When it comes to restoring our natural range-of-motion, a lot of us don’t know where to begin. Once a limitation has been identified, inevitably the next question we get asked is “How do I fix it?”. While I understand that we are here to help guide and correct your movement, I find it troublesome that we don’t have better implementation of mobility practices here. The most common mobility/self-care practice I see people do is to roll around/lay on a foam roller. That’s something I’d like to see each person take better control of for themselves.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll go through some range-of-motion tests we can do to begin to see where we are limited. I’ll also suggest a few mobility drills (definitely not an exhaustive list) you can do to focus on that limitation. With that being said, if you do find that you have an area that needs attention, don’t think that doing the mobility once or twice will restore your natural limits. It took weeks, months, or years for your body to get to this point. Why would you think that it’s going to be fixed in a couple sessions? Do you get stronger overnight? Same holds true for mobility. It takes time. Be diligent with your mobility drills and practice and after a couple weeks, you will begin to notice changes and progress to healthier joint mobility.