Case Study: Lower Back Pain

My chiropractor recommended Pilates to complement the chiropractic treatment. Philip Rowe, 53. Royalty Support Manager at Pearson Education

My chiropractor recommended Pilates to complement the chiropractic treatment.

Philip Rowe
Royalty Support Manager at Pearson Education, 53

How long have you been doing Pilates?
5 years.

How long have you been coming to POWMAK?
It will soon be two years.

Do you do matwork or equipment Pilates?
Equipment Pilates.

Why did you start doing Pilates?
I was getting bouts of lower back pain that were becoming more frequent and debilitating. I went to a chiropractor who recommended Pilates to complement the chiropractic treatment.

How does Pilates benefit you/how has your body changed?
I no longer have significant back pain. I’m conscious that I’m stronger and fitter than I was. For example if I’m on my feet for a long time I can cope with that better. I’m also more relaxed in my shoulders and neck and I think I hold myself with a broader chest. I’m also more aware of posture and balance generally and can identify where any weaknesses are as I exercise.

What do you love about Pilates?
That it’s adaptable to the individual. Also I like the fact that it’s an all over workout that does not over stress any particular part of the body.

What do you love about POWMAK?
That I can come as frequently as I’m able (I usually make it 3 times a week) and that there is lots of verity in the exercises. I also like the fact the sessions start and finish on time and everything is run very efficiently.

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