Sports injuries are a common source of back pain, as is heavy lifting. Chronic lower back pain can be debilitating. Yet back care facilitators trained in working on the musculoskeletal system can help you ease as well as prevent back trouble. Most adults suffer from lower back pain at some time in their lives, making it one of the main health-related reasons for work absence. Yet special back mobilisation exercises provide pain management and also work well as prevention.
Keeping good posture requires engaging core muscles. When these are not properly used to support your upper body, bad posture results and raises your risk of injury. A key way to prevent back problems is to stay active and exercise. Yet even if you exercise, it is important to simultaneously build the strength of core muscles that ensure maximum back mobility. However if strength is built before tension is release in the right areas you can actually do more harm than good. At Envigour we are qualified lower back pain teachers who will see you through trained eyes and experience instantly what is needed.
There are holistic therapies that effectively target or prevent back pain, including body stress release and yoga. Pilates, however, is particularly effective for building and maintaining good posture and flexibility. We look at the body as a whole, because isn’t it true that in effect we are whole in body, mind and spirit. Body Control Pilates uses trusted exercises to aid the musculoskeletal system in maintaining correct spinal alignment. Back4Good®practioners are certified Body Control Pilates trainers who have completed a rigorous course run by Europe’s leading Pilates organisation. This training is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals, the UK’s major independent standards regulator for movement therapy and fitness trainers, and highly endorsed by the Back Care charity.
When your doctor, physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor refers you to a Back4Good® practitioner, you can rest assured that your back care professional has the best credentials possible. Your Back4Good® practitioner can consult with your doctor or specialist (with your permission) to ensure that all your healthcare providers work together to find the best possible plan of action for your back care. This training in back mobilisation techniques and exercises is also recognised by BackCare, the national charity for healthier backs.
We’ve got your back
If you currently are not experiencing any non-specific lower back pain, you might prefer to join Envigour Pilates’ ‘healthy back’ class. This is the perfect option for anyone who would like to build and maintain the mobility and strength necessary for ongoing back health. These classes draw on the esteemed Body Control Pilates system, a movement technique designed to give you a balanced workout. The exercises you will learn target muscles which support your back. They will simultaneously strengthen your spine, enhancing flexibility.
Do you need help with back pain management or do you want to invest in keeping your back healthy and strong? Then fill out your Back4Good®enrolment form today.