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Flexibility 4 Life

With Peter Georgilopoulos – Sports physio

Skeletal ageing is commonly characterised by progressive spinal stiffness and reduced range of movement predominately in the weight bearing joints such as the hips and knees.

A loss of shoulder range is also often the result of a gradual “hunching” of the spine leading to pain when elevating the arms above the head.

spine-hunching

Maintaining joint and muscle flexibility is integral to preserving an upright posture which is not only aesthetically desirable but also a basic requirement to minimising the risk of early degenerative disease of the spine.

The [flexibility 4 life] programme is a unique research based approach which has repeatedly demonstrated immediate and highly significant gains in muscle range and joint flexibility. This process has been created and successfully used by Peter Georgilopoulos over the last thirty years to prevent muscle strains in elite athletes and to restore flexibility and reduce joint pain for the non-athletic population.

The process incorporates two stages:

(1) An initial consultation in which specific techniques are used to immediately restore flexibility.

(2) The introduction of a specific self monitoring and management system which will enable flexibility targets to be maintained.

 Pre-mobilisation                                                                                         Post-mobilisation

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flexibility 4 life post mobilisation

 

 

 

                                                          

FLEXIBILTY- are you frustrated by a lack of improvement even after spending considerable time and effort stretching daily?

In this radio interview with Talking Lifestyle host Ed Phillips, Peter Georgilopoulos discusses a research based approach to achieving immediate flexibility gains.

Research

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The immediate effect of unilateral lumbar Z-joint mobilisation on posterior chain neuro dynamics: A randomised controlled study.

Adam Michael Szlezak a,*, Peter Georgilopoulos b, Joanne Elizabeth Bullock-Saxton a,Michael Craig Steele a.

Click Image to read Peter’s research paper.

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Case 2: The immediate effect of an increased duration of unilateral lumbar z-joint mobilisations on posterior chain neurodynamics – A randomised controlled study progressing concepts from a preliminary study.

Click image for full research paper.