Getting to the ‘Core’ of the problem
Having a strong core is very important in both prevention and rehabilitation of back pain, hip pain and knee pain.
What are your core muscles?
Deep stabilising muscles that support your spine. These include:
- Pelvic Floor
- Transverse Abdominus
The most common muscle that people refer to when talking about the core is the Transverse Abdominus. This is the deepest layer of the abdominal muscle wall and are hidden under the six-pack muscles called the Rectus Abdominus and Internal and External obliques.
The Transverse abdominus attaches to the thoracolumbar fascia and lower 6 ribs, so when tensioned, creates a support for your back, similar to a corset tied tight and gives you the shapely waist most desire.
Pilates is arguably the best way to learn to engage your core.