F&F 7: The science of core training and injury prevention with Travis Pollen

In this episode, Nikki chats with personal trainer and PhD candidate in rehabilitation sciences Travis Pollen about what the research currently suggests about how core training and FMS screens relate to injury prevention.

They discuss:

  • Core training myths and why the belief that engaging your TVA can prevent back pain may be outdated
  • If FMS screenings can actually predict injury based on what the research says
  • Factors that might actually play a role in reducing pain and the risk of injury

About Travis Pollen

Travis Pollen is a personal trainer and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University. He holds a master’s degree in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware. His research interests focus on core stability, movement screening, and injury risk assessment in athletes. In addition to his scholarly activities, he maintains a blog at fitnesspollenator.com.