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2020 Nov 20

J Sport Rehabil

Contributions of Muscle Elasticity and Lateral Slide of the Transversus Abdominis to Lumbar Stability.


Shimizu I, Miaki H, Mizuno K, Azuma N, Nakagawa T, Yamazaki T
J Sport Rehabil. 2020 Nov 20:1-5.
PMID: 33217731.


Lumbar instability can cause lumbar spondylolisthesis and chronic low-back pain in sports situation. Abdominal hollowing is commonly used in clinical practice to preferentially target the transversus abdominis (TrA) to stabilize the lumbar vertebrae; however, the contribution of muscle elasticity and lateral slide of the TrA to lumbar stability has not yet been clarified.