In the past decade there has been a focus on isolated transversus abdominis activation and how it contributes to lumbo-pelvic stability. This rationale has not only influenced the management of chronic low back pain (LBP); it has also been included in exercises for many other pathologies of the lower and upper limb and also for prophylaxis in pain-free subjects.
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Funding: SLM received support during her doctoral studies from the NHMRC Dora Lush Biomedical Science Scholarship.
Competing interests: None.