Functional mechanics tend to start to brake down with pain and repetitive motion. It is important for the patient to understand the mechanisms that can lead to problems down the line. Many patients’ symptoms are treated based on the symptoms without the underlying cause of the problem being properly understood. An individual’s activity should first be broken down in order to relieve the pathological stress causing the impairment and then gradually work on specific treatment and training applicable to the patient’s functional activities. The components that go into proper treatment, work on inhibiting poor habitual movement patterns while developing strong mechanically proper movements. Proper patient education about effective and ineffective movement patterns are tools that empower the patient.