As San Diego’s Wellness Specialist, I am here to discuss the muscles that make up “The Core.” Most people think that the core consists of the abdominals and lower back muscles. They are partially correct (about a third).
We see dysfunction in the timing and activation of the Core musculature and extremities in neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Strokes, and Traumatic Brain Injury. However, most of us display a broad spectrum of dysfunctional movement patterns due to pain, injury, overuse, or compensation (I will discuss this more in detail at another time).
Generally speaking, the Core muscles include the following:
1.The Hip Muscles (Gluteal muscles, Internal & External Rotators, Piriformis )
2. The Spinal Muscles (Paraspinals that run from the neck to the hips, Lower Trapezius)
3. The Abdominal Muscles (Internal & External Obliques, Rectus and Transverse Abdominis)
Stay tuned for my next blog which will list my top 5 movement patterns/exercises that strengthen the Core. For more information and your free 20-minute phone assessment ($75.00 Value- Expires 9/7/18);
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