We all know that Pilates is one of the most popular methods of conditioning out there, whether it’s to be to help with back pain, helping to prevent the chance of injury or just to feel better Pilates is more popular than ever.
Unfortunately many people out there are still not getting anywhere near as much benefit from their Pilates classes and in some cases people believe Pilates “doesn’t work”. The main reason for this is that people are simply not doing it right.
Fibromyalgia is a common long term condition; it causes widespread pain throughout the body. The causes of Fibromyalgia are still unknown. In this article we are going to look at Fibromyalgia, what you can for it and whether Pilates and/or massage can help with the symptoms.
One of the biggest reasons people start Pilates is to help some sort of injury or pain. Whether it’s lower back pain, hip pain or shoulder pain, Pilates is often recommended (keep in mind that this is not the only benefit Pilates has though)
Sometimes though things do not go as we have planned. I often get a number of people who see me either in my Pilates classes or my Therapy studio, who have tried Pilates, but has found it causes them more pain than they had before!
In this article we are going to look at reasons why this might happen, and what you can do if it does.
Back pain is one of the main reasons I see people attending Therapy sessions and/or Pilates classes with me.
When you suffer with back pain it can be difficult to know what to do. It is worth knowing that although pain in the back maybe one of the symptoms we suffer, there can be different types of back pain.
In this article we are going to have a look at a few of them.
After being a Therapist and a Pilates instructor for a number of years, one thing I have noticed is our need and want to get better from injury or pain... quickly!
No one likes suffering with pain or injury and it’s natural to want to get rid of it as quick as possible but unfortunately there are not many types of Therapy that can “fix” us instantly with that pain or injury not returning.
In this article we are going to look at ways we can help boost and improve our Therapy.
More often than not when we have back pain, one familiar reason it seems to be put down to is “weak core muscles”. This can be what leads to so many people attending Pilates classes and searching the internet for ‘core’ exercises, however we can often be left disappointed if we find that these “core” exercises do not help our back pain after a period of time.
Have you been told you have a “weak core”? If so then how was this theory proven? What tests why done? Just because we suffer from back pain it shouldn’t be assumed that the ‘core’ is a weak. Sometimes by carrying out ‘core’ exercises to strengthen our assumed weak core we could actually make our back pain worse!
£558 million pound a year that is how much money Brits waste on not using their gym memberships each year. With one in ten people saying they haven’t used their membership in a year and 21% saying they only went three times in a year, are gym/health club memberships are actually worth it?
In this article we look at whether they are worth it and also look at other options at what we can do instead.
After many years working as a Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Fitness Instructor, one thing I have noticed is that most of us don’t spend enough time trying helping prevent injury. I don’t just mean injury on the sports picture or in the gym, I’m also talking about preventing injury through every day activities, back pain from sitting in the office to long, the dull shoulder ache we have been doing our best to pretend isn’t there.. You get the picture.
Normally we only seek help once it’s a bit too late, when the injury has occurred or when we can’t ignore that dull ache anymore.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!