Archives for Mobility

Mid-Back Mobility Matters

Having adequate mobility through the mid-back, also known as the thoracic spine, is important in preventing pain and dysfunction. The thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae that starts at the base of the neck and runs down to the low back. 

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Hip Mobility Drill

The hip consists of a “ball-and-socket” joint that is formed between the Femoral Head and the Acetabulum, a part of the Pelvic Bone. As a result of its shape the hip joint is capable of a wide range of motion in all directions – forward and backwards, side-to-side, and rotation inwards and outwards.

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Why Ankle Mobility Is So Important

An important but often overlooked area of the body is the function of the ankles. Unless a person is specifically having ankle pain, the ankles are commonly put in the back seat. However, having adequate ankle mobility is extremely important for working out, sports, and everyday life. 

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Slouching Affects More Than Just Your Back!

I think we can all agree that the longer we sit at work, in the classroom, or in front of a TV we tend to find ourselves slouched and slumped over, especially towards the end of the day. We all do it, if someone tells you they never have bad posture, they’re lying! Everyone knows that slouching and poor posture can lead to backaches and pains, but there are other lesser-known consequences that can develop as a result of this. Many of these can be avoided by developing good habits!

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Can Tight Hips Lead To Low Back Pain?

Short answer: Absolutely! Let’s take a closer look at two separate muscle groups and their relationship with low back pain. These two muscle groups include the hip flexors and the deep hip rotators. The vast majority of society will sit for the majority of the day and become less active with aging. The result of this is tight hip flexors, a change in the position of the pelvis, loss of hip mobility/range of motion, and among other things can lead to low back pain.

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Thoracic Mobility To Prevent Shoulder Pain

Over the years there’s been a rise in desk work-related jobs along with more time spent on cell phones and other mobile devices. Sitting for long periods at a time or frequently looking down at our cell phones can lead to issues in the shoulder, neck, and back as time goes on. One example of this is Tech Neck, which I’m sure you’ve heard of! Most often these issues arise from repetitive postures and positions we develop over months to years rather than something that may have happened yesterday or two days ago.

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