Core Muscle Assessment and Re-education
There is so much buzz today about the core muscles and how to strengthen them. However, many of the “core” exercises prescribed by trainers target the outer abdominal muscles rather than the deep core muscles. The deep core includes the transversus abdominus, deep multifidus and pelvic floor. These muscles provide a girdle of support and often are not functioning optimally. When that happens, the superficial muscles take over and this adaptation can lead to back and pelvic problems. Assessment using Real-time Ultrasound Imaging can help you to see if your muscles are working correctly to support your trunk. Proper sequencing of these muscles is essential to prevent back and pelvic pain and injury. So before you train the big muscles, book an appointment with Lois to see if your stability system is functioning properly.