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Karen Swift Bodycontrol Certified Insutructor

Pilates for Injuries and Back Pain

Pilates is a gentle rehabilitation programme that is excellent for helping to rebuild core strength, training the body so that all of the core muscles work together to support and stabilise the body.

Pilates can also improve your posture, flexibility and muscle symmetry which in turn will help to rebalance the body and promote more fluid movement.

Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of your body. The Pilates method also enables exercises to be performed without involving the injured area, giving the injured area time to heal.

As well as helping to rehabilitate injuries, Pilates also helps prevent injuries by strengthening the muscles and teaching correct posture, movement and lifting techniques.