If only more of us knew that MOBILITY might be a SOLUTION!
When I was working as a physiotherapist, one of my first steps of patient assessment was evaluating their MOBILITY (Range of Motion in the joint). It didn’t matter whether it was:
- back pain,
- neck stiffness,
- shoulder pain,
- knee injury
- the person was after recuperation from bone fracture,
- or other.
It turned out that many times working just on improving MOBILITY was already solving the problem.
LACK of MOBILITY leads to:
- Wrong movement patterns,
- Poor posture,
But why am I telling you this?
After working as a physiotherapist and training intensively in martial arts and other fitness disciplines for years I couldn’t help but notice that many people, even those who are fit, neglect the importance of mobility and flexibility. The sad truth is that most of us pay attention to it after ending up at the physiotherapy studio or doctor’s office.
What I also noticed is that even those, who cared about MOBILITY, didn’t really know:
- how to test it
- and what healthy standards are.
What about checking your body mobility and improving it before getting injured or having pain?
I believe that if society would be more aware of this matter, if MOBILITY would be incorporated into our daily routine, we could avoid wrong movement patterns and habits that eventually lead us to pain, injuries, and poor posture. As any doctor or physiotherapist would say “PREVENTION is always better than treatment“.
My GOAL here is to make this topic commonly known. I want everybody to be aware of the importance of MOBILITY regardless of the age and fitness background.
STAY WITH ME, because what you discover today, might help you do this giant step forward in whatever fitness goal you have. Or if you are not training at all, it can help you improve your posture and well-being.
MOBILITY and STABILITY – equally important
Without mobility you cannot move!
Have you ever thought about this that way?
MOBILITY is a basement of any MOVEMENT. But, it’s true, working only on mobility is not enough. STABILITY is equally important. Both of them are essential for our daily life movement. They keep joints and muscles healthy. Without these two components it is difficult to gain strength, power, speed, endurance and skills.
Should You Strengthen Or Mobilize?
JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH
Each joint has its primary function – stability or mobility. The stable joints follow the mobile joint, f.ex fingers (mobile) – hand (stable) etc.
On one hand if our exercises don’t ensure stability in stable joints, like knees or elbows, f.ex doing squats with legs going inwards, we can create pain and injury. On the other hand, if we restrict movement in the mobile joints, they will start to symptomize with pain and injury as well.
If you have pain in one joint, you should look at the joint above and below. Start from mobilizing mobile joints and after strengthening the stable joints.
HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR BODY IS IN BALANCE?
During my Physiotherapy studies I have learned dozens of tests to assess muscle function and range of motion in the joints. Many of these tests require assistance, equipment and anatomy knowledge. However, training martial arts, yoga and dance in the last few years showed me that selected movements and positions are a perfect reflection of our mobility, stability, strength, balance and so on. If you achieve these exercises the body stays in balance.
This is how I have created the HUMAN BODY TEST Mobility 1,2 and 3. It was designed to be simple and straightforward and as so suitable for everybody. You can perform it at home, alone, without any equipment.
Simple and Short
Do it any moment
regardless the age or fitness background
HUMAN BODY TEST Mobility 1,2 and 3
Shoulder and Thoracic Spine
IN SUMMARY – BENEFITS OF MAKING human body test
Understanding what mobility issues you have will guide you in your training. It may be a huge step in achieving your fitness goals. And most importantly it helps prevent pain and injuries.