Lumbar stabilization: a review of core concepts and current literature, part 2

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Jan;86(1):72-80. doi: 10.1097/01.phm.0000250566.44629.a0.


Lumbar-stabilization exercise programs have become increasingly popular as a treatment for low-back pain. In this article, we outline an evidence-based medicine approach to evaluating patients for a lumbar-stabilization program. We also discuss typical clinical components of this type of program and the rationale for including these particular features based on the medical literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Exercise Tolerance / physiology
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Low Back Pain / rehabilitation*
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / physiopathology*
  • Lumbosacral Region / physiopathology*
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Musculoskeletal System / physiopathology*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Range of Motion, Articular