Mobility and Stability

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Random Fit Fact 
The largest internal organ in the human body is the liver. It is also the heaviest organ at an average of 3.5 pounds. The largest external organ, which is also the largest organ in general, is the skin.

Mobility and Stability 
Do you play sports? Sit all day? Wear heels? Flats? Shoes with high arches? Your everyday lifestyle and activities can have an effect on a joint if it needs more mobility or stability.

Every joint in the body is either for stability or mobility. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. All of your joints should be able to move through full range of motion without experiencing pain.

Mobility joints – Ankle, hip, thoracic spine, gleno-humeral (the shoulder), cervical spine

Stability joints – Foot, knee, lumbar spine, scapula, elbow

Whether it is mobility issues, stability issues, or stiffness and tightness within the joint, it is important to balance each joint and give your body what it needs. For example, if a joint is hyper-mobile then that joint will require more stability. One joint ultimately effects another and an issue with your foot or ankle can move all the way up to your neck.

If you feel pain within any joint, consulting a fitness professional can help you address the problem and fix it through corrective exercises to help get you back to proper movement patterns and a pain-free life.

 

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