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.
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.
£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.
One thing I have learnt since being a Manual Therapist & Pilates instructor is that problem is not always where the pain is.
In this article I am going to be looking at how shoulder pain could be caused by your glutes. Although this may sound a little bit odd to begin with, by the end I hope you will be able to see that it is quite straight forward and entirely possible for your glute’s to cause shoulder pain.
When people come to visit me, whether it is in my studio or in one of my Pilates classes, one thing that they have often been told previously is that they have ‘weak glutes’. These ‘weak glutes’ often get lumbered with the blame for a number of different symptoms: Lower back pain, Knee pain, Ankle instability, ‘Pronation’ of the foot etc. Often we are told we need to ‘strengthen’ our glutes to bring good function back to the body and more importantly in the hope that it might resolve some of these issues.
In this article I am going to look at why you may get more benefit from taking a different approach rather than simply attempting to ‘strengthen’ your glutes.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!