Pilates for Osteoporosis

Pilates is a great exercise for both Osteoporosis and Low Back pain. Like muscles, bones strengthen in response to forces it has to resist. "Pilates is a wonderful means for strengthening the body, establishing efficient movement patterns, and aligning the joints and the axial skeleton. But your bones need additional loading to prevent osteoporosis as well as the general bone loss that naturally occurs with age. We need to move in differing directions and at different speeds to encourage the bone to continue to strengthen," Rebekah Rotstein, expert in Osteoporosis, bone health, and Pilates.

Pilates Benefits:

  • Balance, coordination, and flexibility
  • Helps with continued bone loss
  • Posture and alignment
  • Bone strengthening
  • Muscle development and strength
  • Stability

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is usually associated with poor posture and weak abdominals. Pilates incorporates resistance and assistance exercises and training to develop a stronger core in turn strengthening the lower back muscles to decrease and possibly resolve pain. 

Pilates Benefits:

  • Better posture and alignment
  • Body awareness
  • Control, balance, and flexibility
  • Develop core strength
  • Strengthen and build muscle
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Support deep postural muscles

*Any person with a major injury to the spine or back or diagnosed with Osteoporosis must have a release from your doctor.