What does Joint Mobility mean and
why should You care?
While most people might still accept becoming less mobile as part of normal aging, this does not automatically mean that it is the truth.
Actually the maintenance, development and improvement of mobility is not only possible but a necessary and formidable way of feeling and staying younger.
The joints of our bodies do not have a blood supply of their own and receive all nourishment through the joint fluid, synovia, which is produced in the joint capsule.
As the production of joint fluid is stimulated by movement of the joint itself it is easy to understand how an immobile joint quickly becomes malnourished and most people have no difficulties imagining what this means to the long-term health of their joints.
No wonder then that practicing mobility training together with maintaining max strength is considered vitally important for keeping our physical body as young and agile as possible.
So, what about stretching?
There is a big difference between
flexibility = passive range of motion and
mobility = active range of motion.
Most people benefit very little from being flexible if not combining it with good mobility, meaning to be able to actively move through a range of motion instead of just allowing the tissue to passively adjust to an outside force.
For example: Look at the sprinter, he regularly stretches his leg muscles and still might tear his hamstrings in a maximum acceleration. The weekend warrior badminton player who, in spite of excessive stretching, tears his Achilles tendon during the game or any single one of us who performs a stretching routine as part regular workout and still sometimes tears a muscle or sprains a joint from slipping on a patch of ice!
It doesn't matter how much you can passively stretch muscle during relaxation when most situations in real life demand active adjustments to sudden positional changes.
Joint mobility is a system for active movement training which can
- release tensions
- relax muscles
- lubricate the joints
- increase flexibility
- prevent injuries
Benefit from age old traditions
These practices originate from the ancient Indian and Persian warrior and wrestler traditions and thereby share their origin with the other traditions like yoga and similar practices. In those days the only people who had any business working out were actually warriors in times of peace and athletes, who were often specially trained warriors in the first place.
Now You can benefit from the practices of ancient heroes
A formidably effective way of treating Your joints to better health and longevity
The main advantage is the active movement meaning that the joint always moves under control of the muscles in a dynamic motion lubricating the joints in addition to lengthening the muscles, this combined impact on joints as well as musculature, and the option of focusing on single joints or areas, especially effective and superior to many other systems of movement.
Learning this material and having access to the training instructions gives You the opportunity to effectively and smoothly deal with afflicted areas in just mere minutes per day. Use the practice as part of Your regular warm up, together with Your family or as a fun and healthy way of spending a break.
Using these practices on a regular basis, or just when You feel increased need, can save You lots of pain, discomfort and even money and provide great confidence in Your ability to deal with most minor insults to muscles and joints.
Not to mention feeling younger and being able to exercise, play and race more safely!
Working for long hours on my computer, I had all these problems with my back. The Joint Mobility course really helped me relieve my pain and feel better.
Claes Wallenberg is a Dr. of Naprapathy (Manual Medicine Professional), licensed by the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, and specialized in Pain Management and Performance Optimization.
An early onset interest in and fascination with human health led Claes on a life long journey in studying the foundations of health and well-being, focusing on natural solutions and maximizing return on the efforts invested.
He´s operating a successful clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, combining treatments with exercise, relaxation and nutrition advice. Through the years, he has built a reputation of delivering fast results for a diversity of clients and is endorsed by a wide variety of people, from office workers to high level athletes. In addition to his clinic work, Claes conducts highly appreciated lectures and workshops for businesses, athletes and educational organizations.