The Spire Wellesley Hospital Physiotherapy department has a team of specialist physiotherapists with skills in a variety of conditions, including those with a special interest in (back pain) and postural problems. Most people will adopt a poor posture at some time during the day, and often this occurs for long periods of time, especially for those with jobs that involve hours of sitting. Over a period of time the postural muscles become weaker through lack of use and require re-training to allow for painless function.
Core stability is a term often used to describe the ability of the postural muscles to hold the correct position of the body whilst you use the limbs for heavy or repetitive function. The 'core' actually consists of many different muscles that stabilise the spine and pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. These muscles stabilise the spine, pelvis and shoulder and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities. Core conditioning exercise programs need to target all these muscle groups to be effective. The muscles of the core make it possible to stand upright and move on two feet. These muscles also help control movements, transfer energy, shift body weight and move in any direction. A strong core distributes the stresses of weight-bearing and protects the back.
The Wellesley specialist physiotherapists will show you how to locate these muscles and the most effective way of strengthening the core.
To book an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists at the Spire Wellesley Hospital, please call us on 01702 447 904.
The Spire Wellesley Hospital also gives you easy access to expert consultants, X-Rays and ultrasound scans, and state-of-the-art MRI and CT scanning facilities.