MECA is an acronym for Mobility, Elasticity, Core Stability and Adaptability – the first three items represent the integrated components leading to overall back health, which is measured by adaptability.
The independent (or individual) movement between spinal joints.
The resiliency of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and discs). Elasticity differs from flexibility in that elasticity refers to the pliability of soft tissue rather then just being flexible.
The strength and stability of core muscles and how that strength and stability are integrated into movement.
The integration of these three elements (Mobility, Elasticity, Core Stability) improves the ability of our spine to function without deficit or mechanical breakdown, thereby increasing the back’s overall resilience. Like any other machine, our body mechanics is a reflection of the optimized function of its parts and the ability of those parts to work together as a cohesive unit.