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The Back4GoodŽ Programme

For the prevention and management of Low Back Pain

More than 80% of the adult population suffer from low back pain at some time in their life. It is one of the most common reasons why people take time off work, and may be distressing and frustrating as quality of life often suffers.

Yet gentle, effective exercise, delivered by a properly trained exercise professional, can often help with the prevention and management of low back pain. This was underlined by the recent publication by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) of medical guidelines recommending that people with persistent non-specific low back pain should be encouraged to stay physically active and exercise. GPs and medical practitioners are encouraged to refer patients, where appropriate, to properly qualified exercise professionals.

You don't need to be referred to benefit from our specially-adapted Pilates exercises, as our Back4Good® Practitioners all offer Healthy Back small group classes or 'one to one' sessions. They are trained to help people with non-specific low back pain and are experienced Body Control Pilates teachers, having been certified by Europe’s foremost Pilates organisation. They have additionally undertaken extensive training exclusively related to exercise referral and low back pain to become a Back4Good® Practitioner.

Our training has been endorsed by leading experts in this area as meeting best practice in terms of safety and effectiveness. All Back4Good® Practitioners are also registered as a ‘BackCare Professional’ with BackCare, the UK charity for healthier backs.

Please click here to view our Information Leaflet.

Back4Good® Practitioners

More than 350 qualified Back4Good® Practitioners are already delivering Healthy Back classes and 1:1 sessions. We  expect this figure to rise to more than 400 in the coming months. 

Please go to the Find A Teacher section of this website and enter your postcode to find your nearest Back4Good® Practitioner, or email Lynn Edmonstone in the Body Control Pilates office.