The muscles that extend from your shoulders down to your hips is collectively known as your core. By and large, it functions as a stabilizer and a force transfer center. Here at our New York sports medicine practice, performing core-strengthening exercises is an essential part to the prevention of sports-related injuries as well as recovery.
Apart from preventing injuries, the following reasons should motivate you to start incorporating core-strengthening exercises to your daily exercise routine:
1. It improves performance.
Whether you’re a professional athlete or a seasoned sports enthusiast, a strong core means enhanced fine motor skills which could result to improved performance.
2. It promotes a healthy back.
Low back pain is one of the most common types of body pain, often attributed to prolonged sitting and standing. In combination with medications and therapy, it has been shown that a strong core could help promote a healthy back and significantly reduce back pain.
3. It improves posture.
Slouching is attributed to weak core muscles. The more you strengthen your core, the greater your chances of developing excellent posture. Apart from increasing confidence, good posture also reduces the wear and tear in your spine.
4. It promotes balance and stability.
A good sense of balance and stability are essential to preventing injuries. A strong core makes you feel more in control despite bumpy terrains, allowing your body to efficiently move in any direction.
Let us help you incorporate core strengthening exercises that are appropriate for your level of fitness and physical activity requirements. Our group of fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedics are specialists and draw upon their training at world-renowned medical centers. Moreover, we offer on-site certified occupational hand therapy, registered physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers, all eager to design individual rehabilitative treatment regimes to optimize functional return and get you back in the game. Contact us now by filling out this contact form or by calling 212-876-5200.