In today’s society, we humans have been making incredible strides backwards in some aspects of life. Our lives as a whole, at least in the Western hemisphere, have become too comfortable. What I mean is that with the incredible advancements in technology, we have started to lose what makes us human. I suppose that like everything else in life, there has to be some “give and take.” Unfortunately, at this point it seems as though more of our human qualities are being lost than gained. We, as a species (Homo sapien), evolved approximately 200,000 years ago. Our ancestors (Homo erectus), now extinct, survived for just about 2 million years in the region of Asia. So, maybe to your surprise, we haven’t exactly proven ourselves as the most durable species of human. The advancements we have made as a society are astonishing, but what are we doing in the process of becoming more technologically reliant? Are we forgetting to prioritize the most basic qualities of our existence? Is that why an overwhelming amount of people who step into my Chiropractic office are just weak?Continue Reading
My name is Jeff Batis. I am a chiropractor and also what I consider to be a lame title, but accurate nonetheless, a movement enthusiast. I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and how it works. While being schooled in chiropractic, I found myself longing for more. I found that the more I learned, the more questions I had. It was a vicious cycle of knowledge thirst that had begun and I do not think it will ever be quenched. I make it sound awful with these analogies, but I believe it is a good quality I developed.
Anyway, enough about me. Lets dive into this topic of what ‘Mobility’ is and what ‘Flexibility’ is. From what I have read and from what I have heard, especially working with athletes in Crossfit gyms, these two terms are used interchangeably.