Have you been in search of core exercises for back pain or just exercises for strengthening the core?
Did you know your back pain could be from your pelvic floor?
Many are not aware that the bones of the pelvis move- notice the three joints in the diagram.
“…movement in the pelvis is connected with the movement of the legs and spine, which is why many pains in the lower back and malposition of the legs have an invisible origin in the pelvis,” Eric Franklin.
Franklin’s Pelvic Power book outlines many awareness and pelvis exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor.
For any exercise program to be successful and safe one must learn to use the pelvic floor in a way which encourages dynamic strength rather then tightness. Thus, simply doing a kegel addresses one muscle rather that the many muscles involved.
A pelvic floor that is either tensed or slack is deconditioned and will get big payoffs from exercises to help bring awareness to the area- an essential step in making any change.
Men and women attending my bi-weekly ‘core basics mat classes‘ and ‘introductory reformer classes‘ explore how the pelvic bones move and apply Eric Franklin’s fundamental concepts to Pilates and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles while allowing for dynamic movement of the pelvis. The Pelvic floor is considered an essential part of the “core” muscles, so any exercises for core strengthening must include dynamic movement of the pelvis and its muscle group.
For more information on eliminating your nagging back pain, Click Here to receive my 5 Simple Steps to Relieving Back Pain. To schedule a FREE phone consult or learn about Pilates and how it can change how your body moves and feels, capture my phone number in the QR code below or call direct 303-532-6152 — Betsy.