This picture speaks a thousand words as it describes the proper balance between Stability versus Mobility of our structure so that we can get the most effective use out of our bodies.
I recall a long-term client of mine who had always struggled with knee issues. He’s an active man in his late 40’s who tends to be aggressive with his sports like mini triathlon, padel, and P90x.
I never really knew what to do for him until I was introduced to this concept of Stability versus Mobility.
Then I began to realize that not only were his hips stiff and restricted (ie Stability) but also his ankles. Ah-huh! His body was, in a sense, switched. And because of this, his knees had become the weak link and were functioning in a state of Mobility. No wonder he had experienced so many knee injuries.
We began to incorporate into our sessions several Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques to introduce mobility into his hips and ankles. Over the next few sessions, he noted less knee discomfort and better range of motion when performing his sports.
If you are ready to experience fewer injuries and better performance from your active yet aging body, then reach out to me to discuss if we may be a good fit for working together.
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Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic massage therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Ross, McCandless, Wexford, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.