Your core or ‘inner core’ muscles are the main support for your spine and are important in the body’s ability to stabilize, control and move the spine and trunk. The proper strength and function of these muscles provide the support necessary to reduce adverse stress on the spine and pelvis in daily activities and sports.

A deficiency in these deep muscles can lead to abnormal movement patterns and loading of the spine and pelvis, and therefore pain. A trained physiotherapist can expertly assess these deep core muscles and provide you with specific exercises and education to ensure adequate strength and function and eliminate lower back, pelvic and any associated pain.