Banish Back Pain the Pilates Way

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Say goodbye to back pain the Pilates way! Simply follow Anna Selby's safe exercise programme, specially designed for you to perform in the comfort of your home. Not only will this plan help you recover from current back problems but it will also strengthen your back and improve posture so you don't need to suffer from back pain again.

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Back pain is on the increase due to modern sedentary lifestyles, stress and the inability to relax properly.

Pilates is one of the best forms of exercise to help overcome and prevent back pain- it rehabilitates, relaxes and strengthens the muscles around the spine and abdomen, which support and stabilise the back.

In Banish Back Pain the Pilates Way, Pilates expert Anna Selby has selected specific Pilates exercises that help overcome and prevent back pain and shows you the key areas to focus on.

All of the exercises can be safely performed at home, without the need for specialist studio equipment.

This book also shows you how to avoid a bad back in everyday life, improve your posture to look taller and more confident and strengthen your abdominal muscles to develop a flat stomach.

As well as Pilates, Anna Selby explores other therapies that help prevent or treat back pain, such as massage, water therapy, diet and relaxation.

With Banish Back Pain the Pilates Way, you can realign your posture and develop a stronger, healthier back so back pain can become a thing of the past, not of the future.

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'The Pilates program to banish back pain'

Pilates expert Anna Selby has developed a special exercise program to get you out of pain and back on your feet. Starting with gentle exercises to mobilise the body after injury, it gradually builds up to more difficult exercises to strengthen the back and supporting muscles to protect against future back problems. And because Pilates is a gentle and low impact exercise, you can work the body without the risk of further injury. Anna shows you how to:
• Gently mobilize the body after an injury
• Strengthen the body so you can resume your everyday lifestyle
• Protect your back from future injury
• Improve flexibility and posture

Anna has designed her program so you won't need any specialist or studio equipment – you can follow it in the comfort of your own home.

About the Author:

Anna Selby has been involved in many forms of dance and exercise, including ballet, Martha Graham technique, yoga and Tai Chi. Her initial interest was Pilates and she wrote the first book to include routines from Pilates in 1985. Since then she has written ten more books on health, fitness and exercise, and contributes features regularly to national magazines and newspapers. Claire Fone MCSP, SRP, Cert. Health Ed., a physiotherapist who qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London, with distinction in 1984, founded the successful Westminster Physiotherapy Centre in 1994 offering clients physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates and massage therapy.

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