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JanetBrandt-SarifSpinalPain

SPINAL PAIN

Spinal pain is one of the most common causes of pain and disability and it is estimated that approximately 80% of the population will suffer an episode of spinal pain at some stage in their lives. The spine is the central point from which movement occurs. Spinal injury is both painful and debilitating and can […]

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JanetBrandt-SarifCoreStability

CORE STABILITY AND CORE STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT

Dynamic core stability is the ability of the body to use various muscles in complex ways to control movement around the pelvis, lower trunk and abdomen.  Core stability allows for optimum posture both when stationary and with activity and also helps to reduce the risk of injury. Poor core stability results in poor posture, inefficient […]

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THE CORE – PART 1

– WHAT IS IT REALLY?  – WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?  – HOW DO WE TRAIN IT TO TURN ON?   – HOW DO WE STRENGTHEN IT? WHAT IS THE “CORE”? Lots of people have the goal of having a strong stable core but what does that really mean?  On the infomercials on TV, there are hundreds of […]

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JanetBrandt-SarifTheCorePart2

THE CORE – PART 2

HOW DO WE TRAIN IT TO “TURN ON”? When we train our core, we re-educate the timing and activation of the muscles.  Timing and co-activation with other muscles within the core is called ‘core training’.  At Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy, we will teach you how to find these deep muscles on yourself and to correctly activate […]

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