Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) is one of the fundamental tools within the Functional Range Conditioning system. Outside of maintaining articular health and range of motion, CARs can be an assessment tool for your body.
It can help you identify areas that need improved mobility, rule out joint dysfunction, and help you create a specific mobility plan based off your needs keeping you from wasting hours on stretching areas of your body that won't offer you the most bang for your buck.
In part one of this series, we will discuss the difference between opening angle pain, closing angle pain, and what is okay to feel throughout the process. Each one of these things tells us something different about our bodies, and should be the first thing we pay attention to when going through our CARs routine.
Part 1: How to do Hip and Shoulder CARs and determining if opening angle pain, closing angle pain.
Part 2: Rotational deficits active vs passive, and if needed how to attack the joint capsules.
Part 3: Based on active mobility with no closing angle discomfort, start working the directions that feel most limited. Address Cramping.
Let me know if you have any questions, comments, and concerns let me know!
Move Well, Stay Strong.