Pilates and Perseverance Pays off!

Carolyn performing the Hundred

I want to share a success story with you.  Too many times we don’t hear enough of these, we only hear about failures.  I get a lot of people starting Pilates as they move on from physical therapy or they have read Pilates can help relieve pain associated with back problems.  Pilates can help relieve back issues because it focuses on strengthen the abdominals and works on proper posture, among other things.  Let me share a client success story! 

My client, Carolyn, came to see me about a year and half ago with low back pain.   Carolyn is in her early 30’s, young professional, and in good health, except for her back pain.  The technical diagnosis from her Doctor was Spondylolisthesis, in which the vertebrae slips out of place and compresses the spinal nerves.  Carolyn liked being active and being able to go for hikes and bike rides with her husband.  She tried physical therapy, but nothing seemed to be working for her.  She didn’t want to turn to prescription medication to help deal with the pain either.  She had read a lot about Pilates and decided to give it a try.

Carolyn started coming in for private sessions twice a week for about 3 months.  She was starting to get the foundation of the method and was feeling better and decided to try one private and one Pilates tower class a week.  Within about 6 months from her start date she added Zumba once, then twice a week.  By the end of the year she added in TRX and Xtend Barre to her exercise routine and was pain free!  Once her pain was under control she was able to add in different types of exercise classes that were great for cross training.  Oh and did I mention she lost 25lbs in that year too.  Talk about success story!

Pilates was designed to be used as a foundation for the body.  It strengthens the body from the inside out.  It strengthens the “Core” and supports the spine.  Once the foundation is laid, just like a house being built, things can be added on top.  In this case it was other exercise programs and Carolyn living her life pain free.  That is the thing about Pilates; it can help you with your physical fitness routine or just help you live life better !

 As always you should consult a doctor before starting any new exercise program.  Lastly, Pilates is not physical therapy, it is an exercise method.

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