Retraining the core

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Training the core – what is it and what isn’t it? The modern concept of core retraining emerged following Hodges research which showed delayed activity of the deep ‘core muscles’ in people with back pain. With this came the boom of the … Read More

‘Butt clenching’ and ‘tail tucking’ and its link to back pain

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‘Butt clenching’ and ‘tail tucking’ are generally habitual motor responses resulting from an instruction to tighten the gluts or squeeze the butt as part of an exercise programme. Or, for others it’s simply an adaptive posture. The problem is that … Read More

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