Video 1 Introduction

Video #1 – Introduction

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The Main Joints in The Body

It is generally agreed amongst medical professional that there are 230 joints in the body. These are classified into three types of joints: Immovable, partially movable and freely movable.

The SpiralFlow Method of Joint Mobility focuses primarily on the freely movable joints which are in turn classified into three categories:

  1. Hinge joints. These joints allow movement in one direction, the knees and elbows are that type of joint
  2. Pivot joints. Allow a rotating or twisting motion. For example, the head moving from side to side.
  3. Ball-and-socket joints. These are the joints with the most freedom of movement and include the hips and shoulders.

The SpiralFlow Method of Joint Mobility aims to improve total range of motion on 18 joints within the three categories mentioned above, including:

The neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thoracic, hips, knees, ankles, Sternoclavicular, and the acromioclavicular joint.

The sequence of the set starts with the head and gradually progresses to the ankles.

Joint Mobility

Joint mobility is defined as the movement of a joint’s total natural range of motion (ROM). We should differentiate between passive ROM and active ROM. Passive ROM involves the assistance of another person moving a body part such as the arm through its natural ROM without any assistance from the patient. Active ROM is performed by the use of one’s own musculature.

Improvement of joint mobility is important for the prevention of injury. One of the main reasons for the loss of a joint’s ROM is from lack of use. Often, lack of use may come from previous injuries or lifestyle. The SpiralFlow Method aims to help the practitioner restore each of the joints mentioned above to its full range of motion.

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