One of the most frustrating and overused medical opinions is that of “weak hips.” At Mobility-Doc we are fortunate to work with some fantastic national-level athletes. Almost invariably if an athlete walks into a medical office with knee pain, no matter how gifted the athlete is, he or she will be told
Most platforms that are designed to improve your mobility encourage static flexibility. Other programs encourage what I call, ‘sexy mobility.’ This name is derived from the 50 Shades of Grey like usage of resistance bands, barbells, couches, and more. Movement with stretching, or dynamic flexibility, can be very effective
If you haven't read my first three blog posts then I should probably give you a short update. So far we've established the following: that recovery is much more than mobility and that you need a good system in order to make a difference. Recovery also exists along a continuum where you need to re-estabilish adequate tissue extensibility and joint mobility prior to re-learning good movement patterns. Therefore, in order to improve tissue extensibility and joint mobility, we often employ three different mobility tools. The three mobility tools that I can’t live without would be the foam roller, the peanut, and the tack and floss band. Today we’ll discuss the purpose of each of these and how to use them.
Step 1 in your recovery plan will typically involve mobility work. Hold that thought for a moment. Your actual step 1 is to make sure you are performing the movement correctly. It sounds ridiculous, but the fastest way to fix a movement is to do it right. Make sure you know the proper technical cues to give yourself the opportunity to do the movement correctly.
I am frustrated with mobility. I spend about sixty hours per week helping people to move better. Sometimes I'm working with an international athlete, and sometimes I am rehabilitating somebody who just recovered from