Wellness and your Movement

A lack of mobility, even if it’s just in one part of your body, can severely affect your physical abilities, and therefore your ability to perform typical day-to-day tasks. Imagine if you woke up one day and your right shoulder was locked, making it difficult to move your arm properly. It would instantly affect everything from being able to write to being able to drive. This is why maintaining your mobility is so important to your wellness in Vero Beach.

The Importance of Maintaining Mobility

A lack of mobility is not only problematic when it comes to simply living your daily life, it can cause other physical issues as a result. This is because if the joints in one area of your body aren’t moving the way that they should be moving, it will cause other parts of your body to move unnaturally in an attempt to pick up the slack.

This can create stress in those areas of your body as they try to compensate. Not only will the area initially affected not remain problematic, it will only get worse as your muscles tighten, your ligaments and tendons shorten, and your joints stick together.

A lot of people assume that a lack of mobility is a natural effect of aging. However, it’s mostly due to not maintaining your body’s mobility by exercising regularly and maintaining good posture. There are plenty of senior citizens out there who have never been in better shape in their lives because they exercise regularly, allowing them to stay mobile throughout their body. This, in turn, helps prevent any number of physical issues from developing as a result of a lack of mobility.

Maintaining Your Mobility

To maintain your mobility, you should perform specific exercises and stretches that will help to keep your muscles, tendons, and ligaments both flexible and healthy. Doing so can go a long way in helping to prevent physical pain and disability from developing.

If you find that you are experiencing a lack of mobility, then you should strongly consider visiting a physical therapist. A good physical therapist will determine what is causing the lack of mobility or the physical pain or tension you are experiencing and prescribe a series of exercises that will help improve your mobility.

To improve your wellness in Vero Beach, work on maintaining your mobility by contacting us at Florida Spine to schedule an appointment today.