Is Stability the Same as Motor Control?
Written by Gray Cook Tuesday, October 21, 2014 FMS Pod Casts
- Stability is a common term that is often misued.
- Stability occurs when a muscle adjusts itself to reduce motion in the prescence of motion somewhere else.
- Dynamic stability occurs when one group of muscles changes the angle of the joint while another group of muscles maintains a joint position in a different plane.
- The single leg dead lift is a great example of dynamic stability.
- Stability is coordination and timing that creates integrity around a joint.
- We can not perform an exercise and assume stability occured because it looks like a stability exercise.
- It is important to not just perform stability exercises. One must test stability, perform and exercise, and then retest stability.
- Motor control should be synonymous with stability.