The lumbar (lower back), pelvis and hip areas are considered to be the core of the body and are collectively called the lumbopelvic-hip complex (LPHC). Core muscles work together for maximum stability in the abdominal and lumbar (lower) back region, and coordinate the movement of the arms, legs and spine. It is important to learn how to effectively use these muscles while performing rehabilitation exercises.
DOC physical therapists incorporate core stability training for rehabilitation to strengthen the core to improve lower extremity mechanics and performance. When the core is functioning efficiently, the guest experiences better stability, fewer injuries, stronger arm and leg extremities, less back and neck pain, and fewer injuries.