A more classically focused Pilates program will included exercises to focus on the following principles: breathing, flow, precision, centering, concentration, control, alignment and integration.
Pilates for low back pain:
- Many teachers will now agree that the term ‘core’ doesn’t refer to your stomach muscles and that having a ‘strong core’ is more about a functional and dynamic kinetic chain, not a six-pack.
- Functional Movement should not be in a single plane, but initial treatment like McKenzie MDT may be specifically in one plane.
- Work the entire range of motion, especially end-range
- Recovery of function: incorporate the whole body