The amount of people who experienced a significant decrease in lower-back pain after taking an hour-long Pilates class twice a week for a six-week period. The 12 subjects, both male and female, also experienced an increase in core muscle endurance and lumbar flexibility. “Our small-scale found sufficient trends to justify the potential benefits of a Pilates exercise intervention and may offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional manual therapy for nonspecific chronic low-back pain. However, a large-scale controlled trial will be necessary to confirm our initial findings,” says lead study author Helen Llewellyn, a professor at the School of Clinical and Applied Science at the U.K.-based Beckett University and a Pilates instructor.

 


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July 10, 2017 at 10:24 am
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