The conditions treated with Pilates included nonspecific low back pain, peripheral joint osteoarthritis and a range of postsurgical conditions. Highly reported benefits included an increased ability to achieve an active lifestyle, psychosocial benefits, and the ability for patients to manage their own condition more effectively.
In summary, the net result was a holistic improvement in physical and mental health and a positive influence for social aspects of the patients’ lives.
Co-author Lynne Gaskell, of the University of Salford, in the UK stated: "The study was unique in that it investigated individual perceptions of the impact of Pilates on the daily lives of people with a myriad of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The Pilates based exercise programme was a facilitator to enable the participants to function better and manage their condition more effectively and independently."
"Improving function in meaningful daily activities produced psychological and social benefits that increased motivation to adhere to the program and promote a healthier lifestyle."
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