Your core not only includes the abs, but also everything besides your arms and legs. Your core is involved in almost every movement you make. It acts as a stabilizer and force transfer center. Core stability is the ability to control the force we produce. It is what is needed to move, carry things and protect the spinal cords and nerve roots from injury. The mechanisms of core stability include 3 interdependent subsystems: active (e.g., muscles), passive (e.g., lumbar spine) and control (e.g., neurological systems).
Core stabilization is a series of exercises that focuses on strengthening the musculature around the spine/ trunk to provide a stable foundation for movement and function. We use a Pilates-based method of integrating a core stabilization program. Most patients with pain in the back and other regions will benefit from this program.