stagnant surgery recovery, limited mobility or simply a fear of injury, we don’t believe anything should slow you down.
The best is not behind you. In fact, we think the best is yet to come - don’t you?
If you fit into one of these stages (or even somewhere in between!), we can help! When you come to Functionize, you not only gain a physical therapist, you get a coach, cheerleader, accountability partner, and friend that’s with you every step of the way. We listen to your goals, find a solution, and provide a clear path to help you get there. Like I said before, our therapists are obsessed with working with active people to make you the best everyday athlete you can be.
Built on the foundation of understanding human experience, offering practical solutions and insisting on an individualized approach, Functionize empowers you to take control of your health and wellness today so you may thrive and enjoy your best years ahead.
Beyond the quick fix or cursory diagnosis, we exist to find the core cause of your limitation or pain and employ a comprehensive, custom care plan to free your full physical potential.
Whether you are an athlete progressing towards peak performance, parents looking to keep up with their kids, believe age is just a number, or simply want to get back to your active lifestyle again, Functionize is here to help you enjoy the epitome of your functional movement.
You were made to move – together, we can make that happen.
Are you ready to live your “everyday athlete” life to the fullest? Call or email us today!
Thanks for reading!
Lauren Sok PT, MPT
Fearless leader and mother of the team, Lauren took the leap to found Functionize in 2015 after nearly 20 years in conventional physical therapy practice with the ultimate goal of creating a new legacy for her family and her colleagues.
Finding energy in helping others and joy in watching them succeed, Lauren embraces childish enthusiasm and overt optimism in the face of entrepreneurship. Despite doubts and challenges, Lauren braved starting a cash-based physical therapy practice at a time when private-pay was a novel concept in the healthcare industry.
Raised in a small, blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, Lauren grew up with her parents constantly encouraging and enjoying an active lifestyle; as a result, she grew up watching them age with grace and agility, which became a prime motivation for her to help others do the same. Lauren came to learn that a proactive approach to health and wellness is the key for living your fullest life. The first in her family to go to college, Lauren laid the foundation for Functionize in hard work and determination.
To create the dream team, Lauren carefully curated a culture comprised of dynamic, invested and innately curious experts in relentless pursuit of providing best-in-class care and a customized approach for each individual patient.
Lauren’s intention is for her clients to feel they have a coach, partner and friend in Functionize. Her goal is to ensure every person who comes into the Functionize fold leaves with the education, support and empowerment to regain control over health and optimize wellness. Ultimately, she is dedicated to disrupting the current approach to healthcare for one that focuses on humans as a whole as opposed to the sum of symptoms.
Today, Lauren lives in Dunwoody with her husband, Kevin, teenage twin boys, Ethan and Austin, and spunky daughter, Sienna. When she is not running between sporting events, networking socials, supper clubs, carpooling, and school volunteering, Lauren enjoys traveling, running, a lazy day on the beach, OrangeTheory Fitness, and exploring the food and events in Atlanta, GA.