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Why Your Core Stability Is So Important

A strong core can lead to the improvement of everyday life, injury prevention, chronic back pain reduction, and enhanced sports performance.

Core control is fundamental in being able to develop functional strength as well as the ability to stretch more effectively and safely without reinforcing unhealthy stresses on the spine.


There are many myths and misconceptions about core stability, which has become a popular concept in both the rehabilitation and fitness industries in recent years.

Osteopaths are seeing an increasing number of people who have fallen victim to an often misguided approach and undertaken exercise regimes that have led to back pain and/or related hip and leg problems, which can be linked to improperly ‘training their core’.

Overworking the abdominal muscles can create too much tightness around the centre of the body, which can adversely affect important aspects of our body.

For example, altered spinal posture and difficulty effectively controlling movements of the trunk, can lead to:

• Increasing incidence of low back pain and allied disorders

• Unhelpful and unsupportive breathing patterns

• Neck and shoulder tension and pain

• Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction

• Hip pain

• Gluteal pain

• Chronic hamstring strains

• Pregnancy pain

• Post-partum pelvic and low back pain

• Lower abdominal bulging

• Sports injuries

• Lower limb injuries

If you are suffering from any upper and lower limb injury as well as pain in the spine, make an appointment to see your Osteopath for further advice and treatment.

You can find out more about our team of amazing Osteopath’s here or book an appointment online here.

Alternatively, you can call us at the clinic on 03 9908 2844.

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