Written by Hamish Hall, Exercise Physiologist at Sylvania. Article from August 2017
What is the core?
Many patients that I deal with, go by the understanding that the ‘core’ is just your stomach muscles, however the core is a much more complex system. I like to use the term Core stability rather than core strength because strength is just one component of the dynamic stability required. Dynamic stabilization refers to the ability to utilize strength and endurance and motor control in a functional manner through all planes of motion and action despite changes in the centre of gravity.
Panjabi’s three system core model
Nearly 30 years ago, Panjabi created a model that still resonates with today’s understanding of the core.