A 6-week Pilates intervention program (Study) for chronic back pain - Picture of a woman doing Pilates

A study has reported on a 6-week Pilates intervention program in women with chronic low-back pain. The study evaluated the effects of Pilates on functional balance, fear of falling, and pain, in women 65 years or older who suffered from low-back pain. The study found an improvement in fear of falling, functional mobility, and balance in women who participated in the 6-week Pilates course. In addition, this group of women also had better results in terms of pain, compared with women who had physiotherapy treatment only.

Cruz-Diaz, D, Martinez-Amat, A, De la Torre-Cruz, MJ, Casuso, RA, de Guevara, NML, Hita-Contreras, F. “Effects of a six-week Pilates intervention on balance and fear of falling in women aged over 65 with chronic low-back pain: A randomized controlled trial” OI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.07.022

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