Pilates Helps Back Pain

80% of American adults report some type of back pain each year.

May causes could be at play but often back pain is the result of: 

  1. Poor Posture
  2. A Larger Chest
  3. Being at Desk for 8 plus hours a day
  4. Muscular imbalance from daily life or recreational activities 
  5. Handbags/Backpacks/Workbags 

Pilates has been found to provide the some benefits  for people with chronic low-back pain. Findings from the randomized controlled study appeared in Medicine Science in Sports & Exercise (2012: 10). Pilates subjects received an individualized, direction-specific exercise program designed for them by a physical therapist after an examination. For 6 weeks everyone did supervised 1 hour exercise sessions. Data analysis revealed that participants experienced significant improvements at 6, 12, and 24 weeks.

A few quick things you can do to help if getting to the Pilates studio is not possible for you right now.

  1. Bring your devises to eye level 
  2. Clean out your purse and anything else you carry around daily
  3. Check your work station to improve posture and positioning 
  4. Check your relaxing spot at home for postural improvements