Hello! I’m Dr. Jacob —
I have been in practice as a physical therapist in Southern California for over 8 years, and my focus has been orthopedics, kinesiology, and becoming an expert in the musculoskeletal system. It has been my experience that mobility work is the key ingredient to injury recovery, but more importantly injury prevention. We have a tendency to utilize the health care system and its practitioners as a reactive mechanism to our process. Think about it. We get injured, or we get sick, and then we seek medical attention — but here’s the thing: we all know that eating our fruits and vegetables will reduce our risk of getting sick, right? Or flossing our teeth will help prevent cavities and gum disease. The same is true with movement and exercise, but specifically mobility work and its relation to injury prevention. Do the mobility work, prevent the injury.
Movement is healing. Movement is medicine. Our bodies are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit. We can efficiently reduce inflammation in the body through movement. We can recover faster from an injury through movement. And more importantly, we can significantly reduce our risk of injury in the first place through movement and mobility work.
I created @drjacob to provide a reference to different types of mobility work – to spark interest and ideas related to movement and kinesthetics. Use my content as a source of information related to your fitness goals and your overall wellness.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey to better health, better mobility, and a better you.