Session 14 – The Unstable Concept of Core Stability with Ben Smith

Feb 08, 2015
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Session 14 – The Unstable Concept of Core Stability with Ben Smith

Session 14 features an interview with Ben Smith a University of Nottingham MSc graduate working as an MSK physio in Derby. Our far-from-wise spiritual leader Jack Chew and Ben discuss the recent update to the 2008 review regarding stabilisation exercises for low back pain. Published literature is of course only part of any evidence-based package of thinking, therefore the origin and development of the core stability concept is questioned and critiqued.
Podcast Timeline:
0:00 – 3:35   Introduction
-New podcast team member!
-The history of Ben Smith

3:35 – 6:29    Ben’s journey to update the core stability review

6:20 – 10:15  What are core stability exercises?
-Ideas and definitions
-In the context of the review

10:15 – 13:00 Where did core stability come come from?
-1996/1999
-“Normal” vs “Abnormal” movement

13:00 – 14:50 Core stability suited the times, the times have changed

14:50 – 17:20 Updating the 2008 review

17:20 – 19:50 If not core stability exercises then what?

19:50 – 22:35 Why are core stability exercises not what they claim to be?
– Does low back pain cause altered muscle timing?
– Do core stability exercises alter muscle timing?
– Are core stability exercises effective?

23:35 – 25:30 Response to the review

25:30 – 29:30 What now for core stability exercises?
– Fear avoidance
– Ben’s case study

29:30 – 35:30 What should Physiotherapy do with the core stability concept?
– Practitioners and students
– Pilates classes

35:30 – 38:40 Ben’s thanks and reflections

38:49 – 41:45 Outro

Twitter: @TPMPodcast @Chews_Health @benedsmith

Previous episodes:

Session 1 – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome with Dr Lee Herrington – Part 1

Session 2 – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome with Dr Lee Herrington – Part 2

Session 3 – The Rugby Shoulder with Dr Ian Horsley

Session 4 – Know Pain: Metaphoric Expression with Mike Stewart – Part 1

Session 5 – Know Pain: Metaphoric Expression with Mike Stewart – Part 2

Session 6 – Achilles Tendons with Seth O’Neill

Session 7 – Critical Thinking, Twitter & Manual Therapy Myths with Adam Meakins

Session 8 – Haemodynamics with Alan Taylor

Session 9 – Psychological Interventions in Physiotherapy with Dr Richard Bennett

Session 10 – Exercise Promotion with Ann Gates

Session 11 – Treating Tendons with Seth O’Neill

Session 12 – The big Kinesiology Tape Debate – ‘To KT, or not to KT’ with Paul Coker and Paul Westwood

Session 13 – A Year in Podcasts with The Physio Matters Podcast Team