My Bad Back & Your Pilates Physio


Danielle Levy, Your Pilates Physio, Clinical pilates, pilates, back injury, nurse blogger, Liverpool blogger, nurse, wirral blogger,

It's been nearly 3 years since I injured my back and I still to this day struggle with daily pain and regular flare-ups. I've never found workouts that worked for my body without irritating my back injury, a couple of people have suggested that I try Yoga and Pilates as a fab way to stretch my back and workout at the same time, however I've struggled to find any classes by me that starts from the beginning and we all know I haven't got the balls to head to the next class I see and just go for it! Luckily the lovely Lyndsay from Your Pilates Physio offered me a trial of her online, try-anywhere pilates videos where I could grasp the basics and try it out at a time that suits me to help me fall back in love with exercising.

Danielle Levy, Your Pilates Physio, Clinical pilates, pilates, back injury, nurse blogger, Liverpool blogger, nurse, wirral blogger,
Danielle Levy, Your Pilates Physio, Clinical pilates, pilates, back injury, nurse blogger, Liverpool blogger, nurse, wirral blogger,
Danielle Levy, Your Pilates Physio, Clinical pilates, pilates, back injury, nurse blogger, Liverpool blogger, nurse, wirral blogger,

Your Pilates Physio is the brainchild of the amazing Lyndsay Hirst, she started in the NHS (like me!) back in 2003 as a physiotherapist and has over 10 years experience working with people to overcome injuries, musculoskeletal problems and back, neck, shoulder and hip pain. Not only is she a physiotherapist with her own successful practice, but she has also used her knowledge and knowing how an injury and pain can have such an effect on the human body to create her own unique Pilates exercise programmes that can suit anyone regardless of their fitness level or current injuries, there is something for everyone!

So let's take it back a step and talk about what actually happened to my back because I don't really think I got into what happened back then. One of the dangers of being a nurse is definitely manual handling, for those of you that don't know that involves things like rolling, lifting and helping patient's that can't move independently get up and around. Although we do training with regular updates, things can still happen and injuries can occur. Unfortunately, I was one of those people and I suffered a back injury within my first year of being a registered nurse, despite multiple scans and tests they have never been able to get to the bottom of what exactly is wrong with my back, but as multiple nurses have said to me once it's gone, it's gone. My current diagnosis is that I might have a trapped nerve and I have deconditioned joints, muscles, ligaments which need rebuilding. 

For the past couple of months, I've had quite a few people including physios at work recommend trying pilates as it will help me to build up my back whilst working out without causing me any more pain or injury. I've been trying out the Your Pilates Physio videos for the past couple of weeks, I tried out the 14-day challenge (which is perfect because you can get 14-day free trial) but I found that I could fit the videos into my weekly schedule easier than I thought as there is such a range of videos all with different time limits. Lyndsay has everything from general pilates and pilates for beginners videos to specifics videos that work for people that suffer with pain in different areas of their body.

I've been particularly loving the videos that help with back pain, it's helped to loosen up my spine and rebuild the muscles in my back. Over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed that my resting pain levels have improved from an 7/10 to 3-4/10 which is such an incredible improvement and I never thought that I would get to this stage and it's all thanks to Lyndsay! I have been using these workouts at the gym (on my at home days, sometimes it's nice just to be able to get out of the house and get some fresh air and workout somewhere different), I've been using them in combination with my regular walks/walks on the treadmill and it's helped me to fall back in love with exercising!

Lyndsay offers two different plans for her website, after your 14-day free trial you can either pay £12.99 a month or £120 for a year subscription, both of which can be cancelled at any time. All you have to do is sign up for your free-trial and fill out a questionnaire to ensure there's nothing that you might aggravate or any adaptations you might need to make whilst using her videos and then you can get to enjoying the videos! 

Lyndsay has also kindly offered me a 25% discount code off for all my readers, use the code 25me for 25% off either the monthly or annual subscriptions.

Have you tried out clinical pilates? 

Speak to you next time!
*I was gifted a trial of Your Pilates Physio. All opinions are honest and my own.
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