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What is the Core?

Publish Date
March 14, 2022

What Makes up the Core?

                    Transversus Abdominus: The deepest abdominal muscle that produces no MAJOR observable motion but functions as an internal corset.  

                    Rectus Abdominus: Produces spinal flexion (think of crunches or sit-ups).  

                    External Obliques (EO): Produces rotation to the opposite side (right EO causes the rotation to the left).

                    Internal Obliques (IO): Produces rotation to the same side (right IO produces the rotation to the right).

                    When functioning on both sides simultaneously, they produce spinal extensions like the erector spinae.      

                    Working one side at a time produces the same side lateral flexion and opposite side rotation (right side activates and produces side bending toward the right and rotation toward the left).

 

What is the Core’s Role?

 

Why Physical Therapy?

Our licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy can prescribe a treatment plan to address your specific injury. If the condition proves to require further medical testing, the evaluating therapist will determine that and direct you accordingly.

By Dr. Billy Beaudreau, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

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