Are you as mobile as you think?

During March, we at Narrabeen Chiropractic will be asking our patients to get more mobile this Mobility Month!

Mobility Month Narrabeen Chiropractic

A recent survey by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) found that one in ten Australians claim their pain hindered their ability to play with their children; one in ten indicated this pain impacted their intimate relationships, and one in 20 affirmed their persistent pain resulted in increased friction with their partner.
With statistics like these, it is imperative we stay on top of our mobility and monitor any changes in our strength, balance and flexibility. This Mobility Month, try out these four simple tests to discover how ‘mobile’ you are:

Neck Rotation

Neck Rotation

  • Sitting down, keep your shoulders still and against the chair.
  • Turn your head all the way to the left as if you were looking over your shoulder. How far around did you get?
  • Repeat on the right. Was it even? Was it comfortable?

Side Bending

Trunk Side Bend

  • Stand with your feet comfortably apart.
  • Run a hand down the side of your leg so you side bend without leaning backwards or forwards.
  • Repeat on the other side. Was it even and was it comfortable to do?

Stand Sit

Sit to Stand

  • Sit in the middle of your chair. Cross your arms over your chest.
  • Keeping your back straight and arms across your chest...
  • Stand straight up and then sit back down. Did you do this easily or was it hard?

Leg raising

Single Leg Stance

  • In a safe environment free of trip hazards, stand upright with feet together and place hands on hips.
  • Lift one foot off the ground. Do not allow your legs to touch. Time how long you can stand without moving.
  • Repeat on opposite side. Are you able to stand on each leg for at least 40 seconds? (If under 60 years)
How was your flexibility, strength and balance? If you find that you are struggling with one of the tests, not to worry. We at Narrabeen Chiropractic are here to help. Ask us about getting more mobile this March by calling us on (02) 9913 9009 or make an online appointment.
For more information on Mobility Month, and to watch the test in action, visit mobilitymonth.org.au

Yours in health,
Dr Karelien Vermaak (B.App.Sc. RMIT)
Dr Michael Bird (B.App.Sc. RMIT)
Dr Karina Drake B.Chiro.Sc, M.Chiro
Narrabeen Chiropractic & Natural Therapies
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