Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pilates and your pain

Pilates is no longer the preserve of the rich and famous, it has become one of the most popular exercise regimes in the world with numerous benefits to its devotees.

Pilates can provide great relief to those suffering with various ailments; it can even be effective for those suffering with chronic back pain. Incorporating Pilates into your routine doesn’t need to be time consuming, just a few simple exercises can be effective, however, you should be sure to take instruction from a qualified professional and ensure it is appropriate for your condition.

Pilates can help to:

  • Teach good movement skills to our bodies
  • Create a balance between strength and flexibility 
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve posture
By improving the basics of posture and flexibility using Pilates and understanding why the movements are helping, patients can reep the benefits of reducing their pain and improve their fittness at the same time.

To find a qualified instructor go to and remember that you can incorporate a Pilates regime into ongoing care with a chiropractor or osteopath.

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