Sick of recurrent lower back pain? Pilates could be the answer.

Many people with lower back pain have accepted the idea that they’ll always have to live with it. While this may be the case to some extent it shouldn’t have to limit you from all the things you love to do.

Whether it’s running around with the young ones, playing sport without suffering for days or simply being able to roll out of bed in the morning ­ ​you may be able to better manage your lower back pain!

Studies on the effectiveness of Pilates have shown:

  • Increased strength ​​of the muscles around the spine, (very important to maintain great posture).
  • Improved activation​ ​of core muscles. Deep abdominal muscles are often found to function very poorly in those with LBP, therefore providing less stability to your back, increasing the risk of ongoing pain as well as potential re­injury.
  • Improvement in pain, quality of life and functional capacity​ ​in those with chronic lower back pain.

The result? More control​​ and ​less fatigue, providing stability to your spine and increasing your tolerance to physical activity. Not to mention ​reducing your risk of further injury​ and the bonus of a ​leaner appearance with toned muscles. ​

Men! Pilates is not just for the ladies.

All the positive outcomes of Pilates apply to males as well.

With increased flexibility and range of motion you will have improved rotation for the golf swing, increased ability to withstand sustained positions, such as on your bike, and be much less likely to wrench your shoulder or back casting that fishing line.

Did you know that tight hamstrings could be contributing to or even the cause of your Lower Back Pain? As a general rule, males often have much tighter muscles, adversely affecting their movement and therefore exposing their bodies to increased risk of injury due to restricted movement patterns.

The men in our classes are always surprised to discover the things their bodies wouldn’t let them do! And are equally surprised to see how quickly they change and the positive effect it has on their day-to-day life as well as with physical activity.