Back Pain Pilates Classes in Kensington


Back Pain Pilates Classes 

Don’t wait until it your pain gets out of control. Not all Pilates classes are suitable for people with non-specific low back pain, or with chronic low back pain. Our Pilates classes may help as part of a conservative treatment option for people with non- specific low back pain with or without sciatica. Our highly qualified instructors can help you with modifying exercises to suit your needs. Our staff is supervised by a qualified, registered osteopath.
We strongly believe that prevention is the key to avoid re-injury, especially for patients who suffer with chronic low back pain. Read why and how you can help your low back pain with Pilates exercise.

New recommendations for Low Back Pain

The National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) recommends exercise as a first step in managing low back pain, and advises people with low back pain to exercise:

  • In a group supervised exercise programme, in a group of up to 10 people
  • One-to-one supervised exercise programme may be offered if a group programme is not suitable for a particular person
  • Mind-body exercise, which includes Pilates exercise.

Pilates exercise includes all the above recommendations!

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Pilates Can Help. We can help!

Our Pilates exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints with the aim of improving function and reducing pain and disability. In addition, our contemporary method is an anatomically based approach to Pilates, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.

How does this work?

Pilates exercise improves body awareness and promotes optimal movement, which “is thought to manage CLBP (chronic low back pain) by activating the deep spinal and abdominal muscles while promoting greater spinal stabilisation. This specific stabilisation training has been shown to improve pain, reduce disability, and increase symmetry of the lumbar multifidi at the vertebral level in healthcare workers with CLBP” (Stieglitz et al. 2015)

How do we do this?

Not all Pilates classes are suitable for people with non-specific low back pain, or with chronic low back pain. For example, dynamic Pilates classes tend to work on larger, more superficial, power producing muscles of the spine, whereas our Pilates approach aims to initially recruit the deep stabilising muscles of the spine, then layer the superficial ones.

The original classical Pilates method promotes a flat back, whereas, currently accepted practices in sports rehabilitation believes that being able to stabilise the spine in a neutral zone is key to recovery.
We do this by retraining the deep transverses abdominis, multifidus preferentially with exercises tailored to people with low back pain. We teach you to stabilise the spine with lower loads, closed chain, slower movements and build up to recruiting larger muscle groups gradually. Book Back Pain Pilates Classes Bayswater Paddington today.

Diagnosed with spinal injuries?

Many of our existing clients are also diagnosed with spinal injuries and feel better after a few sessions.
Our team of experts will modify exercises to suit your needs. Therefore, if you suffer from chronic low back pain and have been diagnosed with a lumbar spine herniation or other injuries our exercises are tailored to prevent further damage on your spine. Specifically, our expert instructors are qualified to work with special populations and injuries.

We will teach you to work in a neutral spinal alignment & in a pain-free zone to avoid further spinal compression. Our exercises aim to stabilise your lower back like a corset, and mobilise the upper spine, which in turn can reduce the load on your low back. At the same time, our back pain Pilates classes will work on postural exercises and rebalance your muscles around your joints which will provide you with an improved posture and prevent further damage.

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Core Kensington offers back pain Pilates classes in Kensington every day of the week. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays.


NICE guidelines [CG88] Published date: May 2009

Stieglitz, D.D., Vinson, D.R. & Hampton, M.D.C., 2015. Equipment-based Pilates reduces work-related chronic low back pain and disability: A pilot study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.