Core Stabilization and how
Physical Therapy can help
By Dr. Melissa Flores PT, DPT
Core stabilization is defined as the ability to maintain control of the spine and pelvis during movement without compensations. There are several muscle groups involved in core stabilization including the abdominals, glutes, and back muscles. Several studies have shown that low back pain or back injuries can cause changes in the activation of the core musculature.
There are several benefits of learning core stabilization including:
In physical therapy the patient will be taught to properly activate these groups and instructed in how to use these groups together to stabilize the spine and pelvis during functional movements specific to their goals.
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