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Sports Therapy – The Essence of Your Mobility Relies on Your Core

Sports Therapy is utilizing the years of sports medicine research for top performing athletes and using them to get you in the best version of you. An all too important factor in overall health mobility is the strength of your core muscles. The muscles located around your pelvis, lower back, abdomen and hips need to work in harmony and core exercises train your body to do that. The sports therapists at Burrard Physiotherapy can get your core performing at maximum so your injuries can remain at a minimum.

Back pain can come from a weak core

Even if you think you are exercising regularly and are fit, neglecting, intentionally or by accident, certain parts of your body can have disastrous consequences. Backpain is a far too common malady that affects Canadians. We all know of someone complaining of chronic back pain. Getting pills or surgery can be a short-term fix for a long-term problem.

A lot of back pain can come from postural and alignment issues. Catching it soon may allow you to fix it by strengthening with exercise. Consult with your Physiotherapist first is important to ensure stretching is appropriate to recovery and if so, often a simple exercises like lying on your back and pulling your knees to your chest may relieve pressure on the nerves in your spine. Getting your muscles active and giving your joints some freedom can greatly affect your comfort.

Almost all Physical activities can be easier with strong core muscles

Whether it’s bending over to tie your shoes or swinging a golf club, a strong and activated core will help make all range of motions easier. Poor posture, pain and injures are all prone with a weak core. Two things to think about when talking core is core strength and core stability. Core strength can give you abs that you can show off while core stability can keep you walking tall and upright. The deep internal muscles close to the spine can keep back healthy and functional if exercised properly.

The benefits of a strong core can be listed indefinitely. Your core in central in your body but most importantly, it is central to your mobility and health. From a strong and confident posture to protecting your central nervous system, your core muscles are asking to be kept in great shape.

As always, you can contact your sport therapists at Burrard Physiotherapy to treat injuries and strengthen your core.

Burrard Physiotherapy
1190 Hornby Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5

(Corner of Hornby and Davie
above the BG cafe)
Tel: 604.684.1640

7am - 6:15pm Mondays to Fridays
8:30am to 3:00pm Saturdays