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How does core stability influence risk for other injuries? How does one determine if a patient has core instability?  Should we be looking more closely at the core in rehabilitation of our patients?  Get answers to these questions and more in this weeks article.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    I really liked this article. I also liked the tests that if gave to help determine if core instability is an issue for a patient. I do have a couple of thoughts regarding the prone extensor endurance test as I feel that one can be a bit more tricky to measure and requires a certain level of patient ability to perform. I also worry that if the tester does not have a keen eye, the patient may get away with several compensatory strategies that should nullify their results. I have found that people who are weak and unstable in the core are often extremely good at compensating and hiding the imbalance. I love this test because it can really highlight these imbalances, but think tester training is key to spot them.

  2. LisaG says:

    I liked the article as well. I really need to do a better job of quantifying core stability, this has given me some ideas and tools to do that. We all know that core stability is an issue in many of the cases we work on. I would love to hear thoughts on when everybody tests core stability. If the patient is hurting on the eval, are we passing on the core stability tests and hopefully hitting them up in a couple of visits when the patient can tolerate the exercise?

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