Back pain whether because of injury or just improper posture can seriously interfere with a person’s quality of life. A herniated disk is a surprisingly common and challenging condition where one or more disks are pressing and thereby irritating nearby nerves. More and more doctors are prescribing therapeutic Pilates to manage this type of discomfort. Sometimes a person may not necessarily feel pain, but such a condition still needs to be improved before it gets worse, as it is degenerative in nature.


The best remedy is to achieve lumbopelvic stabilization (LPS) in a neutral pelvic position and mitigate the mobility and irritation around the nerves. This basically means creating alignment, support and space in the hips, pelvis and lower back. Clients with back issues will benefit most from Private Pilates sessions which allow the teachers to form fit an exercise regimen to the individual, taking care to strengthen their core musculature without causing further injury to the spine. The instructors focus on proper execution of various exercises to “shore up” the lumbar vertebras while maintaining a neutral pelvis.


At Mongoose Bodyworks Soho in NYC we see clients like this every day. Our handpicked instructors individualize programs for each client. We explain the effect each move is having on their client’s body and educate the client how to retrain their habits as well as how to avoid further injury between the sessions. Initial movements are more focused on the area of concern and as progress is made larger and more global movements are gradually incorporated into the routine.

Mongoose Bodyworks Soho offers a Pilates program that provides overall wellness of body and mind. Located in Soho NYC.

tel: 212 431 8377