Core stability and lower extremity injury risk in athletes

Does core stability play a role in lower extremity injury risk in athletic populations?

This systematic review found evidence of an association between impaired core stability measures and increased risk of lower extremity injuries in athletes.

Decreased core strength, endurance, and neuromuscular control were identified as risk factors for these injuries, although the evidence regarding core endurance is still conflicting.

While the authors note that results recommend including core evaluation in lower extremity screening in athletes, they warn that further high-quality research is still needed.


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