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, recuperation from bone fracture or other issues. Working on improving MOBILITY was always crucial for the success of rehabilitation.
Meantime I was enduring my passion – dancing and eventually I end up doing Shaolin Kung Fu in China. I couldn’t help but notice that many people, even those who are fit, neglect the importance of mobility and flexibility. Most people pay attention to it after getting injured.
My GOAL here is to help YOU become conscious about your body and it’s needs. There are standard mobility requirements in the joints that keep them healthy. Proper mobility helps to prevent wrong movement patterns and habits that eventually lead to pain, injuries, and poor posture.
HUMAN BODY TEST took a lot of time and research. At the end of this path I chose 12 essential mobility tests that target all of the major joint complexes. All the exercises were designed to be simple and straightforward and as so suitable for everybody. You can perform them at home, alone, without any equipment.
STAY WITH ME, because what you are going to 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.
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.
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.
RULE: 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.