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Is Pilates good for back pain?

Many of us suffer from back pain and it can really hinder your everyday activities and working life.

Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength.  This will help to improve your general fitness and overall well-being.

Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on your posture, balance and flexibility.  There is much less chance of doing an injury during Pilates than with other more strenuous forms of exercise.

Pilates can be modified to provide either a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout, most people would have no problem with this form of exercise whatever your capabilities are.  Beginners can start with basic exercises and build up gradually once you have mastered the basic stretches.

Many interventions for the management of lower back pain exist, however most have modest efficacy at best, and there are few with clearly demonstrated benefits once pain becomes chronic.  Therapeutic exercise, on the other hand, does appear to have significant benefits for managing patients with chronic lower back pain.

We at Home Physio Group offer Pilates as a form of physical therapy.  Research has found that Pilates can be effective treatment for injuries and illnesses such as :

Pilates is a mat based workout that teaches you how to use your core muscles to rebuild strength around the spine.  You will learn how to control movement around a neutral spine position as well as building strength in the postural muscles.  These exercises also teach you a good alignment and provide gentle stretches for tight back muscles.  There are some specific spine mobilisation and stretches.

We at Home Physio Group has specialist trained physiotherapists in Pilates who can help you reach your goals.

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We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you