Pilates for Pain Relief

To date, we truly believe Pilates has been underutilised as a treatment for chronic pain.

Chronic pain, unfortunately, comes in many different forms. Some suffer from back or neck pain while others deal with joint or muscular pain. Fibromyalgia is a category for widespread aches, pains, stiffness, tenderness, and general fatigue. Regardless of the cause or its presentation, chronic pain can wear you down and make your life miserable.

Many physical therapists and physicians recognise and praise the benefits of Pilates for pain relief in their patients. They also often recommend their patients practice Pilates training in Sydney for post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation, including shoulders, hips and knees. Pilates can also assist with management of disorders such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, nerve pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, and pelvic floor dysfunction through the strengthening and conditioning of Pilates training.

The accommodating nature of our bodies is what makes Pilates such an amazing tool for combating pain. The focus on creating balanced bodies from top to bottom encourages slow or lagging muscles to reactivate. The engagement of these muscles can help alleviate pain throughout the rest of your body as you regain strength and achieve a balanced core and improved spinal support system.

So you’re ready to join us for some Pilates training in Sydney? Great! Choose from one of our four studios located in Glebe, Crows Nest, Manly and Sydney CBD and register for a 2 for $20 trial today.

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise using multiple muscle groups and focuses heavily on core-strength and flexibility. Pilates is becoming the go-to method for many people to manage chronic pain.

targeted Pilates program can provide many benefits for people living with chronic pain, helping them live a full and active life. A Pilates program can be tailored in response to a ‘flare’ or an increase in symptoms and can offer relief from pain and stiffness. Practicing Pilates also works by helping the brain to concentrate on using the body as a whole and stops the brain from focusing on painful areas.

Pilates is able to help and improve pain relief in the following ways:

  • Strengthening and toning core muscles such as your abdominals, lower back, hips and buttocks (your body’s core support foundations)
  • Increased body awareness and mental concentration
  • Rehabilitation and prevention of strains and injuries (quite often caused by muscle imbalances)
  • Stabilisation of your spine; improved coordination and balance
  • Lessening anxiety and boosting mood
  • Increased lung capacity and circulation (deep and steady breathing) to cleanse the body of toxins
  • Developing and conditioning the important deeper muscle system rather than the superficial muscle layers
  • Lubrication of joints, allowing each to glide easily, decreasing wear and tear


If you are currently suffering from chronic pain or any muscular or skeletal discomfort, we recommend seeking the advice of a healthcare professional.

You may have already had a chat with your physio or GP and Pilates training in Sydney was recommended as part of your management program – great choice! The team at Dynamic Pilates are happy to help you find the perfect class to kick start your pain management and help you on the way to becoming a better you!