Does Pilates help with your fear of movement when you have chronic low back pain?

I can’t exercise because I have a bad back! Is this true and what type of exercise? Any type? All exercise? How intense? This is a problem because exercise helps back pain and fear of exercise and movement is something called kinesiophobia and we want to reduce this to enable return to normal function. It has been found that chronic low back pain patients with higher levels of kinesiophobia have a 41% greater risk of developing a physical disability. Today we are going to look at the effect of Pilates on kinesiophobia. Does Pilates help with your fear of movement when you have chronic low back pain?

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  • de Freitas, Cíntia Domingues, et al. “Effects of the Pilates Method on Kinesiophobia Associated with Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2020).

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