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The Positive Effects of Pilates on Chronic Lower Back

Are you tired of constantly suffering from chronic lower back pain? Do you find yourself struggling to perform daily activities that used to be a breeze?

Well, Pilates might just be the solution you’ve been searching for!

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on developing core strength and improving flexibility. It involves a series of low-impact movements that are designed to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine, leading to better support for the back and reduced pain. But don’t just take my word for it, let’s take a look at some recent research that supports this claim.

A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that patients with chronic lower back pain who participated in a Pilates program experienced significant improvements in pain, disability, and quality of life compared to those who did not participate in the program. The study also noted that Pilates was safe and effective for individuals with chronic lower back pain, with no adverse effects reported.

Another study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies found that Pilates can improve flexibility and reduce pain in individuals with chronic low back pain. Participants in the study reported a significant reduction in pain and an increase in flexibility after just 12 weeks of regular Pilates practice.

So, How does Pilates help with chronic lower back pain?

Well, the exercises focus on strengthening the muscles that support the spine, including the abdominals, glutes, and back muscles. This leads to better alignment of the spine, reduced pressure on the lower back, and improved overall posture. Pilates also incorporates stretching and flexibility exercises, which can help alleviate tightness in the back and hips and promote better range of motion.


In conclusion, Pilates can be a safe and effective way to manage chronic lower back pain. But don’t just take my word for it – give Pilates a try for yourself! With regular practice, you can strengthen your core muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce pain, all while having fun and getting in a good workout.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in contact with us today to book your Pilates induction and get back to being pain free and doing what you love most.


Written by Nicholas Dimos (Physiotherapist)

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