Friday, November 19, 2010
WHY IS THE TRUNK LIFT ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?
The trunk lift assessment is important due to it's correlation with lower back health. The muscles that are used for the test (Hamstrings, Back extensors, and abdomen) all work together to maintain posture and low back health. One of the biggest complaints of adults is lower back pain. There are many things that can cause lower back pain, however, one of the most important reasons is a lack of core maintenance. Often, individuals fail to exercise their core muscles, or leave out some of the important core muscles. For example, doing abdominal exercises is a great core workout. But what about the lower back muscles? it is very important to perform exercises that will help maintain healthy core muscles throughout life. This test will help assess the strength and flexibility of the core, as well as give students an idea of how healthy they are, regarding core health.