We’ve recently seen an article discussing research looking into Pilates for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
AS is a long-term condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. It causes chronic pain and lifelong physical disability.
Whilst treatment is available to relieve the symptoms and help prevent or delay its progression, Pilates has never really been studied with a connection to helping AS, until now.
The one year study delivered findings that “indicate considerable improvements in all outcome measures in response to the intervention, confirming that exercises based on the Pilates method could be a useful component of treatment for AS patients.”
“The improvements in physical and functional capacity noted in the AS patients completing this pilot study confirm that Pilates training is a therapeutic option that warrants further investigation.”
We think this is great news and hopefully further studies with Pilates will help those suffering with AS.