Can Pilates help with backache?

Filed under: Pilates Info — Wayne on April 29, 2010

If you suffer with a bad back – maybe you have a pinched nerve or muscular pain caused by bad posture – you may have problems keeping fit. If you’re in pain, the last thing you think of is to embark on a vigorous exercise regime.

If this is the case, it’s worth considering Pilates. Focussing on the core postural muscles, it aims to get your body in balance, which will provide support to your spine.

A good Pilates tutor understands the importance of preventing injury, and will help you achieve the optimal alignment of your neck, shoulder and pelvis with a range of exercises. A key principle of Pilates is to limit the range of motion, so your ligaments and joints are not strained. In addition to helping with back problems, it can prevent further injury as it strengthens all of your stabilisation muscles.

There are many celebrities who can attest to this aspect of Pilates. ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston said:

“It’s great. I had a hip problem. I had a chronic back and a pinched nerve, and it’s completely solved all of it. I love it.”

Writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, 70, when asked what her secret to her health and agility was put it down to Pilates. She said:

“It is wonderful for my injuries. My damaged shoulder was taken in hand, special exercises were prescribed and attentive care was always available.”

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