The truth about core stability

“Core stability” is a buzzword regularly used by doctors and therapists. But do you actually know what it means and how to get your core working effectively?

Many people complain of back pain or hip pain when in actual fact the pain stems from a lack of true deep core muscles. These deep muscles lie in your abdomen, pelvis, and lower back, and support your spine as well as the rest of your body when moving. Imagine you are shooting a canon from a canoe; your canon ball will not get very far on a wobbly surface. Your body acts the same way, if your core is not stable, you will have less force and strength in the rest of your body. Your spine will also be left unsupported and vulnerable.


A strong core however acts as a corset to support your lower spine. These muscles help create good postural alignment, they control the movement of your spine, and they provide a base for the movements of your arms and legs. Having a strong core is important for carrying out all day to day activities, from walking, lifting, carrying, gardening and so on.

Let’s engage our core! A high level exercise for abdominal strengthening.

*Not suitable for everyone* – ask your physio to adapt your exercise if it’s too advanced.  

Pilates is another form of exercise to help strengthen your core muscles, and it is safe and effective. 

For information on how we can help you please contact our team on 0330 335 1016 for further information or simply fill out the contact sheet and we will get in touch with you.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you