Physical therapy can address strengthening the core muscles which are in the center of your body, including abdominal muscles, back muscles, and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities and provide the stability the body needs to move properly and decrease pain. Working on your core can improve your balance and posture as well. These muscles are often underworked and are common contributors to conditions like back and hip pain.
Whether you’re pushing a grocery cart, putting on your shoes, or playing sports like golf, your body uses your core muscles to give you the stability and balance that is needed to complete everyday activities. Keeping these muscles strong helps stabilize your body, support your spine, and enhance your overall fitness. Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program which can be provided by a Physical Therapist.