Core Values - What IS the Core?

“Tell me about your Core Stabilization exercises. What exercises do you do that help to strengthen your core and stabilize your spine?” Many patients are surprised to learn that most exercises that they’ve just listed are not for core stabilization. But it begs the question: What IS the Core? Anatomy In the book “Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stabilization” by Richardson, Hodges and Hides, the core is defined as the collection of the following muscles: the transversus abdominis, diaphragm, pelvic floor collection of muscles, lumbar multifidus, and the medial fibers of the psoas and quadratus lumborum. The inferior fibers (south of the navel) of the internal obliques also contribute to

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