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.