Core Stability Deficiency

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Article by John Miller

Poor Core Stability?

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Core Stability

If you're not sure what this means, you should read on!

Core stability is vital to:

  • improve your sporting performance
  • prevent and cure pain (esp back and hip)

Signs of Poor Core Stability

Reduced Sports Performance:

  • weak stomach muscles
  • poor balance
  • "collapsing" technique eg running or landing
  • slower times
  • less power
  • increased injuries, aches and pains 

Back Pain Specific:

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  • Sudden jolts of back pain for no particular reason.
  • Sudden severe back pain with a giving way feeling of your leg.
  • Difficulty standing back up to vertical after bending forwards.
  • Push or walk up the front of your thighs to stand upright.
  • Sudden catch of pain when almost returned to vertical from bent over.
  • Impaired single leg balance.
  • Higher incidence of clumbsiness, falls or stumbles.
  • Incontinence (in severe cases).


Which are your Core Stability Muscles?

Core Stability Muscles 

Did You Know That Your Core Stability Muscles…

  • Are your deep abdominal (stomach) muscles, which support your spine like a protective corset.
  • Are linked to your deep back muscles and pelvic floor
  • Automatically turn off when you experience back pain.
  • Relieve back pain when working properly.
  • Increase your power output .
  • Reduces fatigue of limb muscles.

Retraining your Core Stability Muscles will…

  • Prevent repeat back pain bouts.
  • Reduce excessive joint movement, which could injure them.
  • Maintain good posture.
  • Improve your arm & leg power, sport performance and ability to lift.

At PhysioWorks, we can help to

  • Assess the quality of your core muscle control
  • Show you exactly how to isolate the important core stability muscles.
  • Devise you an individualised core stability exercise program.


Core Stability Treatment Options

  • 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
  • FAQs about Core Stability

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • The Best Core Exercises
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Do You Improve Your Balance?
  • How Do You Prevent Back Pain?
  • Ultrasound Retraining... What to expect?
  • What Causes Repeat Low Back Strains & Sprains?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Posture Standing?
  • What is your Scapulohumeral Rhythm?
  • 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?
  • Helpful Products for Core Stability

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    Last updated 24-Jan-2017 04:50 PM

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