This picture shows some of the core muscles. These muscles are layered
over the deeper muscles of the inner core. There are also core muscle groups in
the front and back of your body, including your trunk and buttocks.
The core muscles work together. When they contract at the same time,
they help stabilize your spine and hips to create a strong foundation for
movement of your body and to protect you from injury.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy