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Please read how the back works before reading the following.
These are the muscles that are supposed to be worked in Pilates; however we have seen plenty of people who have been to lots of Pilates classes and have not been using these muscles at all! You really need an experienced Physiotherapist or Osteopath to show you how to contract them properly. They are often called the ‘core muscles’ or deep back stabilisers. The deep back stability muscles include the transverses abdominus (deepest abdominal muscle), multifidus (either side of your lower back) and your diaphragm above and pelvic floor below which close up this “cylinder”. The core should provide continual support to your spine (and organs) during movements.
Please click on the link to learn how to train your deep back stabilizers.
Please note that although the advice and exercises provided are designed to assist your recovery they are not a replacement for seeing a Physiotherapist or Osteopath. It is essential that you always make sure you see your Doctor, Osteopath or Chartered Physiotherapist beforehand to diagnose your injury and guide you through recovery.
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