The core is made up of over 30 muscles and supports the center of our body, which stabilizes our movements. The core specifically makes up the muscles around the belly, and the mid and lower back. Core stabilization is the official term given in strengthening the core muscles. Many people fixate their core workouts solely on their abs because they believe the abs are the most important part of the core. However, this is a misconception. Overworking the abs by doing endless crunches can jeopardize the health of the spine. The core muscles support the spine and should not be over-exercised. Strengthening the core through various low-impact exercises upholds the integrity of the spine. At Round Rock Health and Wellness, we have trained Chiropractors, who can assist you and teach and show you how to keep your core strong.
About the Treatments
Core stabilization consists of various manual techniques performed by the chiropractor and low-impact exercises that strengthen the core. Since core muscles support the spine, lumbar exercises and programs are commonly used to reinforce the core. Dr. Blair can discuss core stabilization programs that Round Rock Health and Wellness offers for its patients. He may also prescribe some physical activity that can be performed at home. Understanding how to perform lumbar exercises is essential in optimizing their benefits for your body. Our facility prides itself in instructing patients and guiding them through exercises that strengthen their health.
"Every Massage therapist and office staff member I have interacted with over the past 10 years have all been fabulous. I definitely recommend to everyone for both massage and chiropractic services! I have been a member for over 10 years and extremely happy with Round Rock Health & Wellness!"- C.P. / Google / Jun 12, 2017
"My son was born at the end of April and was struggling with colic, acid reflex and no sleep. I was struggling with postpartum, exhausted and just learning how to survive with 2 under 2. I was in the trenches for sure. Dr. Blair adjusted me while I was pregnant and I believe that she was the reason I had a such an easy labor. So I decided to call her to schedule an appointment for my son. The fist appointment she explained to me everything she did and really helped me understand why chiropractic could help. After the first couple of adjustments my son slept through the night (where before we were sleeping maybe 2 hours) his body was more relaxed and passing gas like he should. We now have been going for several months now and the adjustments + essential oils+ Dr. Blairs awesome guidance is helped in more ways I can count. I would highly recommend her and her staff for all your chiropractic needs and advice."- A.W. / Google / Sep 18, 2018
"We absolutely love Dr. Blair! She saw me for my pregnancy once a week and then twice a week for the last month. I had very minimal pain and easily gave birth to an almost 9 pound baby! My daughter had her first adjustment today at 2 weeks old and she loved it! I’ve never seen her so calm. Dr. Blair goes above and beyond for her clients, couldn’t ask for a better or more knowledgeable chiropractor!"- M.F. / Facebook / Sep 07, 2018
"Friendly and helpful staff. Doctor Blair is always eager to help and answer any questions. Very knowledgeable and helpful for any kind of issue."- M.J. / Google / Jun 12, 2018
"My son sees Dr. Blair to help with his sleep and hyper activity. In the past 3 months we have seen increased sleep, going from waking at 4:30am to sleeping till a normal hour. Dr. Blair and her staff are friendly and flexible. My son looks forward to going to see them, they are very kid friendly. Dr. Blair is very knowledgeable, patient and does an amazing job adjusting an active 3 year old."- C.H. / Google / May 15, 2018
What to Expect
You can expect to have a face-to-face consultation before you receive treatment. Chiropractic care for the core will often include adjustments to the spine. These adjustments are a combination of manual and instrument assisted maneuvers. Core stabilization programs may include exercise ball therapy and yoga. These kinds of exercises make the core stronger and reinforce the spine. When these moves are performed on a weekly basis, you can expect to have better posture, less pain in your lower back and more flexibility.
Common exercises for core stabilization:
- Quadriceps stretch
- Supine spinal twist
- Hip flexor stretch
- Side bridge
- Hamstring stretch
- Bird dog exercise
- Glute stretch
Plan Your Procedure
Keep Your Core Strong
If you are experiencing back pain or want to work out your core to better strengthen your spine, call our office, and we’d love to set up a consultation for you.