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Pilates for Back Pain

The correct Pilates program for posture type, muscular strength, and needs help to develop a strong and stable spine and musculoskeletal system. Pilates looks after back health in the here and now and develops a stable back for the future. In particular, learning awareness of the spine and mobilising in all directions helps to strengthen the deep postural muscles that support and align, a system that is vital to get back pain under control.

Can Pilates help Back Pain?


Yes it can! Conditions such as sciatica, disc bulge, slipped disc, prolapsed disc and spondylolisthesis will benefit hugely from practising regular safe Pilates sessions. In addition, postural asymmetries can be improved, thus decreasing wear and tear resulting from uneven stress placed on the intervertebral joints and discs. Clients who develop pain which is aggravated by excessive movement due to hypermobility and degeneration of intervertebral discs and joints are particularly likely to benefit from Pilates.

Pilates also considerably improves strength, flexibility, and quality of movement of the muscles of the hip and shoulder area and the musculoskeletal system in general. This is particularly relevant for hypermobile clients.

Pilates teaches awareness of our personal movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps to change these habits to those that preserve neutral alignment. Bringing awareness to any excessive tension in the body helps body efficiently and develop more of the mind body awareness to our sense of self.

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