Pilates for Back Pain & Injury

Whether caused by inactivity, injury or stress, back pain is an all too common complaint that can get in the way of enjoying life to the fullest. The Pilates programs on offer at Poundbury Pilates progress from raising your body awareness through your practice of good breathing, alignment and centring techniques to a gentle routine that strengthens the abdominal and back muscles. Our objective is to develop core torso stability which is integral to developing your functional fitness and the ability to perform everyday activities such as bending and lifting with ease.

If you are having treatment for an injury or suffer from back pain, you will find Pilates can help speed your recovery and pre-empt future problems by addressing postural and dysfunctional or compensatory movement patterns that are coupled with injury.

Pilates is a low impact exercise focused on the smaller muscle groups that work to support joints and bone structures, offering a safe way to exercise and gain strength in weaker or injured muscles and joints.

Because of the gentle and precise way in which exercises are performed, Pilates is now endorsed by many medical specialists including physiotherapist, back specialists, osteopaths, GPs and surgeons. We can work closely with your specialist to ensure a consistent approach aimed at getting you back to health quickly.

Our Pilates classes work well alongside rehabilitation programmes and treatments for injuries and medical conditions such as repetitive stress, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, breast cancer, hip and knee replacements, sprains, strains and fractures.