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As she did a pirouette she was center stage All eyes on her and she did a pirouette and landed in fifth position She prepared for this day making sure her muscles were strong and she was more flexible than she was just a month ago How is she able to improve her flexibility in just a short amount of time Well flexibility has to do with our joints our muscles and even our dietJoints are an important part to our flexibility There are two different main kinds of joints immovable and moveable Immoveable joints are joints that cannot be movedThese joints have little or no movement at allthere is not a joint cavity present in these joints Immovable joints can be broken down into two types of joints which are fibrous joints and cartilaginous joints When you break down fibrous joints there are two types of joints There is a suture joint andagomphoses joint Suture joints are joints in the skull They are found between the skull bones and they are held together by special fibers calledsharpeys fibers This only allows little to no movement Then there is a gomphoses joint this is also an immovable joint This type of joint is found in our teeth Yes this type of joint is found in our mouths This joint has very little movement The only way that they can be moved is over time and that is why we use braces to move our teeth aroundMoveable joints are what we think of when we hear joints There are four main types of moveable joints which are Pivot Ball and Socket Hinge and Gliding How do these joints work Well a joint is where a bone moves on another one These to bones are held together by ligaments and ligaments are pretty much elastic bands that keep the bones in place Then muscles lengthen and shorten to make the joint move There is also a
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