The Physio Matters Podcast
Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones.
The Physio Matters Podcast is a feature of Chews Health’s third core value ‘We Educate’.
Episodes will feature expert, honest advice, delivered directly to listeners at no cost.
The Physio Matters Podcast content hopes to be clinical gold delivered direct.
Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine information for those working in physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, medicine and all divisions of the healthcare industry
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.
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?
-“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 OutroGo back
This is the first in our multi-part series all about ‘the Core’. A term that has been used across the health and fitness world to loosely describe the muscles
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