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Glossary Term


Mobility refers to the ability to move freely and easily and is a crucial aspect of physical function. Techniques like release, joint mobilization, stretching, and soft tissue mobilization can help increase mobility, which is typically measured as the range of motion at a joint. Hypermobility and hypomobility are also important concepts to understand in the context of mobility. Synonyms for mobility include movement, flexibility, and motility. Related glossary terms include range of motion, joint health, and physical therapy.

Mobility: the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.

Release techniques, joint mobilizations, stretching and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations are all techniques designed to increase mobility, usually measured as the range of motion allowed at a joint. See also:hypermobility andhypomobility

Origin - early 15c., "capacity for motion," from Old French mobilité "changeableness, inconsistency, fickleness," from Latin mobilitatem (nominative mobilitas) "activity, speed," figuratively "changeableness, fickleness, inconstancy" (Etymology Online )