Second, stiffness limits mobility and must be eliminated so that more appropriate movement patterns can be facilitated. It was evident from the movie that the king tightened up his glottis, velo-pharyngeal apparatus, and oral mechanism (jaw, lips, tongue). We know this because Logue initiated activities to inhibit stiffness in the upper body, shoulders, neck, face, lips, and jaw. Recall the scenes during which Logue had the king hopping up and down and shaking the whole body and shoulders to loosen them, and shaking the head and face to loosen the jaw, lips and tongue. Rolling back-and-forth on the floor also is a classic method of inhibiting stiffness that this therapist employed. The therapist was loosening stiffness so that he could re-establish more accurate and advanced speech movements. Notice that the therapist engaged in appropriate speech activities during these inhibition activities. The therapist was inhibiting stiffness and facilitating better speech movements simultaneously.