At Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness, relieving back problems is our specialty.
80% of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life. Pilates is an excellent format to combat back pain. While exercises are simple, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact it can have. As it strengthens the deep postural muscles of the torso, it relieves pressure on the spine and other joints. It brings an awareness of neutral body alignment and leads to the shoulders and hips being more limber.
The slow pace of the exercises, and the emphasis on proper breathing make Pilates a practice that is both therapeutic and strengthening in design.
According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, participants who practiced Pilates over a four-week period experienced more relief from their back and joint symptoms than those who went through typical treatment programs.
We offer 30 minute and 1 hour Pilates Reformer classes, focusing entirely on the back, using the pilates method. Give us a call at (858) 735-8705 or click the Schedule Now button to find out how you can banish back pain with Pilates.
Watch one woman's story.
"Thank you, Claire. You've saved my life"
Since I’m a surgeon, I spend my working days bent over an operating table. Add to that some scoliosis, a love of golf and I live with a lot of back discomfort. What I appreciate about the workouts at Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness is the focus on so many muscles simultaneously. I am not just referring to the main abdominal muscles, but also my obliques and the deep muscles near my spine. No other workout offers me both the strengthening of my core, coupled with flexibility improvement. I appreciate how customized and fun they make it! I am so much more comfortable now and a loyal student of Mission Valley Pilates.
G.L. -member since 2009