Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Everybody wants a "System"

"Effects of Pilates Based Exercises on Pain & Disability in Individuals with Persistent Non Specific Low Back Pain:  A systematic review with meta analysis" Lim et al, JOSPT 2-11.

I'm glad to see this.  There are P.T. practices popping up all over that use Pilates exclusively as a panacea.  Nothing against Pilates, but it's one of those, "If all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail" things.  The conclusion was, " Existing evidence does not establish superiority of Pilates-based exercise to other forms of exercise to reduce pain and disability for patients with persistent nonspecific low back pain."

Don't feel bad if you don't have thousands of $ of equipment in your A.T. room. You can still get it done.  Successful athletic training is A.T. directed, but athlete- not equipment- centered.

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