Core Stability – Myths and Misconceptions
Core stability is a term that I believe is often misused to some degree. I also believe it has gained a little too much attention in recent years.
If we were swinging from trees or resting on the ground in a deep squat position, as do people in some cultures, then I would be seeing less patients with weak lumbo-pelvic muscles.
I would also be seeing less people with weak upper back and shoulder muscles!
As neither of those activities is likely to be a part of your day, improving your understanding of core strength is important.
The core muscles are necessary to keep us upright, and standing on two legs. The more time we spend off our feet and sitting, the weaker we become. This is particularly relevant to todays lifestyle given the massive increase in our use of technology.
In order to get appropriate advice that is specific to you and your situation, consult with a clinician.
Learn correct techniques to avoid injury. Improve control of your core muscles to better support posture and movements of the entire spine.
Physiotherapists are highly trained as both clinicians and rehabilitation professionals.