Mobility & Flexibility

Aside from exercise, mobility & flexibility are two of the key components the human body needs to retain proper function throughout its structures.  The bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues work together to allow a range of movement and maintaining proper fitness. This, along with and a balanced nutritional diet, can help keep the body functioning properly. Great mobility means executing functional movements with no restrictions in the range of motion (ROM).

A flexible person can have core strength, balance, or coordination but cannot perform the same functional movements as a person with great mobility. Remember that flexibility is a mobility component, but extreme flexibility really is not required to perform functional movements.

Maintaining these abilities is key to being mobile in old age. Without mobility and flexibility, an individual will not be able to tie their own shoes or walk to the mailbox. According to Dr. Alex Jimenez’s compilation of articles on mobility and flexibility, individuals who don’t stretch their body often can experience shortened or stiffened muscles which decrease their ability to move effectively.

Managing Pain and Inflammation: Periscapular Bursitis

For individuals experiencing shoulder and upper back pain, could periscapular bursitis be a possible cause? Periscapular Bursitis The scapula/shoulder blade is a bone that shifts…

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Sit and Reach Test: Everything You Need to Know

“For individuals experiencing tightness in the lower back and hamstrings, can utilizing the sit and reach test help determine an individual’s risk for future pain…

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Sleep Mobility Improvement Strategies in Illness or Injury Recovery

“Individuals in post-surgery recovery or dealing with illness or an injury can experience weakened muscles and endurance that can cause temporary loss of sleeping mobility…

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Recognizing & Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

“For individuals experiencing pelvis pain symptoms and associated problems, can integrating pelvic floor physical therapy exercises help with treatment and prevention?” Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy…

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Reduce Risk of Plantar Fasciitis Flare-Ups with These Tips

“Individuals with plantar fasciitis may experience consistent flare-ups. Can knowing the causes help to find pain relief?” Plantar Fasciitis Flare-Up Plantar fasciitis is a common…

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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for Pain Relief: What You Need to Know

Can healthcare professionals help individuals with spinal pain by incorporating non-surgical spinal decompression to restore mobility? Introduction Many individuals don’t realize that putting unwanted pressure…

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Dealing With a Broken Collarbone: How to Move Ahead

“For individuals with a broken collarbone, can conservative treatment help in the rehabilitation process?” Broken Collarbone Broken collarbones are very common orthopedic injuries that can…

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Joint Manipulation Health Benefits

Individuals at work, school, etc, perform all kinds of repetitive physical tasks that put their bodies through a great deal of musculoskeletal stress, what are…

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MET Therapy’s Approach To Chronic Pain Problems

Introduction The musculoskeletal system comprises muscles, ligaments, and tissues surrounding the skeletal structure and vital organs. These components have various functions, including transporting blood and nutrients throughout…

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