#30: Pilates for chronic low back pain, how does it work?

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Pilates exercise seems to help people with chronic low back pain...but how? What are the causal mechanisms underpinning the apparent effectiveness of Pilates? Does it activate the multifidus and transeversus abdominis muscles? Does it reduce fear and improve confidence? Both or neither? To shed some light on this question I have invited Lianne Wood on to the show, who, incidentally, has a paper on this very question! What a lovely coincidence.

Key Papers:

Wood et al 2023: Pain catastrophising and kinesiophobia mediate pain and physical function improvements with Pilates exercise in chronic low back pain: a mediation analysis of a randomised controlled trial

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