The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes backcare and back pain treatment. In particular, learning awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural muscles that support this alignment are important skills for lower back pain relief patients.
Patients with lower back pain stemming from excessive movement and degeneration of the intervertebral discs and joints are particularly likely to benefit from a Pilates exercise program. In addition, postural asymmetries can be improved, thus decreasing wear and tear resulting from uneven stresses on the intervertebral joints and discs.
Backcare Pilates improves strength, flexibility and suppleness of the muscles of the hip and shoulder girdle and is effective in backpain treatment. Fluid and supported movement through these joints helps prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column.
“I have been attending the restorative backcare classes with Nisha now for 7 months, and strongly recommend anyone out there with back or mobility problems to join one of her classes. Nisha is a fantastic instructor and ultimate professional. We work on a machine called V2Max which is very clever and enables you to stretch and use muscles that would not be possible in a general exercise class. Nisha guides and encourages you through every movement. The classes are small and supervised.”
“I have been going to a gym for many years and am into the ‘no pain, no gain’. Pilates is so different and gentle and I can definitely feel the benefits. It has helped with the discomfort and pain that I suffer with after a whip lash injury a couple of years ago. I am certainly continuing and hopefully will progress to try out the machines in the near future.”