Grace was stricken with back pain one day at work a couple of years ago. After seeing a physiotherapist, she was told she had a slipped disc and needed to be on bed rest for a week. Her physio urged Grace to do Pilates to help with her recovery, and avoid surgery down the track.
Grace came to Leap for her first Pilates session, in which we helped her to learn diaphragmic breathing as the first step on road to a stronger back. Believe it or not, correct breathing is intricately linked to alleviating back pain and it’s the first step to strengthening core muscles for a strong back (see study here).
The next day, Grace felt sore around her ribs where she practiced breathing yesterday. She was hooked!