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Stability and Mobility
Learning the difference and why it's important
The human body is designed to move, and efficient movement involves numerous muscles and joints working together simultaneously hence it is largely dependent on finding a proper balance between stability and mobility as this balance is critical on how our joints function and to the quality of our movement, it also determines our vulnerability to injury.
The aim of the stability and mobility is to develop postural stability throughout the kinetic chain without compromising mobility at any point in the chain. In other words, our central nervous system has the ability to coordinate posture and movement or, more generally, to combine mobility with stability (Hodges et al, 2002)
Mobility and stability cannot simply be trained separately.
Stability
Stability is defined as the ability to withstand force without being distorted, to be supported, to have strength and to be sturdy where it is achieved by the coordinating actions of surrounding tissues and the neuromuscular system.

However, stability alone is not the answer as reduced range of motion would likely causes disengages or compensatory movements to occur when performing motor control training/complicated movements due to limited mobility which may not show much progression and may leads to a higher risk of injury or muscular imbalances. (Kim and Lockhart, 2012).
Mobility
Mobility is defined as a degree to which an articulation (where two bones meet) can move without being restricted by surrounding tissues such as ligaments, tendons or muscles. Mobility trains such as stretches and rolling are easy and effective way to feel better in chasing away pain and symptoms but mobility work has to be done in conjunction with some sort of program that emphasizes stability in order to maintain or control joint movement or position as hypermobility can be considered as a predictor of injury (Miranda et al, 2018)
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