Pilates Exercises

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Get on Your Pilates Exercise Mat for Back Pain Relief

Using Pilates Exercises with my clients has absolutely transformed my Physiotherapy practice. However, although I believe Pilates is a critical aspect of back pain rehabilitation, it is only useful if you are taught correctly and are doing the appropriate Pilates routine for your specific back condition.

Quite often I encounter clients who inform me that Pilates has worsened their back pain. There are two main reasons for this:

  1. The cause of your back pain has not been removed and you are therefore still in acute pain or

  2. You are being taught the wrong exercises for your condition or are not doing them correctly.

Always seek professional help, preferably doing your Pilates exercises under the instruction of a physiotherapist/Physical Therapist.

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Pilates Sample Exercises »

Pilates Sample Exercises for back pain

This article gives some Pilates sample exercises to help strengthen your back - especially as you recover from back pain. They are ones that we would frequently use in the clinic to help strengthen and maintain a healthy back.

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Becoming a Pilates Instructor »

Pilates Instructor - what course to choose

Are you considering becoming a Pilates Instructor? Then read on, as I have found that the following are the essential things to consider as you search for the right Pilates School, certification and instructor.

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History and Benefits of Pilates »

Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates who was of Greek extraction - born in Germany in 1883. He developed Pilates exercises in the early 20th century as a result of suffering from back pain himself. .

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Pilates Class »

Are you considering a Pilates Class for conditioning, health and fitness? Or maybe to strengthen your body to minimise conditions like back pain? If so - do read on - and I will step you through some key considerations when…

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Pilates During Pregnancy »

Pilates During Pregnancy

Doing Pilates during your pregnancy helps to enhance your understanding of good posture and how you can unload your tired spine using simple pilates exercises, postures and positions.

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Pilates Equipment »

Beyond the Pilates Exercise Mat - there are many types of Pilates equipment used within the Pilates community today. I am going to share with you the pilates equipment which I am familiar with and inform you of the pros…

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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