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Will pilates fix my injury

As a Physiotherapist I get asked this all the time.

Pilates has become the go-to for all injuries that don’t appear to be improving with Physiotherapy treatment.

Even though I do believe that Pilates has its place in re-habilitation I also feel that people are being pressured into spending a great deal of money on an exercise which may not be the answer to their pain.

I wanted to highlight my views.

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Shin Splints

Do your shins throb and ache after your daily run or just sprinting to catch the bus? It could be shin splints.

The cause is stress on your shinbone and the connective tissues that attach muscles to your bones. They get inflamed and painful.

This common problem can result from:

  • Flat feet,when the impact of a step makes your foot's arch collapse
  • Shoes that don’t fit well or provide good support
  • Working out without warmup or cooldown stretches
  • Weak ankles, hips, or core muscles

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