Statistics show that 80% of adults have reported back pain at some time during their lives and 10% of those become chronic sufferers. Most back pain is caused by poor postural alignment (see section on postural training), inadequate core strength, injury, disease and poor mechanical movement (typically using the wrong muscles needed to perform a task, which requires the low back to take the brunt of it).
Following on from a thorough muscle strength and flexibility assessment and in consultation with your healthcare providers, your rehabilitation exercise programme will help establish a continuous improvement in function and pain reduction providing you with:
- Essential education in how your spine best functions and awareness of motion about your spine
- Flexibility exercises for tight muscles that are affecting your back
- Stability exercises for the spine and then moving on to mobility exercises about a stable spine
- Strengthening and endurance exercises for the back and abdominal muscles, which act as a support for the spine
- Reducing the load through the spine by excellent joint mechanics and movement patterning throughout your body
- Reducing your risk of low back pain in the workplace or home
As a Pilate's instructor, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and corrective holistic exercise kinesiologist you will find yourself in safe hands.
I have been seeing Lisa about a year and she has truly transformed me!
After a back operation and no exercise for five years I was nervous about getting back into things and causing damage. Lisa's amazing knowledge of the body combined with interesting and varied work-out sessions has meant I have progressed dramatically and now feel like a 39 year-old man should do!
I am a 68 year old woman with an eight-year history of hip and back problems which culminated in sciatica and moderate stenosis (narrowing of the nerve channel).
Physiotherapy had no lasting effect and it was far from plain that an operation would have the desired result. Lisa Sayers was the last throw of the dice to try and correct what had become a very debilitating condition. It worked!
I have gone to see her, when possible, twice a week and could probably cut this down if I were more diligent about exercises at home. I have no pain and stand much straighter. The lesson I take away from this is: it’s never too late to try and put things right with exercise, especially if you go to Lisa.
I have been training with Lisa for one and a half years and it has been inspirational and enjoyable.
I have trouble with my lower back and Lisa was always sure to modify exercises and be mindful of not aggravating old injuries. I feel fit, strong and finally comfortable in my own body.
What made Lisa stand out from the rest was her absolute dedication to her job. Fitness training is a clearly a vocation for Lisa as she is constantly going to conferences or training courses to gain more knowledge; she is absolutely committed to every one of her numerous clients. Working with her has given me new insight and motivation – she provided me with motivation to stay in shape and a programme I have successfully continued with on my own, both comfortably and effectively. When the going gets rough, Lisa makes me laugh, which keeps me committed to working out – who knew that a killer exercise routine could not only get the job done, but also be FUN!
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