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Does increasing core strength improve balance

The connection between the body’s balance and the core strength has been keenly observed in the field of physiotherapy for many years. The core or the trunk part of the body contains several important muscles that work together in preventing severe physical injuries such as lower back pain, balance, or walking disorders. If the core is strong, it helps keep you upright and straight, thereby limiting and reducing the risk of falling. 

The core muscles

The core is considered as the foundation of the body, made up of several muscles; the rectus abdominis at the front of the abdomen, the obliques in the sides of the abdomen, muscles that run across your lower abdomen, the spine, etc. All these muscles combined provide stability to the trunk region of the body. They connect your upper body with the lower body and help you to move in any direction or stand for prolonged periods without losing your balance. If your core isn’t strong or stable, it will be impossible for the arms and the legs to move well. A weak core can undermine the motions that are part of your everyday life, such as walking, bending, turning, dressing, and bathing, let alone the larger movements of sports activities.

Strengthening the core

It is a very popular exercise across gyms and health clubs the world over to strengthen your core because of the many benefits it offers. Apart from keeping your balance stable, a strong core helps improve the posture, reduces stress in the lower pain resulting in reduced pain, and improves athletic performance. Core strengthening generally involves strenuous exercises such as planks, sit-ups, push-ups, and crunches. 

For elderly people, such activities can be dangerous, especially if their balance is unstable. However, other light exercises can be done like small, repetitive movements, front and side standing leg lifts for abs strengthening, shoulder blade squeezes, etc. In that exercise, you lie on the floor with your knees bent and then gently roll your pelvis into the air. 

How we can help

Physiotherapists at Care2Cure physiotherapy center are trained to help you in exercises that would strengthen the core and help you achieve balance in the body and will ensure the complete overall well-being of the patient. We can help restore the normal movement of the body at the same time ensuring that there is no recurrence of sprains, cramps, or musculoskeletal problems. Care2Cure Rehab Centre is one of the best providers of physiotherapy services, massage therapy, acupuncture services, taping, strapping, vestibular rehabilitation, etc. We are the best physiotherapy center Ottawa has seen in some time. We have been in the business for over 3 years and have hundreds of satisfied customers. We use state-of-the-art equipment and imaging machines with the most advanced therapeutic methods. Our highly trained staff will assess your condition and help you by providing the course of treatment that’s right for you.

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