Core strength is important for balance and stability and to reduce strains and pains. Core muscles give support in basic daily activities as well as for work and sport.
Core exercises train the muscles of your pelvis, back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This in turn will improve posture and reduce back pain.Core muscles give support in basic daily activities as well as for work and sport.
Core strength is an important foundation after injury for pain free return to daily activities, work and sport.
This strength is important at all stages of life, especially when it is challenged in pregnancy and post-natally, when Diastasis Recti is a common problem. Physiotherapists can assess, advise and educate to minimise the occurrence of diastasis during pregnancy, and to ensure the best recovery post-natally. An Abdominal binder may or may not be advised for a short period if the diastasis is sufficiently large or the core muscles are excessively weak. Appropriate exercise and progression is taught to regain strength and stability.
Physiotherapists can educate patients to develop their core strength to recover from and prevent injury.
Yvonne Fowler Physiotherapy
4/40-42 Montgomery Street