By: Body Centering Pilates  05/12/2011
Keywords: pilates

Back pain is very common and causes a great deal of misery. Fortunately, serious or permanent damage is rare.

In recent years there has been a revolution in thinking about how to approach non-specific low back pain. This is exemplified by the medical guidelines published in the NICE report, May 2009. These recommend physcial activity and exercise for persistent low back-pain sufferers.

  • Your back is designed for movement: it needs movement - a lot of movement. The sooner you get moving again the better.
  • The people who cope best with back pain are those who stay active.
The majority of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for taking time off work and may be depressing and frustrating.

Fortunately, gentle exercise, delivered by a properly trained exercise professional, can often help with the preven tion and management of low back pain.

Mags Clark-Smith is a qualified Back4Good ® Practitioner, allowing her to help people with non-specific back pain.

By strengthening core abdominal muscles and improving posture and balance, pilates can also reduce the likelihood of back pain arising.The key focus will be to help you to self-manage  your condition and to keep you active.

Pilates for Back Care and Back-Pain :-

A new approach to Back-Pain:-

The Back4Good ® qualification is an initiative of Body Control Pilates, Europe's foremost Pilates organisation.

Mags Clark-Smith was the first fully qualified Back4Good ® Practitioner, completing the qualification shortly after its inception in 2010.

The training in this  programme is externally accredited by SkillsActive and The Register of  Exercise Professionals, who oversee quality and standards for the UK  health and fitness industry.

Backcare, a national charity for  healthier backs, has endorsed the training programme for Back4Good ® Practitioners, who are  BackCare Professionals.

Anxiety and stress can increase or prolong back pain. Tension can cause muscle spasm and the muscles themselves can become painful. If stress is a problem, you need to recognise it at an early stage and try to do something about it. While you cannot always avoid stress, Back4Good ® Pilates can hep you to reduce its effects through controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.

Reduce Anxiety and Stress

"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at thirty, you are old. If your spine is completely flexible at sixty, you are young." Joseph Pilates

"Over time, it (pilates) helps to create a solid cylinder of muscle around the central spine, preventing damaging force being applied to the vertebrae, ligaments and discs."

Clare Small      

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy     

Keywords: pilates