Pilate Excercises for Back Pain


Pilates! Yes we are talking about the very popular form of exercise which we are sure everyone has heard about. Now we will educate ourselves with a little more information about Pilates!

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany.  It was originally used as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war and was later found to be of great benefit to anyone seeking a higher level of fitness. The Pilates program is very widely acknowledged and accepted.

Pilates is based on six important principles which are Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration. Pillates has been shown through research to improve bone density; posture; body awareness; flexibility; muscular endurance; the strength of the deep, transverse abdominis muscles; and lower back pain. Pilate is widely practiced in western world for non surgical treatment of back pain and joint pain. In India Pilate is not so popular since here not enough centers which practice Pilate.

Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back, which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. These all muscles act to make spine in proper posture and prevent back pain. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine along with strengthening of core muscles.

What makes Pilates people friendly is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women recovering from pregnancy. The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

And the good news for people suffering from back pain is that this fitness program helps people overcome back pain. As the trunk is properly stabilized, pressure on the back is relieved and the body is able to move freely and efficiently.

Pilates exercises are done on either on a mat on the floor, Pilates Mat Work, or on exercise equipment developed by Joseph Pilates. The workout equipment that is used in Pilates generally utilizes pulleys and resistance from the participants own body weight on the machine and graduated levels of springs.

So all you people wanting to get fit and be free from back pain know what are good ways to get rid of it! Please remember that these are not good for those who have acute sciatica, acute low back pain, infection in back, instability in neck or back spine etc. One should start these under medical guidence and perform under supervised environment.

We hope we have given some useful information and if you want to know more, write to us at info@spinalogy.com