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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 2172-5063Print version ISSN 1888-7546


VERA-GARCIA, F.J. et al. Core stability: concept and contributions to training and injury prevention. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.2, pp.79-85. ISSN 2172-5063.

In this work we present a scientific literature review on core stability with the aim of clarifying the meaning of this concept and its relation with sport performance and injury. The results of this review show that the use of the term core stability is ambiguous, as there is a great terminological confusion in both scientific literature and professional fields. Several biomechanical and epidemiological studies suggest that the neuromuscular control deficit of core stability is related to low back pain and lower limb injuries. Nevertheless, despite the fact that core stability exercises are key elements in sport training programs, there is not enough evidence to establish a clear relation between the practice of these exercises and the improvement in sport performance.

Keywords : Trunk; Joint stability; Sport performance; Low back pain.

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