More than 80% of the adult population suffer from low back pain at some time in their life.

Medical guidelines recommend that people with non- specific low back pain should be encouraged to
stay physically active and exercise. Gentle, effective exercise, delivered by a properly trained exercise professional, can often help with the prevention and management of low back pain.

The Back4Good programme will teach you the
basics of Pilates – Alignment, Breathing and Centring, leading on to a series of exercises designed to help you control your movements and improve your posture, increasing both the strength and flexibility of your back, strengthening the core abdominals that support your back, improving the quality of your movements and keeping your spine flexible and strong.

Back4Good Practitioners are exercise specialists who are trained to help people with non – specific low back pain. Practitioners are already experienced Body Control Pilates teachers. They have additionally undertaken extensive training exclusively related to exercise referral and low back pain to become a
Back4Good Practitioner and a Level4 Advanced Exercise Instructor.

BackCare, the national charity for healthier backs, has endorsed the training programme for
Back4Good Practitioners, who are registered BackCare Professionals

You can be referred to the
Back4Good programme by your medical practitioner, such as your Gp or Physiotherapist, or you can refer yourself.

At present only
one to one tuition is available, but small group classes may be arranged in the future.