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Tired of Back Pain? Come and Try Clinical Pilates

At Central Performance, we understand the debilitating effects of low back pain and recognise that trying something new can be intimidating. This is why we’re thrilled to invite you to experience the transformative benefits of Clinical Pilates with our complimentary come-and-try session.

Understanding Low Back Pain

Recurrent or long-term low back pain can be caused by various factors including muscle imbalance, previous injuries, poor motor (movement) control and weak muscles. Unlike acute pain, which typically resolves within a few days or weeks, recurrent or chronic low back pain persists over time, often becoming a long-term issue that can significantly impact your life.

How can Clinical Pilates help your Low Back Pain?

Clinical Pilates offers a multifaceted approach to managing recurrent low back pain by targeting the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction. This includes:

1. Core & Trunk Strengthening: Research shows that your deep core muscles (namely your transverse abdominis, pelvic floor muscles, diaphragm and multifidus) are vital to achieve support and stability for your spine and pelvis. In people who experience low back pain, you will often find that these muscles are not as strong as they should be. Unlike other muscles in your body, these deep muscles can be difficult to develop. The foundations whereby Pilates was founded ensure that correct activation and synchronicity of these muscles is taught, and proper strength achieved to support and protect your back.

2. Mobility & Flexibility: Tight muscles and restricted range of motion can exacerbate low back pain. Clinical Pilates incorporates mobility exercises and controlled movement to improve flexibility, relieving tension and discomfort. Clinical Pilates has a large repertoire or exercises that focus on stability and mobility, both separately and in combination to allow for correct control of movement through full range.

3. Increase your confidence to start moving and exercising again by restoring normal movement patterns of your lower back, pelvis and hips. A great feature of Clinical Pilates is it’s wide range of exercises that allow you to progress easily from gentle movements through to much more challenging exercises, helping you to build confidence in your body’s ability to exercise and become strong again.

4. Improve postural awareness and mind-body connection: By promoting proper body mechanics, spinal alignment and movement efficiency, Clinical Pilates can help you manage your pain more effectively and prevent future flare-ups.

Is Clinical Pilates suitable for my type of low back pain?

Pilates is suitable for many types of low back pain including:

– Disc degeneration / Disc herniation

– Osteoarthritis

– Spondylosis

– Spinal stenosis

– Spondylolisthesis

– Facet joint syndrome

– Sciatica

– Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction

Come and Join Our Free Clinical Pilates Trial Session

If you’ve thought about trying Pilates but never had the chance, now is the time! Come and join us for a complimentary group Clinical Pilates session designed specifically for people with low back pain. Led by our experienced physiotherapists, your session will focus on:

1. An introduction to Pilates by one of our Pilates physios

2. Experience how it feels to activate your core and glute muscles during targeted exercises to improve your spinal and pelvic stability

3. Gentle mobility exercises to relieve tension and promote flexibility

4. Personalised modifications to accommodate your individual abilities and limitations

5. Guidance on helping you to feel what it’s like to move and exercise with correct body mechanics and technique to reduce strain on your back

6. The opportunity to ask lots of questions


This is a free group session. However, there are limited places available.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserving your spot is simple:

1. Click on the button below to head to our contact page

2. Enter your name, email and phone in the boxes at the top

3. In the “Your Message” box put Free Pilates.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to come and try Pilates but that session time doesn’t work for you then please type in another day/time that would work for you, as we may be able to offer alternative session times depending on demand.

4. One of our team will contact you after you register to book in your session

Don’t let back pain hold you back. Come and try Clinical Pilates.