Dr. Eyal Lederman completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King’s College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual. J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jan;14(1) doi: / The myth of core stability. Lederman E(1). Author information: (1)CPDO Ltd., London, . The myth of core stability. Eyal Lederman The principle of core stability has gained wide acceptance in training for the prevention of injury and as a treatment .

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Why don’t we instinctively do this as children? In those with stabiltiy pain, no such engagement took place, leaving the spine less supported. When I got up ledermzn next morning I could not even sit up in bed to drink a cup of tea!. Lederman has just done an interview that’s really worth checking out, it makes his academic paper more accessible: Chronic and recurrent back pain has been shown to be associated more with psychological and psychosocial factors.

Email required Address never made public. Claudia Sunday, 30 April Picture the scene there was one physio, me, someone who needed a translator and another who had narcolepsy and kept falling a sleep l kid you not So essentially the physio was only effectively communicating with one of us – me. Some people have this quite naturally in spadessome people need the help of another to acquire it.

I would love to point you out in the direction of modern Pilates bio-mechanical research, should you be interested The following HTML tags are permitted in comments:. There was no correlation between sit-up performance and back-ache — the strength of the abdominal muscle was not related to backache Fast et al, A permanently cinched-in abdomen reduces breathing efficiency of the diaphragm 5.

That’s where pilates has gone a bit wrong. I decided not to do the core stability exercises instead of being put on medication: Maybe a collaboration is in order.


Ever see indigenous communities do this? By continuing to use the site, you agree to our cookie policy: We need to think far more carefully about the language we use and the rationale behind the approaches we choose.

The breath is key as well as in dance. The question to pose is, I think, how one overly simplistic approach to back pain can take hold and grow to the extent the core stability industry has grown. Keith Silvester Saturday, 05 December Write a comment Comments: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The Myth of Core Stability: Part 1

He performed experiments by attaching electrodes to two groups of people, one with healthy backs and another with chronic back pain. This site uses cookies. Please get in touch with us via email at reception the-SOP. Both do equally well.

The Core Stability Myth

Causes ballooning and weakening of the pelvic floor 4. It is interesting to read that there is no significant difference between a general exercise programme and a specific core stability programme in its outcomes.

The practice offers a eyl of healthcare options for patients seeking an alternative or complementary therapy to conventional methods. Lucy Saturday, 05 December I read your blog on the core stability myth and it has made me laugh in fairness not much to laugh about as I am still very unwell But your post takes me back to four years ago when I was sent to a core stability physio class. You will receive an email from us shortly.

I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this short article together. Subscribe to leferman mailing list Don’t forget to visit our blogs page to read up on the latest news today! When the body is seen as mythh whole, why would a specific group of muscles be more important than another in protecting against back pain?

My experience of pilates classes was that you engage the pelvic floor muscles and lightly zip up but no pulling in, contracting or tightening going on.


As I encourage you to transition away from the reductionist core stability model to a more global view of the body, I will discuss what my approach to treatment and exercise looks like in Part 2 next month. Home The Myth of Core Stability: Notify me of new posts via email. Lederman looks at strength, coordination, motor learning, and the process of acquiring movement patterns that are specific to the movements needed.

Focusing on tasks external to the body is more conducive to performance improvement. Having read this I thought mytn was extremely informative.

The myth of core stability.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: However, these findings, combined with the general belief that you need ledermsn abdominals to have a strong back have led to assumptions prevalent in core stability training:. It is etal to rehab a patient using the model of core stability, conversely we could have a patient doing a range of total body exercise and they will also show improvement. Perhaps even solve the headache, as well as the back pain. Shifting away from the stability myth frees us up to consider completely different treatment and exercise approaches.

Pilates should stretch the muscles that need it and strengthen the ones that are underused. He states quite clearly that what is required is ” the simultaneous drawing in of the stomach and throwing out of the chest “. Extra folks need to read this and perceive this facet of the story. Learn how your comment data is processed. That would be daft imo.