Long term back pain? Pilates can help!

Sian has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute, the only Pilates based specific training for healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists and Osteopaths. The APPI approach is designed around movement patterns, rehabilitation and neuro-muscular pathway retraining, which are all important to reducing pain and improving stability in the often forgotten about small muscles of the spine.

So how can Clinical Pilates help you?

Low back pain affects 1 in 3 of us in the UK and there are many modalities that can help both acute (under 3 months) or chronic (over 3 months) back pain. Pilates has long been one such modality that can help with evidence based spinal and pelvic stability and rehabilitation.

Clinical Pilates uses slow, controlled movements to strengthen and support muscles whilst teaching independent movement. Over a number of sessions, your Clinical Pilates instructor will show you breathing techniques, centering, control of smaller, often forgotten about muscles and help develop strength and condition.

The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes back health. In particular, learning awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural muscles that support this alignment are important skills for the back pain patient.

To find out more, please email info@swanseaclinicalpilates.co.uk

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