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Pilates for Low Back Pain





PILATES FOR LOW BACK PAIN WORKSHOP WITH CLAIRE CASON


SATURDAY 3 MARCH 2018, 1-2:15PM


Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide with up to 80% of adult’s experiencing low back pain during their lifetime. Most cases of low back pain are due to a multi-dimensional factors and very small percentage (1%) of patients will have serious pathology. While there is limited evidence to support individual risk factors as strong predictors of low back pain there is however evidence for the presence of muscle weakness and general deconditioning as one contributor. Subsequently exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment approaches for low back pain.

Pilates aims to increase the strength and control of the muscles around the spine and the pelvis. This helps improve and restore everyday movements, as well as reducing the load on your joints. Practising Pilates regularly helps to promote balance and improve posture.  It also increases body awareness, which plays a pivotal role in the prevention of injury and rehabilitation in low back pain.

It is easy to perform Pilates exercises incorrectly. So, having a knowledgeable teacher who  ensures correct form and execution is very important. The aim of Physiotherapy-led Pilates classes is to provide education, focusing on rehabilitation, for the effective management of low back pain.
This Pilates workshop is open to anyone who wants an active approach to managing their low back pain.  No experience in Pilates is needed. We will incorporate a variety of standing and lying down strengthening, mobility and stretching exercises.



COST & BOOKING


This workshop costs £20. Book online, at reception or by calling us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

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