Core Stability Deficiency


Core stability is vital to improve your sporting performance, and prevent and/or relieve your pain (especially back and hip).

Signs of Poor Core Stability

If you experience any of the following symptoms you may have 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 Core Instability

Core instability affecting your lower back can result in any of the following symptoms:

  • 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 clumsiness, falls or stumbles.
  • Incontinence (in severe cases).

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, sports performance and ability to lift.

At Assured Health Physiotherapy, we Assess the quality of your core muscle control , and provide you with an exercise program which show you exactly how to isolate the important core stability muscles.