Today's module is full of exercises that are going to give you a strong core, easing some of that nagging back pain.
Now that we understand how to stabilize our core for exercises and movement, we need to discuss some basic core strengthening exercises. For some, patients will not experience back pain at rest.
Rather, their pain begins to develop as they move. These backpain sufferers often find relief with pressure on their back and will wear a brace to add support. When we are examining them in the office, they will feel relief when the practitioner applies pressure to their spine.
This indicates they suffer from dynamic instability in their spine. Meaning, the musculature supporting the spine (many of those core muscles) may be weak or under activated. In many cases the muscles don’t actually lack strength, the patient simply lacks motor control of the muscles.
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The Abdominal Curl-Up
Curl-ups as exercise is one of the most common exercises that target the abdominal muscles. Curl-ups focus on the strengthening and endurance of the abdominal muscles.
The Glute Bridge
Strengthen your glutes and back with this popular stretch.
Strengthen your abs and back without causing damage.
The Bird Dog
Restore core stability and rotation with this exercise.
The “Core 4” exercises are basic exercises designed to target specific muscles supporting the low back.
Although they are simple, they are the essential building blocks for developing a strong, healthy core.