Clinical Pilates of Back Rehabilitation / Care
I was attached to Pilates in the 80’s/90’s not for any of its rehabilitation qualities but because I enjoyed the movements and how they made me feel and how they changed my shape. It was important then to me to learn all about this wonderful movement system so I could bring it to my clients and offer them the same feeling of being in control of how they felt and looked. Hence opening Ireland’s first ever Pilates Studio in the 90’s
Like most people in my youth I considered myself invincible I had a sporting career that was very taxing on the body and at the time the desire to win always far out weighted any consequences of injury. And like you I am only human and those hours and hours of tough training where bound to catch up with me.
I have always had what we commonly describe a ‘bad back’ in fact in 2010 on a visit to an Orthopedic Surgeon here in Dublin for a neck injury – he commented not only on the condition of my cervical spine (neck) but the condition of my entire spine and hazard a guess that I would have needed surgery on my lumbar spine (lower back) approx 20 years ago had I not been in the profession I am – a Pilates Coach / Spatial Medicine Practitioner. In fact this surgeon was already referring some of his patients to me for Pilates because he believed in the validity of the system.
Pilates Core conditioning & Back Stabilization - Developments in human movement science have evolved so much that we now know the important place the Pilates System holds in the roll of ‘Core Conditioning’ not only for ease and fluid movement but for the rehabilitation of both back pain and pelvic instability. Both the medical profession and movement profession consider it a great tool in the rehabilitation of spine and pelvic pain
It is approximated that 80% of people will have back pain, some will settle quite quickly, some will become chronic and others may suffer a recurrence from time to time. Science is showing us that an appropriate exercise / movement routine can become the best form of therapy and help prevent the incidence of recurrence
When there is pain the ‘core muscles’ may be or are not working properly and regardless of any sporting or physical activity , in the activities of daily living these muscles should be switching on to help protect and stabilize the spine. The ‘core muscles’ help stabilize the spine and the pelvis. If the ‘core’ is not working correctly or optimally other muscles will compensate – below are some things / conditions that can cause the ‘core’ to switch off
- · Poor Posture
- · Back pain
- · Breathing issues / conditions
- · Abdominal surgery / pregnancy
Now this is not all doom and gloom – these muscles can be retrained –The Pilates Movement System in my opinion is without doubt the best movement technique to stabilize the spine and mobilize the body. Taking at little as 30 minutes per day could save your spine
I know for fact it works – I can help you - So call BODYFIRM Studios at 01-8684600 or and let us help you regain the pain free life you deserve
Important – Pilates is a movement system that can help you restore function and ease of movement – Pilates is not a diagnostic tool and is not a substitute for sound medical advice or intervention. Always seek a diagnosis from a medical practitioner prior to taking on any physical or Pilates activity.
Always seek a suitably trained Pilates / Clinical Pilates professional