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
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