In the past, before you went on a run or started exercising in the gym, you would perform a series of stretching exercises to warm your muscles up before you start straining them. However, in the last few years there has been a revolution in the way that athletes get themselves ready to exercise, and mobility exercises can help you to avoid injuries. Our physio in Darwin can offer you some more information about how this type of exercise will help you in the future.
What does mobility mean?
Mobility versus stretching
Research on sports players tested the results of motility training rather than static stretches completed before sprinting for 20 meters. The evidence suggests that it is faster to use motility exercises rather than warming up using static stretching. The research concluded that for those wishing to optimise their exercise routine, motility could be the key to unlocking extra speed or strength. At Stepping Stones Therapy we can help you to improve your activity levels with a focus upon increasing the flexibility of your joint muscles.
Improving health with mobility stretches
The best way to introduce mobility tasks to your routine is to introduce them in the form of stretches. Moving your legs from side to side while supporting yourself against the wall can ease the risk of damage to hips and thighs. Performing hamstring stretches while lying on the floor can also help to reduce the risk of injury to this part of the body. You can also seek help and advice from the team at Stepping Stones Therapy who can instruct you on the best mobility exercises for your physical needs.