Clinical Pilates involves one to one tuition in specific corrective exercises that work the deep “core muscles” of the spine and trunk such as “Multifidus” and “Transversus Abdominis” muscles. Good functioning core muscle groups promote segmental stability and postural awareness of the spine and therefore help prevent degeneration of the spinal discs and joints . These muscles often become “switched off” in chronic back pain sufferers and therefore a specialised exercise programme to retrain these muscles is an essential part of a effective long term rehabilitation programme. Our trainers will instruct you how to perform simple yet effective floor / mat exercise that can be performed in your home without the need for expensive specialised equipment

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Example of a Pilates exercise to strenghten the small muscles of the lower back – it is important that such exercises are initially performed under the supervision of a suitably trained therapist in order to acheive the correct techniqe.