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Great Post! The Family Feud: TA Isolation vs Bracing

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Julie Wiebe, a women's health and sports med PT wrote a great post about the TA vs bracing. She makes some very good points, especially when it comes to instructing drawing the abdominals in on a weak pelvic floor. I question the need for stabilizing all patients, just because the literature supports either method. I only use stabilization when manual therapy, MDT, and postural correction don't do the trick.

I have found light abdominal bracing to work on some, and TA contractions to work on others. Sometimes dramatically. Often I find that some patients couldn't get either to contract if their life depended on it. If clinicians can get MDT and OMPT to work together, certainly it's just a matter of the right treatment at the right time, like any other. 

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