Whilst we see lots of people with back problems, neck and shoulder issues feature highly too. Sometimes people are not even aware of the tension they create in this area. It seems it’s our default position when we are cross/stressed/tired or all of that are shoulders up around our ears. Truly if we tensed our abdominal wall or maybe the pelvic floor muscles as often as we did our shoulders, we’d all have 6 packs and Tena Lady/Man would see the share price fall with lack of sales. Sadly it’s not, constant tensing of the shoulders around our ears simply seems to create problems with pain and poor posture being the end result.
Being a pilates teacher is like being an undertaker, as long as there are keyboards, we will have customers! This year marks 20 years since I first trained to teach Pilates and finally I am embracing social media to send out the message about exercise and pain and where it can help. Perhaps dispel a few myths and most of all educate anyone seeking help with back pain and all that comes with it.
Karen Grinter, Mum, Pilates Teacher, Back Pain and Exercise Specialist, Business Owner and Millie's Owner!