One of the number one reasons people come to see us at our practice is because they want to strengthen their core – in hopes that it will put an end to their back pain. Pilates has long been known as the staple in core strengthening. I’ve been incorporating Pilates into my physical therapy practice for the last 10 years and it’s been transformational for my clients. Pilates is a full body strengthening system that emphasizes breath, precision, coordination, and core strength — and it helps my clients connect to their bodies in a way that they haven’t been able to achieve with traditional strengthening methods.

But here’s the thing about core strengthening and back pain … core strengthening – especially Pilates – is one of the best ways I’ve found to prevent back pain and keep it gone. But core strengthening alone is not enough to completely resolve a back problem – especially one that keeps coming back every few months.