Gray Cook Mobility – Why is my client so stiff? – How to fix a mobility problem
Listen in as Gray Cook considers the various ways a mobility problem might begin, and some of the best ways to combat these problems, depending on the underlying cause.
“I believe there are two reasons why a mobility problem can persist despite many attempts to remedy it. The mobility problem is either reinforced by a behavior or it is not challenged at all. If it is reinforced, it has no reason to go away. If it is not challenged at all, it becomes part of the background and goes unnoticed for years.
“Obviously, somebody who’s been extremely sedentary and has avoided physical activity could have numerous mobility problems. Unless those mobility problems were the result of a permanent structural change, a change in the activity level and in the environment should beg for a change in the organism—the physical presence of more mobility, more function and more movement.” ~Gray Cook
• Physiological ‘Parking Brake’ (4:40)
• Mobility Always Comes First (13:50)
• TED and JMD (19:45)
• SMCD and End Range Strength (24:45)
• Breathing and Motor Control (30:25)
• Biological Necessity of Stiffness (35:10)
• Integrity and Postures (40:00)
• Patterning (49:15)
Gray Cook consults with professional and university coaches and athletes, and teaches on various aspects of physical therapy, sports medicine and performance enhancement. His over-riding philosophy is that movement professionals must first understand human movement patterns. He’s the author of Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies and Athletic Body in Balance and the creator of over a dozen DVD packages. His two main websites are GrayCook.com and Functionalmovement.com.