Stabilizers and mobilizers are the muscles that support and move our skeleton.
Stabilizers are small muscles with short motions that fatigue easily. Mobilizing muscles are larger muscles that typically have a longer range of motion and fatigue less easily.
Typically, the stabilizers fatigue causing mobilizing muscles to have to stabilize AND mobilize. This causes the mobilizing muscles to spasm and fatigue. The mobilizing muscles begin to pull on the skeleton improperly, leading to joint dysfunction and pain.
In our clinic, we focus on slow, short, controlled motions to target the stabilizing muscles.