Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

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Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Abc8910 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:19 pm

Could somebody please recommend a Physio/Pilates teacher that is available for 1:1 sessions (ideally at home) to help with lumbar disc prolapse. Trying all I can to avoid surgery if at all possible.

Would be grateful for any advice. Please share any success stories as feeling very worried about prognosis. L2/L3 is affected.

Thanks so much in advance.
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Star » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:26 am

I am so sorry about your back problems. It really is excruciatingly painful and leaves your feeling very vulnerable and frightened.
I had an aggravated disc nearly 2 years ago and I visited a physiotherapist in Balham (Thurleigh Practice) who was recommended to me by a mum at the school gate who had had surgery for a herniated disc. The physiotherapist, apart from manipulation during the sessions also gave Pilates exercises to do at home which were excellent. A lot of back extension exercises, not flexing forward and also stretching the hamstrings. Weirdly this happened during me studying to become a Pilates teacher, having never knowingly experienced back issues or pain before! The irony of it! I remember being in tears because I couldn't sit on a chair during a physiotherapy lecture and feeling sick because we were learning about the spine in detail. I recovered very quickly thanks to 5 sessions:
http://www.julietmossphysio.co.uk/treatments/
I now feel stronger than ever and really have felt in tune with my body since experiencing this and know which exercises to do to strengthen my core ( by core we mean back as well) and the weaknesses around the Body which lead to back problems.
As someone who is about to qualify I would say be really choosy about the Pilates teacher who comes to you. I am teaching privately to friends for free but your case is not something I would do without having taken special training in dealing with herniated and slipped discs even when I qualify.
I recommend contacting the Body Control Pilates office near the British museum where I've been training and they have many teachers who work with the NHS. They have a huge database of experienced and highly qualified teachers who will be specially trained and should be able to assist you with a local one.

http://www.bodycontrolpilates.com/shop/ ... finder.php
or you could email them for advice on how to find a teacher. They also have a class called Back 4 Good for those with lower back issues at the centre near the museum.
There are some Pilates teachers out there who have taken a course that takes a short time to qualify and there will be people who shouldn't really be teaching other than those who are fit. Be very choosy and also work with a physiotherapist. The one I recommended is fantastic.
I also recommend Physio 4 Life in Putney where I first fell in love with Pilates 9 years ago, although the prices for classes are quite a lot higher than when I used to go, but they are in small groups now or even 1:1.

There is a lot that can be done to improve your back health.

Best of luck
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Abc8910 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:44 am

Thank you so much Star for your detailed reply. I will contact Juliet Moss first and go from there. So good to hear you have had treatment that has worked. Thank you again and best of luck with your Pilates career.
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby tooposhtopush » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:08 pm

The Recentre on Balham High Road is also excellent.

I have used them for a couple of different things over the years and always been delighted with the result. I do agree with Star, you have a very specific problem and I would ask beforehand re experiences but I would be surprised if they can't help.

Hope you feel on the mend soon

TPTP
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Abc8910 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:50 pm

Thank you TPTP
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Star » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:44 pm

I love the Recentre too. You can buy 12 class passes and choose different Pilates classes as long as they are used within 3 months. All brilliant teachers and lovely studio.
I hope you recover quickly with help from a physiotherapist with physio-led pilates and get into Pilates and/or Yoga ( big believer in yoga too for spine health and mobile joints) regularly very soon.
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Re: Slipped lumbar disc & Physio/Pilates

Postby Jamielloydfitness » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:35 am

Hi I’m a sports therapist and trainer with over 16 years of experience.

I specialise in back neck and shoulder problems and in particular - sciatica.

You can call me on 07949162554
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