Core Stability Training
Unfortunately, for most of us, modern life has meant a reduction in physical activity and an increasing sedentary lifestyle spent seated at work in front of a computer or in front of the television. As a result, the muscles that help us to maintain a good posture and movement have weakened due to de-conditioning leading to the most common symptom: back pain. Core stability training when performed properly, trains the trunk musculature to control the position of your spine during movements and at rest by acting in a coordinated manner. Core stability targets the muscles that connect the spine, pelvis and shoulders, that lie deep within the torso and that assist in the maintenance of proper posture and provides the foundation for all arm and leg movements. By maintaining good posture, you are able to protect your spine, especially your lower back, from the forces acting on it during sitting, standing or other more demanding activities. Core stability training will help address any symptoms you may be experiencing in the lower back and assist in the prevention of new symptoms or re-aggravations resulting from bad posture. In addition, core stability is essential in sports performance and other more demanding physical activities that require movement of any sort, such as running, swimming, manual labour and lugging those heavy shopping bags.