Pilates can really help with a bad back, however it’s about doing exactly the right exercises for you. I specialise in helping people with their backs.
Does any of this sound familiar?
‘I have a low back problem
my back goes three times a year
I get back muscle spasms picking up the grandchildren
i have a back problem
a prolapsed or bulging disc
you’ve had a back operation such as a discectomy or spinal fusion
you’re stiff as a board
if any of this sounds familiar there’s lots you can do about it. I always recommend seeing your GP first, often having some physio, osteopathy or chiropractic treatments are needed & specific rehabilitation exercises
you may need an X-ray or MRI scan for a clear diagnosis. This helps a lot because then you can learn the best Pilates exercises for you, many will help & it’s important you avoid the ones that won’t help.
Learning not just from a qualified teacher is vital but also that they’re experienced & understand what you need help with. I’ve been a Pilates expert 21 years now & love helping you with your back. Seek medical advice before starting a new exercise regime. Best learnt with a teacher for good technique.
Here’s 6 tricks to try at home
have a lie down & breathe 10 times, & relax
Breathe in through your nose as you exhale through your mouth relax, repeat 10 times
Here’s the Pilates have a lie down to improve posture, alignment, relax & release the muscles
2 How to do a daily Gentle back stretch - you can do this on a mat or in bed
3: This is one of the BEST daily stretches for your back & to improve posture. Side to side stretch.
4: Shoulder bridges to strengthen your legs, buttocks & gently release & lengthen your back - join in here
& 5 minute beach relaxation to calm & relax body & mind, good for your muscles, back & posture too
6: and the final tip is; Pilates, breathe, relax, repeat!!
Love to hear how you get on, practice is key, try these before breakfast daily & see & feel the difference. Or find a good time to suit you. You really can feel good with Pilates
Specialise in helping people with their backs to feel good