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Mobility Therapy

Summary

Based off of the joint by joint approach, we know that certain areas of the body have a tendency to become stiff, locked up and in need of mobilization. These areas are typically the big toe, ankle, hip, thoracic spine, shoulders, upper cervical spine and wrists. When creating a plan, we want to be both general and specific to cater our mobility sessions to what we need that day. We want to be specific when we feel really locked up and stiff, and general when we feel like we have been on top of things and are feeling pretty good. Either way, we need to be doing something every single day. 

 

Some considerations you want to be thinking about when creating treatment plans for yourself with your own mobility include but are limited to the following: 

  • Tools: balls, monster bands, floss bands, etc…
  • Techniques: pin/stretch, smash/floss, contract/relax, etc…
  • Time: at least 10+ minutes a day
  • Area of focus: typically one of the “mobility joints”
  • Consistency: stay consistent for the best results 

Cause

Typically, when we experience mobility issues, there may be an old injury that is affecting the mobility either above or below from the injured area. Other areas may not be as stable as they need to be to be able to perform certain tasks that require mobility, such as a squat: if you lack stability in the low back, knee or foot, the mobility joints will often compensate: big toe, ankle, hip or thoracic spine. Stagnation and lack of movement may also be causing some mobility issues. If you don’t use it, you lose it. That’s why we want to stay consistent with our mobility work. 

 

Effects

Some of the effects of mobility therapy are obvious: improved mobility and range of motion. Other benefits include: improved stability, greater joint health, and better overall movement. 

 

Treatment

When being specific, you want to incorporate at least 3 techniques for two minutes on each side with each mobilization for one or two specific areas. Some mobilizations may include smashing, flossing or rolling. When we want to be more general, we should be focused on global mobility such as thoracic, hip or shoulder mobility, where there is greater ranges of mobility for the joint to achieve. Some mobilizations may include banded joint distractions, foam rolling, flossing or even combining mobilizations such as a flossing technique with a banded joint distraction. With all mobilizations, we want to be sure to move with purpose and be in a good position at all times. 

 

Please call or book online to make an appointment and get a customized mobility session today!

Jeannie from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I am a 62 year old female. For several years, I have become less flexible and stiff. I was introduced to Structura and finished the 10 weekly sessions of Structural Integration. They are very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Structura Body Therapies’ therapy.

Jessica from Ogden, UT Testimonial

Structura has truly helped me so much! It was a long road to recovery, but I skipped the surgeries and was able to naturally heal over time. I continue to go on a regular basis for maintenance now. This is an amazing way to stay in top performance and learn about mobility and movement.

Kellie from Hooper, UT Testimonial

I am running again! Less than a year ago, I had a doctor, physical therapist, and a chiropractor all tell me I needed to stop running because of constant back and neck pain, along with ankle and groin injuries. Well, they were wrong! Because of Stuctura Body Therapies, in the last 2 months, I have ran a half marathon, a 5K, and I am continuing to run 3 times a week. The 10-week Structural Integration program, and continued maintenance, have been a true blessing for me. The therapists and staff at Structura are the best, and are professional and caring. So grateful to have found this amazing technique.

Annie from Layton, UT Testimonial

I’ve been able to get my life back thanks to the therapists at Structura. Taylor and Skye were amazing at listening and critically thinking. They were both very professional. I had dealt with 1.5 years of debilitating pain in my lower back and shooting pain down my legs. After physical therapy, multiple steroid shots, and mediations to deal with the pain I heard about Structura. Thanks to these amazing people I can sleep through the night, enjoy activities I love, and play with my kids. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing more than a relaxing massage.

Kaylee from North Ogden, UT Testimonial

I was experiencing a lot of knee pain after having surgery for a torn ACL. Months of physical therapy and a 2nd knee surgery didn’t help the pain and issues I was having. I was ready to just live with the pain but I decided to give Structura’s therapy a try. It has helped my knee tremendously! My knee pain is gone and my range of motion is back! So happy I found this therapy! If you are experiencing pain that your doctors can’t figure out, I would highly recommend Structura’s therapy!

Jon from Ogden Utah Testimonial

Working with Structura Body Therapies has been a life-changing experience. They are not only extremely skilled in their practice, but are very educational. I noticed a big difference after the first visit

John
Ogden, UT

Debra Testimonial

The people are friendly, and make you feel at ease. They are very professional, and I saw results fast. I am thankful that there is hope to take away my pain, which I have lived with for so long. I would highly recommend Structura to anyone.

Lisa from Layton, UT Testimonial

I felt so good after each of the 10 sessions of Structural Integration. Parts of my body that bothered me before the session felt so much better after being worked on. My knees that hurt before, didn’t bother me after being worked on.

J. Sanchez from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I was introduced to Structura Body Therapies by a family member.  I have suffered from chronic pain for the past 9 years and the source of the pain was finally diagnosed. I started coming to Structura to see how their therapies could help me before, between, and after the two hip surgeries I would need to correct the source of my pain. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with the results of the therapy thus far!  I recently had the first surgery and the therapies from Structura Body Therapies have cut my healing time by 4 weeks! I am looking very forward to completing my next surgery and then starting the Structural Integration program with Structura.

Nick from Kaysville, UT Testimonial

 

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Susan from Neveda Testimonial

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Tiffany from West Valley, UT Testimonial

I was having some lower back pain and and they’re deep tissue massage helped me feel better. The therapist was really nice and I felt amazing after the 60-minute session. I would highly recommend anyone with back pain to go to them. -Tiffany

Pamela from Utah Testimonial

I was afraid to try Structura because I heard the therapy might be painful. But it was going into months and months with plantar fasciitis and not being able to walk without limping and waddling. That was painful too. Through the therapy sessions, I found that I was twisted and seized up all over. I’m not sure when the fasciitis actually completely healed, but it did 100%. The therapy was a little painful, but nothing like the pain of months of fasciitis and years of waddling. At 58 years old, I can finally move my legs again so I can walk normally and start exercising.

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