Core Exercises are fundamental basics for most of our patients who have diagnosed spinal complaints. Targeted exercises can improve strength, stability and help prevent or decrease frequency of symptoms of certain types of spinal conditions.
Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities.
You can do core strength exercises on a carpeted floor or mat. Breathe freely and deeply during each core strength exercise. Focus on tightening your transversus abdominis, the deepest abdominal muscle and the one you feel contracting when you cough.
All exercises should be pain free. If you have undiagnosed back pain or are unsure if you're ready see one of our professionals. Our clinicians can determine functional weaknesses and design a program specific to your needs.