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Video: pilates for chronic back pain

This video demonstrates pilates exercises that are suitable for those with chronic back pain.

Media last reviewed: 8 August 2019
Media review due: 8 August 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

About this video

A pilates-inspired workout that's suitable for people with chronic back pain.

More research is needed, but there is some evidence to suggest that pilates can be helpful for people who have lower back pain.

This 29-minute class focuses on improving the strength and flexibility of muscles that support the back.

Regular pilates practice can help with posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility. It can also relieve stress and tension.

These fitness videos have been created by InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. Please note that these videos are recorded sessions of previously live webcasts.

If you like this class you may want to try pilates for arthritis and pilates for knee problems.

If you have back pain, you're recovering from an injury, or have a health condition, speak to a GP before following these classes.

Page last reviewed: 8 August 2019
Next review due: 8 August 2022