Mobility Issues Treatment

#1 Mobility Issues Treatment in Calgary

Mobility issues pertain to the challenges people face when they need to get around physically. For older adults, that may mean unsteadiness due to loss of strength and muscle mass, stiff joints, pain, etc. But contrary to popular belief, mobility issues aren’t just something seniors deal with. They’re an effect of a sedentary lifestyle (low activity or sitting too much) among many young Canadians.

Mobility is your ability to move around freely and easily. It’s critical for your physical health, independence, and mental well-being, and our Chiropractic team can help!

Woman stretching at MYo Lab Health & Wellness in Calgary, Alberta

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Meet Our Calgary Chiropractic Team

Meet our team of skilled professionals who wake up every day with a commitment to make a difference in your journey to wellness. Our Chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists work together to provide comprehensive care, ensuring that all aspects of your health and well-being are addressed.

Dr. Shelly Bouvier | Chiropractor in Calgary, AB

Dr. Shelly Bouvier | DC, BKin
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With MYo since July 3, 2022

Jesi Revelar | Chiropractic Assistant in Calgary, AB

Jesi Revelar | Chiropractic Assistant
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With MYo since March 18, 2024

Patient Success Stories

“MYo Lab is a fantastic facility. From booking to direct billing, the front desk staff are very considerate and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Evan Schwindt. He listens to your concerns and clearly explains the physiology behind the issue at hand and his treatment plan. He is thorough, personable, and truly wants what is best for his clients. I highly recommend MYo Lab for any of your mobility/movement concerns!”

Stephanie J.

“Great results from about monthly chiropractic maintenance visits with Dr Evan & Dr Shelly for optimum mobility & management of minor or chronic issues. Massage therapists have also enhanced our treatments with excellent massage RMT techniques. Physiotherapists have provided awareness of proper form when exercising. Friendly front desk personnel, bright & modern facility & easy parking rounds out the experience as all positive!”

Susan S.

“Evan and his team have done a great job keeping me healthy and mobile!”

Kent B.

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Causes of Mobility Issues

Mobility issues can be attributed to a variety of causes, including chronic health conditions, injuries, age-related factors, and congenital disorders. Here are some key causes:

  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Change in gait (how we walk)
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Injuries
  • Poor strength or weakness in the joints (legs, knees, or ankles)
  • Tissue extensibility deficiencies (tight muscles)
  • Joint or muscle pain that affects walking 
  • Difficulties in balance or coordination 
  • Breathing issues
  • Spine misalignment

 

Symptoms of Mobility Issues

Symptoms of mobility issues can vary widely depending on the underlying cause, severity, and individual differences. Here are some common symptoms associated with mobility impairments:

  • Pain and discomfort in joints
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Limited range of motion
  • Fatigue
  • Joint swelling and inflammation
  • Limping

 

Improving Mobility With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors address mobility issues through a variety of techniques and therapies aimed at first assessing the real cause of the issue, alleviating pain, improving joint function/rigidity, and ultimately improving the range of motion. 

Here’s an overview of how our Chiropractors manage and treat mobility issues:

  • Targeted Spinal Manipulation: We perform precise spinal adjustments to correct misalignments (subluxations) in the spine. This helps reduce pressure on nerves and improve joint mobility.
  • Soft Tissue Therapies: These massage therapies focus on relaxing tight muscles and relieving tension in the soft tissues surrounding joints. 
  • Spinal Decompression: This therapy involves stretching the spine using a traction table or similar device to relieve pressure on spinal discs and nerves and promote the movement of oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs to speed up healing.
  • Rehabilitative Exercises: We prescribe specific exercises and stretches tailored to your condition. These exercises help strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, improve flexibility, and increase range of motion. They also prevent future injuries by enhancing overall stability and balance.
  • Correcting Postural Imbalances: We assess and provide guidance on proper posture and ergonomics to reduce strain on your body. 
  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Care: It’s about taking a holistic approach to treat the entire musculoskeletal system. That means addressing muscle imbalances, trigger points, soft tissue restrictions, and joint dysfunction.

By combining these techniques, Chiropractors effectively manage and alleviate mobility issues, helping you achieve better movement, reduced pain, and an improved quality of life.

 

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Our Calgary Location

MYo Lab Health & Wellness is located at 227 10 St NW, Suite 300, Calgary, Alberta. It’s a short 5-minute walk from the Sunnyside C-Train station.

Parking: We offer 5 complimentary parking spots out back (spots 209, 213, 214, 215, 216). There are also several 2-hour paid parking spots on the streets around us. Additionally, there are two parking lots across the street from our building, one outdoor parking lot and one underground parking lot.

If you need further direction, feel free to call (403) 930-8686 for assistance.

All Conditions We Treat

Headaches

Whiplash

TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw Pain)

Neck Pain

Middle And Low Back Pain

Disc Herniations

Sciatica

Shoulder Pain

Arthritis

Elbow & Wrist Pain

Ankle And Foot Pain

Hip Pain

Knee Pain

Mobility Issues

Sports Injuries

Posture Problems

General Health/Well-Being

Neuropathy And Nerve Entrapments

FAQs About Mobility

What is mobility?

Mobility in the human body refers to the ability to move freely and easily through a full range of motion at various joints. Ideally, the body is strong and controlled through these ranges of motion. Mobility encompasses flexibility, which involves lengthening muscles and connective tissues to allow for movement, joint stability, and motor control (strength). Mobility can be trained, and mobility drills are a great warm-up before activity.

How do I get more flexible?

To enhance flexibility, regularly stretch major muscle groups using both dynamic and static stretches. Consider activities like yoga or Pilates, which combine stretching with strength and balance exercises. Also, eccentric strengthening exercises (ie- the descent portion of a Romanian Deadlift) are great at improving the length AND strength of a muscle and its tendons. To release muscle tension, use foam rolling and self-massage release techniques. 

The Peanut is a phenomenal tool for self myofascial release and providing relief to pesky back pain. Here’s our tutorial:

How do I get more mobility?

Mobility requires strength through range of motion. To enhance mobility, focus on regular stretching and mobility exercises like yoga or Pilates to first ensure you have the range of motion, and then add more strength training to support the motion at the joints. If you find that your range of motion is limited, techniques like foam rolling and joint mobilization can be used to release tension. Functional movements, like walking or swimming, can help you stay active and maintain access to these ranges of motion, and of course, proper nutrition and hydration are key to healthy muscles. These strategies can help improve flexibility, range of motion, and overall movement quality.

Is sitting bad?

Prolonged sitting can lead to various health issues, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, muscle stiffness, poor posture, back pain, and decreased circulation because the more time we spend sitting, the less time we spend being active. 

To manage the negative effects of sitting, take an active approach to your lifestyle with consistent exercise and manual therapy to make sure issues don’t arise. Take regular breaks during long days of work, stay hydrated, and practice good posture. 

When you do have to sit for long periods of time, paying attention to the ergonomic setup so that your body can remain relaxed in an upright position can help stave off the tension and discomfort associated with poor posture.

How do I know if I’m hypermobile?

Hypermobile individuals often have joints that move beyond the normal range of motion, often due to ligament laxity. It’s often a genetic condition and exists on a spectrum, with the more severe cases receiving diagnoses like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. 

You may be hypermobile if you can easily perform movements like bending your thumbs backward to touch your forearm, bending your pinky fingers back beyond 90 degrees, or touching your palms to the floor without bending your knees. Other signs include joints that frequently “pop” or “click,” joints that dislocate easily, and a history of joint pain or instability. 

It’s important to know that syndromes like Ehlers-Danlos often affect more than just your musculoskeletal system; the digestive and cardiovascular systems can also be affected, and recent studies have shown a link between hypermobility syndromes and neurodivergence, like ADHD and other conditions.

Will stretching make me more mobile?

Yes, stretching regularly can increase your mobility and flexibility. Stretching helps to lengthen muscles and improve their elasticity, which can enhance your range of motion in joints and reduce stiffness. 

Incorporating a variety of stretching exercises targeting different muscle groups can help you achieve overall improved flexibility. It’s essential to perform stretches correctly and gradually increase intensity to avoid injury. 

Additionally, combining stretching with strength training and other forms of exercise can further enhance mobility and overall physical performance. It’s important to note that stretching to become more mobile and flexible requires consistent work—it is a “use it or lose it” scenario.

What lifestyle changes can improve mobility?

Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients, managing chronic conditions effectively, avoiding smoking, and minimizing alcohol consumption can all contribute to better mobility and overall health.

How MYo Lab Can Help

If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain, you can book an appointment with one of our Chiropractors. Alternatively, you can call us at (403)930-8686. We’re currently accepting new patients.

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