I went to see a physiotherapist for 6 months for painful sciatica, lower back, pelvis and leg pain after a tough pregnancy. She prescribed a physiotherapy course based on Pilates and when I was done she suggested I try other Pilates videos or classes to continue my recovery. They nearly killed me! Until I found this DVD.
The other Pilates I tried was trying too hard to be, well, 'hard' -- to appeal to superfit people. This tape is back to basics, nothing fancy, exercises that simply work.
They are the exact exercises my physiotherapist prescribed plus a few more I trust implicitly because the focus is on safety, precision, core strength and results... not fancy locations, uber sexy actresses, and pretty leotards (though the scenery is nice, the instructor pleasing, just not over powering).
I am quite simply better off. The sciatica pain is easing off -- and I don't have to pay out a lot more money to go back to the physio. I'm sticking with this!