Pilates as cure for Scoliosis

Joseph Pilates developed a set of exercises and equipment for improving the core muscle structure of the human body back in the 1930s. He went so far as to say that if you used his methods, you wouldn't need medical doctors to keep you healthy. I have been doing Pilates with a private instructor twice a week for 18 months. I have seen very remarkable results and I have not yet reached a limit to my physical improvement. Every time I have a one hour session, I feel something has improved. Last month my scoliosis in my mid back nearly disappeared. I have been told since childhood that it would only get worse, and it had. Now it is nearly undetectable. In general, I feel better and stronger and do not have aches and pains in my joints or muscles. To be fair, I have coupled my Pilates training with regular weekly visits to the chiropractor for adjustment and muscle massage, but he was ready to throw in the towel on my condition 6 months ago. He wanted me to wear custom inserts in my shoes. I don't think I will be needing those. I have written this message to encourage others to try Pilates and chiropratic treatment for scoliosis and/or joint and muscle pain or fatigue. Good luck to you and keep on trying something until it works for you.

David Aldridge


Pilates Benefits

I started in the Spring to go to a Pilates at my club (David LLoyd), and my wife branded me a .oof - as she forecasted it would be all women, no men, and you will stand out like at a ladies coffee morning,.... Well I was one of 3 (men), and the ratio was only 3 to 1. And sometimes the instructor's husband takes the classes so we get 'morale' supoport from him!!! What have my weekly classes achieved.?? (now I go fortnightly actually, as the wife wanted to 'try it out, and we cannot get a babysitter every week so we split! the sessions, and she's more fanataical about it than me now)) Better physic, although I have done sport all my life and do 5 heavy gwm sessions a week as a power rower. Better overall stature, and feeling. Stronger back and stomach. And it helps me relax when I go to these classes, which re-orientate my muscles, and I come away a new self So overall Pilates is not just for the Ladies, but has great benefits for all, attend a class, hire a Pilates instructor for 1-1 and feel your new body and self. David