Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Dynamic Transition launches In-Home Functional Movement Program to help seniors and chronically ill regain independence and dignity

Yorktown, VA – Functional movements are the movements we do every day without thinking; they get us from point A to point B, from sitting to standing. For those living with a chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and others, the muscles and the neural pathways that control them are under attack, preventing sufferers from performing basic movements and robbing individuals of their independence.

Functional movement, focusing specifically on how the body moves, can help those with chronic illness to regain their independence. Dynamic Transition of Yorktown is piloting a new functional movement program for individuals suffering from chronic illness and other mobility issues. The program combines customized exercises with one-on-one attention in the comfort of client’s home.

“I do this because I believe you are worth fighting for. All to often, chronic illness patients suffer from depression, limited mobility, and isolation. They need to restore their functional movement to restore their sense of wellbeing and quality of life.” says Michael Hildebrand, Founder of Dynamic Transition.

Hildebrand has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. Dynamic Transition is in its second year of operation and has helped clients ranging from teenagers to the elderly. Where as other therapies are limited in scope because of insurance or protocol, Hildebrand’s functional movement programs constantly evolve to meet patients needs, whether they are strength, coordination, stability, flexibility, confidence, or independence.

Mary Boxer had this to say about her experience with Dynamic Transition, “The first difference I noticed was that every other physical and occupational therapist spent half of their time recording data for medicare/insurance requirements on their computers. Mike spent 100% of his time working with my dad. Working with Mike became the high point of my dad’s day. Instead of sending me pages and pages of repetitive notes, he would send me a 15 second video of my dad crossing his legs for the first time in over a year.”

About Dynamic Transition
Dynamic Transition provides long-term individual programs designed for individuals facing functional movement restrictions. We help caregivers and family members achieve realistic movement goals, and empower our clients to maintain their independence.

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Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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