Category Archive for: ‘core strengthening’

Is Your Ab Workout Hurting Your Back?

June 17, 2009By GRETCHEN REYNOLDSNew York Times The genesis of much of the ab work we do these days probably lies in the work done in an Australian physiotherapy lab during the mid-1990s. Researchers there, hoping to elucidate the underlying cause of back pain, attached electrodes to people‚Äôs midsections and directed them to rapidly raise and lower their arms, like …

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Physical Therapy is Effective for Management of Low-Back Pain

A new review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons should help convince many patients with low back pain to consider physical therapy as a first line of treatment for their condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The review, published in February 2009, recommends that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative …

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