From the Back Cover
'The Pilates program to banish back pain'
Pilates expert Anna Selby has developed a special exercise program to get you out of pain and back on your feet. Starting with gentle exercises to mobilise the body after injury, it gradually builds up to more difficult exercises to strengthen the back and supporting muscles to protect against future back problems. And because Pilates is a gentle and low impact exercise, you can work the body without the risk of further injury. Anna shows you how to:
• Gently mobilize the body after an injury
• Strengthen the body so you can resume your everyday lifestyle
• Protect your back from future injury
• Improve flexibility and posture
Anna has designed her program so you won't need any specialist or studio equipment – you can follow it in the comfort of your own home.
About the Author
Anna Selby has been involved in many forms of dance and exercise, including ballet, Martha Graham technique, yoga and Tai Chi. Her initial interest was Pilates and she wrote the first book to include routines from Pilates in 1985. Since then she has written ten more books on health, fitness and exercise, and contributes features regularly to national magazines and newspapers. Claire Fone MCSP, SRP, Cert. Health Ed., a physiotherapist who qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London, with distinction in 1984, founded the successful Westminster Physiotherapy Centre in 1994 offering clients physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates and massage therapy.