How to beat a bad back - 6 tips to try at home

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

weak back

my back goes three times a year

I get back muscle spasms picking up the grandchildren

i have a back problem

sciatica

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 

1

have a lie down & breathe 10 times, & relax

Breathe in through your nose as you exhale through your mouth relax, repeat 10 times

Breathe in through your nose as you exhale through your mouth relax, repeat 10 times

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

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3: This is one of the BEST daily stretches for your back & to improve posture. Side to side stretch

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4: Shoulder bridges to strengthen your legs, buttocks & gently release & lengthen your back  - join in here

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& 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!!

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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

Love Bev 


Pilates expert 


Specialise in helping people with their backs to feel good 


Www.pilatestofeelgood.com

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