One quick tip for improving our posture as clinicians in our practice. This simple tool will reduce muscle tension and workload by positioning our pelvis and creating a neutral back position or resting lumbar lordosis.
Have you ever felt this way? Do you exercise your core only to have increased back tension and even pain? If you want to know why, read more...
The problem with core exercise programs is that they typically do not work. Assessing your core and related issues that can affect your core function is the first step. Second, effective training that is unique to each person is important.
This post answers the questions that you have about dry needling. Answering questions about safety, what conditions dry needling helps and how dry needling works.
Dry needling is a very effective way to treat knots in muscles and relieve muscle pain and improve strength. This is what to expect during treatment and what aftercare is needed.
Core training and exercises are commonly used to treat a weak core. But why is your core weak to begin with? If you have chronic back tension, are pregnant or have just had your baby, or just want to improve your core the COR Strength Project is for you.
This is Part 3 of our COR Strength Screen. Using diagnostic ultrasound we test different activities that should engage your core normally. We are looking for involuntary activation of your core. We will also look at voluntary core activation or tightening your core on demand.
Abdominal bracing for core activation is the foundation for all our future exercises. While it is not the only activity we will be using to get your core to engage it is a good place to start. To determine its effectiveness we use diagnostic ultrasound for Targeted Core Training.
This is part 1 of our screening process for core strength and function. Posture, breathing, and back and pelvic issues are what we look for as part of our screen. Determining a cause for a weak core is an important part of the process.
Part 2 of our core screening process is about how we use diagnostic ultrasound to assess core function. When the core muscles thicken they are contracting. Through different actions we test to see if the core is activating.
Following a ruptured appendix, abdominal surgery and an infection my core was not working. This limited my ability to hike and run with tension and pain to my trunk. Targeted Core Training has improved my core and my ability to live my life again. Seeing my core function in real time allowed me to start engaging my core, reducing my pain and tension, and push beyond my limits. This is my COR Strength Story. SEE IT, TRAIN IT, LIVE IT!
Targeted Core Training is using diagnostic ultrasound to see core function. When strengthening your core muscles or abdomen seeing how your muscles engage in real time enhances any program and speeds up core activation, strengthening and recovery.
Have you ever wondered if your core was strong? Or how to train your core? If you have had back or pelvic/hip pain during or following exercise then the COR Strength Project is for you.