What is our core ?
We often hear the term 'core' and how important it is. Here is a brief explanation of what our core is.
The core muscle group includes all of the muscles that are located in your torso that keep the body stable and balanced. It takes many different muscles working together to keep your body well-aligned during different daily activities.
Your core muscles can be split into two types of muscles: stabilisers and movers.
- The stabiliser muscles attach directly to the spine and support its movement.
- The movers are the muscles that support the stabiliser muscles and work with them to move your body.
The pelvic floor muscles work as part of the ‘core' to regulate the internal pressure in the abdominal cylinder, along with the abdominal, back and breathing muscles.
In the ideal situation the muscles of the core work together in a co-ordinated way: as load is placed on the spine, the pelvic floor muscles lift, the abdominal and back muscles draw in to support the spine.