Spinal Core Rehabilitation Programme

Core stability is the ability to control the position and movement of the trunk over the pelvis which allows optimal maintenance, transfer and control of the body in static and dynamic positions. This means that in an optimal body position, very little muscle forces are required to maintain a well balanced posture thereby reducing muscle fatigue. One of the main concerns with acute and chronic back pain is the inability of the body to maintain a well balanced posture due to poor core musculature either in the form of the abdominal muscles, paraspinal extensor muscles or anterior iliopsoas muscles.

Core muscle rehabilitation is best understood as the pre-programmed integration or single joint and multi joint muscles which provides stability and produces motion across the trunk and pelvis.This is a dynamic process which requires supervision to achieve pre set goals in line with muscle length, strength and endurance.

  • Discogenic pain
  • Spinal post-operative rehabilitation
  • Prenatal and postnatal rehabilitation
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal sports injuries

Core stability’ is defined as the ability to control the position and motion of the trunk over the pelvis to allow optimum production, transfer and control of force and motion to the terminal segment in integrated athletic activities. Core muscle activity is best understood as the pre-programmed integration of local, single-joint muscles and multi-joint muscles to provide stability and produce motion. This results in proximal stability for distal mobility, a proximal to distal patterning of generation of force, and the creation of interactive moments that move and protect distal joints.

Evaluation of the core should be dynamic, and include evaluation of the specific functions (trunk control over the planted leg) and directions of motions (three-planar activity). Rehabilitation should include the restoring of the core itself, but also include the core as the base for extremity function.

  • people with pre-existing medical condition such as heart diseases
  • people with existing musculoskeletal injuries

At London Back Pain Clinic, we work with sports therapists, physiotherapist and nutritionists who can optimise your Core Rehabilitation using research based standardised activities with pre-determined goals.

London Back Pain Clinic has treatment facilities located across London.