Functional Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain with Core Stabilization Exercises: Suggestions for Exercises and Progressions in Athetes

Joshua Johnson, Utah State University

This work made publicly available electronically on May 31, 2012.


Low back pain is very common in the adult population and accounts for more time lost from work than other diagnoses. It also affects athlete 's at all different levels of competition and results in missed practice and game time. Diagnosing and treating a specific pathology is often difficult because clinical evaluation and radiologic studies are often unable to find a root cause. A popular treatment approach with a high volume of anecdotal evidence is the use of core stabilization exercise in the treatment of low back pain.