Whether age, a recent surgery, or injury has limited your body’s mobility, there are some simple steps to take to get you up and moving again. Rehabilitating shoulders, ankles, and knees after a surgery can be excruciatingly painful, and if you’ve undergone a professional rehabilitation program, and still aren’t seeing results, it’s time to consider working with a personal trainer. A personal trainer will ensure you’re using the most effective, and safe workout plans to help your body recover from the injury or surgery, while simultaneously increasing your body’s overall mobility.
A common misunderstanding associated with mobility and flexibility is whether there is in fact a difference between the two? The answer is yes! Mobility vs. Flexibility: Mobility is the ability to move a joint through its full range of motion with control, while flexibility refers to the ability to flex, or extend muscles and joints through their full range of motion. Mobility exercises are essential to your body’s recovery process, because they ensure your body regains full range of motion and strength, and help it to relearn any normal movements now restricted by the injury.
Mobility exercises start with stretching and warming up, followed by full range of motion exercises (to the best of your current ability), and completed with either static or isolated stretching. Your body will get stronger as you exercise, making coping with body weight, or injuries that much easier. A personal trainer will customize the workout plan to perfectly suit your body’s needs. One of the worst things people do is re-injure an already weak body part, or add new injuries to an already limited body. You need to know how far you can push yourself without causing more damage, and when it’s safe to do so.
Unfortunately, our bodies won’t stay nimble and flexible if we don’t work at them, and mobility follows those old guidelines, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” But don’t make the mistake of re-injuring yourself, or causing a new injury, contact us for professional guidance, motivation, and support to achieve improved mobility, increased mental and physical strength, and more energy.

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