Core Stability Training Programme

Core trainingStrengthening the back extensor muscles is a useful preventive approach for low-back pain. However, the current vogue in physiotherapy and fitness training is to focus on what is known as 'core stability' training, which specifically targets the smaller and deeper lumbar spine and trunk muscles. The aim of core stability training is to effectively recruit the trunk musculature and then learn to control the position of the lumbar spine during dynamic movements.

This download will review the theory and research that underlies core stability training and suggest a simple exercise programme to enhance this function.