In part one of this post I very simple reviewed some of the ideas behind core stability and how I questioned their relevance to a patient’s pain presentation. In this follow up post I will briefly review how people with pain have different function than those without pain and give an opinion on how core ‘stability” exercises may help with patients in pain in a manner that has nothing to do with stabilizing the spine.
Purpose: To review some of the data on ground reaction forces during running, the significance of this physical loading and how loading can be modified.
WARNING: this post is massive. It is meant as a working and evolving repository of much of the research on this topic. It is a compilation that I would like to update as more work is added. I use a post like this as a living reference library so I don’t have to search through an entire article to get the gist of it. It is not meant to win a writing award. Skip to the bottom for a summary. (more…)
Audience: Therapists and Strength Coaches
Purpose: To justify the use of a variety of exercises (even general exercises) for training, rehabilitation and injury prevention and question the application of movement specificity principles.
The Gist of this Post: Specificity of training is an important component of rehabilitation and strength and conditioning but I think the application of specificity can be taken too far when we attempt to mold our posture. (more…)