Pilates to help reduce low back pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems reported around the world. It is estimated that 85% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Those most at risk of developing back pain are people who are overweight or inactive; who spend a lot of time sitting at work; or whose jobs require them to lift, twist and bend. Once you experience back pain once, you are likely to experience it again in your life. The most common cause is poor posture and body mechanics in the workplace.

People with low back pain tend to have weaker lower back stability muscles. The deep abdominal muscles are responsible for providing stability to the lower back and therefore preventing pain and injury. Retraining and strengthening this muscle has been proven to decrease pain and improve function. The Pilates method is based around developing awareness and activation of the deeper core muscles, therefore helping in reducing and preventing back pain. There is extensive research that supports the effectiveness of Pilates exercise for low-back pain.

Our Pilates classes at PhysioQinetics are small (max of 4 participants) and this will ensure you get the individual attention and feedback that is required in this form of exercise. Interested? Book your session with us now