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Flexibility + Strength = Mobility

Flexibility + Strength = Mobility

If you tighten the string too much it will snap and if you leave it too slack, it won’t play.   With great flexibility comes great responsibility, (i.e. Flexibility + Strength = Mobility.) Or You wouldn’t drive your car without brakes. MOBILITY — Increasing Joints Ability to Move Joint Structure – Bone – Ligament – Capsule Physiological – Muscle – Tendon Neurological – Fascia – Tone — Multi-Variant — Multi-Planar — Functionally Driven = What it Produces, Not What it Looks like. STABILITY (Reflexive Strength) Control in the presence of change Functional Stability — Motor Control — Timing of Tonic and Phasic Muscles Contracting Smaller “Local” muscles (stabilizers) and bigger “Global” muscles (the big movers) Stabilizing and Mobilizing Passive Stability — Joint Capsules, Ligaments — Joint “Centration” (the stabilization and stacking of the joints along a central axis) Dependent on Motor Control The body is an interdependent kinetic system, and relies on a balance of flexibility and stability. As with many other aspects of movement (Bio-Motor Skills) too little or too much can cause an imbalance. Congenital laxity can be a major problem from a medical perspective. Movement – based and athletic implications aside, hypermobility may not always be benign. The Beighton Scale, Hypermobility Screen is as below with an interval scoring system. 1. Extend the little finger over the back of the hand — if 90 degrees or greater Score: 1 Point Left 1 Point Right 2. Flex the thumb toward the forearm — if the thumb touches the forearm Score: 1 Point Left 1 Point Right 3. Extend the arm — if 10 degrees or more of...