As a Pilates practitioner, I work with a wide variety of people who choose to do Pilates for vastly different reasons. However, one of the constants throughout the years is a steady stream of people who have been told there is nothing more that can be done for them medically or that the pain they are experiencing is unexplained. The only solution offered to them is pain relief medication and the people I see are searching for something more than a lifelong dependence on medication, that in many cases, isn't even an adequate solution. This is where Pilates comes in and offers hope to these people and this is why Pilates is often considered "the last resort". They may get relief from other therapies but it's only temporary so if Pilates doesn't work for them, there is nothing else left for them to try, which is a very daunting prospect. Fortunately for the vast majority of people that I have worked with over the years in this situation, Pilates or...
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