Saturday, April 21, 2012

How To Get Rid of Body Stiffness – “The Fuzz”

Can we truly blame all of our body stiffness on getting old?  It is true that as we age our growth hormone levels decline which slows healing time however there are ways to preserve and slow down our loss of mobility.  The answer is to break up the fuzz!  What is the fuzz?  Watch this video:

If you are still with us and didn’t get grossed out by the cadaver congratulations.  The fuzz that you were looking at is called fascia.  The thicker the fascia becomes the more it creates adhesions to other muscles making us stiff.  These muscular adhesions restrict our muscles ability to slide over each other.  Adhesions are responsible for stiffness and are made worse with time and lack of movement in the area.  At SCNHS we break up muscular adhesions with techniques like Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique.  These techniques help to remodel the soft tissue and lead to great improvement in mobility.  Not only do we treat adhesions in the office, but we show you mobility exercises and stretches to keep the fuzz out of your life!