It is crucial to identify the different types of physical dysfunctions so we don't make common mistakes such as stretching an unstable joint when the right strategy is to stabilize, or strengthen a restricted part when the right strategy is to mobilize or stretch.
Here are the four main different types of physical dysfunctions:
Instability : The inability to control a neutral position of joints or body parts during movement, therefore causing pain and dysfunction.
Displacement: Joint, spinal disc and meniscus displacement can cause disturbances in normal resting position, obstruct movement in the direction of the displacement and cause pain by compressing and/or stressing nerve tissues.
Restriction: Lack of range of motion caused by dysfunctional joints, muscles and nerve tissue.
Weakness: Neuromuscular dysfunction that is caused by lack of use, inactivity or injury.