Not all Pilates classes - be they tower or mat - are good for your back. In fact, under-supervised Pilates often results in back pain. Look for a teacher with specialized therapeutic training. For an example of what you should be looking for, view Amanda Tennant’s video here, visit her Facebook page here, or schedule a session with her here.
We at Clinical Pilates Pasadena regularly help people avoid surgery and get back to doing all the activities they love; working out, dancing, walking vacations, playing with their kids or grandkids. If you are suffering - we can help!
Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates is “a leading authority in performing arts medicine and Pilates-evolved techniques for rehabilitation.” Learn more about Brent Anderson and Polestar Pilates here.
A report in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, published May 2012, states that certain individuals with low-back pain might benefit from Pilates-based exercise. Read the research report here.