Until now, there have been few studies proving by the scientific method that Pilates relieves back pain.
A study at the rehabilitation institute at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot has shown that Pilates, a physical fitness system developed a century ago by Joseph Pilates in Germany, can strengthen the body physically and emotionally after a heart attack.
Pilates, which focuses on controlled movements, has some 14,000 instructors and over 10 million people who practice it regularly in the US alone.
The Kaplan team headed by physiologist Dr. Ayelet GIladi, explained that after a heart attack, many patients feel lack of confidence and are afraid to exercise as they did before the event.
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