a rehabilitative sequence for a musculoskeletal or similar injury. With variations for individual cases, the program usually progresses from immobilization for primary healing through protection of range of motion to endurance and strengthening activities related to the patient's work and play requirements.
func·tion·al pro·gres·sion(fungkshŭn-ăl prō-greshŏn)
1. A program of exercises designed to develop balanced mobility, active stability, and integrated strength in rehabilitation of a muscle group.
2. In mental health, the measurement of increase or decrease of intellectual function.