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Core Stability Improves Immune System Function

Joseph H. Pilates invented, what I believe, the powerhouse of core exercise during WWI. Confined to a prison camp during a devastating influenza outbreak that took the lives of up to 70% of rural town populations, not one of the residents in Joseph Pilates' prison camp became a statistic due to his ingenuity of a specific core exercise program using torn up bed sheets and bed springs.


Prior to commencing one of my patients/clients into a Pilates program, I make sure each individual can find their deep core stabilizing muscles and perform proper motor control of these muscles to keep themselves safe in carrying out a Pilates program. This carries over to being able to maintain a stable spine during life's dynamic demands. Pilates can be performed on a mat, with a ball, in standing, or on a variety of professional Pilates equipment.


To define your deep core muscles, check out this series on my YouTube channel.


BP cuff set up - YouTube

Extending a BP cuff line - YouTube (optional)

Specific Exercise for Low Back Pain - Level 1 - YouTube

Specific Exercise for Low Back Pain - Level 2 - YouTube

Specific Low Back Exercise - Level 3 - YouTube

Specific Low Back Exercise - Level 4 - YouTube




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