Which are the Deep Core Stability Muscles?

Article by John Miller

Core Stability Muscles

The Deep Core Stability Muscles of the Lower Spine have been identified as:

  • Transversus Abdominis (TA)
  • Multifidus (MF)
  • Pelvic Floor (PF)

Transversus Abdominis

Transversus Abdominis

The Transversus Abdominis (TA) is the deepest abdominal muscle. It is the "corset muscle" of the spine and pelvis. In the normal situation, TA contracts in anticipation of body motion to guard the spinal joints, ligaments, discs and nerves.

Multifidus

Multifidus

Multifidus (MF) muscles are very short muscles running from the transverse processes (on the sides) of one vertebra up to the spinous process (the middle of the back) of the next vertebra upwards. Their main function is back stability. They do not produce a large range of movement, but work to produce small, "fine-tuning" postural movements, all day long.

Pelvic Floor & Diaphragm

Pelvic Floor

The TA and the MF work in conjunction with your pelvic floor and diaphragm to make a flexible but stable region around your lumbar spine. It is this ability to stabilise your lumbar spine in its many positions that enables you to overcome back problems and reduce your chances of a reoccurrence.

Core Muscles Treatment

  • Bed Rest
  • Early Injury Treatment
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Core Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • Core Stability FAQs

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • The Best Core Exercises
  • Chest Pain: Is it a Heart Attack or Your Spine?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Does an Exercise Ball Help Back Pain?
  • What are the Benefits of a Standing Desk?
  • What are the Common Adolescent Spinal Injuries?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What are the Healthiest Sleeping Postures?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What Causes Repeat Low Back Strains & Sprains?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Posture Standing?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What to do when you suffer back pain?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • What's Your Core Stability Score?
  • Which are the Deep Core Stability Muscles?
  • Why are Your Deep Core Muscles Important?
  • Why does Back Pain Recur?
  • Ultrasound Physiotherapy

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • The Best Core Exercises
  • How Successful is Ultrasound Physiotherapy?
  • Is Ultrasound Retraining the Whole Cure?
  • Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy Clinics
  • What is Helped by Ultrasound Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Latest Research on Ultrasound Retraining?
  • What's the Link Between Pilates and Core Stability?
  • What's Your Core Stability Score?
  • Which are the Deep Core Stability Muscles?
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    Last updated 23-Oct-2014 06:41 PM

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