What are my core muscles?
The “core” is comprised of several groups of muscles including the transversus abdominus, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles work together to produce maximum stability in the abdominal and lumbar (lower) back region whilst allowing normal movement in the upper and lower limbs. They control movement rather than produce it and as rather like the action of hinges in a door frame
Bespoke Core Strengthening Program
Your Physiotherapist will be able to asses and highlight any deficiencies you have in your core muscles and devise a programme of exercises to rehabilitate them. Core muscles are rather like marathon runners and need to work on building endurance rather than just short term strength. Consequently, we often prescribe low effort exercises that are designed to be undertaken several times per day
Tips for Core Stability Exercises
- If you don’t possess a six-pack it doesn’t mean that you do not have a strong core, and if you do, it doesn't guarantee a fantastic core!
- For best results vary your exercise routine frequently to constantly challenge your muscles.
- Perform your exercise routine with control, concentrating on your technique and ensuring that you perform the complete exercise slowly.
Core Tips: For some people, the first clue that their body isn't working very well can be the onset of lower back pain. For other people the pain can be remote to the core such as knee pain, plantar fasciitis or perhaps shoulder pain; remember that everything ultimately connects to your core.