Core Stabilization – Chiropractic Services
The importance of the body's core has come into the mainstream spotlight in the past years as people have realized that a strong, stable core can give you a solid base that prevents injuries and improves athletic performance. To fully strengthen your core, you have to focus on more than your abdominal muscles. While one of the main muscle that form the core, the abs are just one of four muscle groups that you need to strengthen for your best results. The transversus abdominis muscles include the rectus abdominus (the center "6-pack") and the oblique abdominals (the supportive side muscles), which work together with the pelvic floor, diaphragm, and multifidis (deep back muscles) to form the core. At Global Chiropractic in Allen and Plano, TX, Dr. Michael Wojnicki & Dr. Melissa Shelton can assess the strength of your core and create an exercise plan to improve your core stabilization. By increasing your core stability you will speed your recovery after an injury, decrease your risk of future injuries, and improve your athletic performance in all of the activities you enjoy.
ABOUT THE TREATMENTS
Core stabilization consists of various manual techniques performed by the chiropractor and low-impact exercises that strengthen the core. Since core muscles support the spine, lumbar exercises and programs are commonly used to reinforce the core. Our staff can discuss core stabilization programs that we offer for our patients. We may also prescribe some physical activity that can be performed at home. Understanding how to perform lumbar exercises is essential in optimizing their benefits for your body. Our facility prides itself in instructing patients and guiding them through exercises that strengthen their health.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect to have a face-to-face consultation before you receive treatment. Chiropractic care for the core will often include adjustments to the spine. These adjustments are a combination of manual and instrument assisted maneuvers. Core stabilization programs may include exercise ball therapy and yoga. These kinds of exercises make the core stronger and reinforce the spine. When these moves are performed on a weekly basis, you can expect to have better posture, less pain in your lower back and more flexibility.
Common exercises for core stabilization:
- Quadriceps stretch
- Supine spinal twist
- Hip flexor stretch
- Side bridge
- Hamstring stretch
- Bird dog exercise
- Glute stretch
KEEP YOUR CORE STRONG
If you are experiencing back pain or want to work out your core to better strengthen your spine, call our office, and we’d love to set up a consultation for you.