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If everything works the same for back pain, why do Pilates? With Adam McAtee and Raphael Bender

Don’t worry dear listener, there are PLENTY of good… no GREAT reasons to do Pilates for people with back pain. We share some of them here.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Schedule a call with our team here
  • Connect with Adam McAtee on IG here
  • Follow Raph on IG here
  • Brinjikji et al. 2015 – Disk bulge is highly prevalent in pain-free people here
  • Changes in low back pain after TrA retraining are not related to changes in TrA timing here
  • Changes in low back pain after strength or flexibility training are not related to changes in strength or flexibility here
  • Voltaire: The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease here
  • Physical therapy patients who receive guideline-based care have better outcomes here
  • More non-guideline concordant treatments correlate with increased risk that pain becomes chronic here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s books:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
  • How to make $100k/year teaching Pilates here
About Adam McAtee:

Adam is a Senior Trainer at Breathe Education, and has been teaching Pilates since 2009. Alongside his commitment to the practice, Adam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and will complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2024.Adam’s genuine passion lies in sharing evidence-based information with fellow Pilates instructors. His goal is to support their growth while helping them become better, happier and more financially successful.Beyond his professional endeavors, Adam finds solace in life’s simple pleasures. He appreciates the art of a well-crafted cup of coffee, embraces an active lifestyle to maintain physical well-being, and eagerly explores new destinations while seizing opportunities to immerse himself in the tranquility of the ocean. Adam also cherishes quality time spent with his loved ones, including his partner, daughter, and their three dogs.

How to Connect with Adam:

  • Find Adam McAtee on IG here
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