BASI Pilates Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

BASI Pilates
A review on the use of Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates in the treatment of lower back pain.
# 109598 | 2,182 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 04, 2008 in Nutrition (Exercise) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Medical and Health (Pharmacy)

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The paper discusses the lower back as an area of the body for which people seek pain treatment far more frequently than almost any other. The paper notes that chronic low back pain is a primary reason for individuals to seek and potentially become addicted to narcotic pain medication. Additionally, many individuals overuse over the counter analgesics and or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (often a cause of stomach problems or even vascular and cardiac damage). The paper discusses the use of BASI Pilates as a core muscle training program that can, when applied correctly, alleviate and even eliminate chronic lower back pain through training. This includes balance and the strengthening of abdominal and back muscles.

Anatomical Description of Lower Back
BASI Pilates Regiment (Abdomen and Lower Back)
Case Study

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Diagram of lower back Lumbar Spine and Sacrum" ND Retrieved November 18, 2007 from:
  • Field, Tiffany M. "Massage Therapy Effects." American Psychologist 53.12 (1998): 1270-1281.
  • Myslinski, Norbert R. "Using the Brain to Conquer Pain." World and I Feb. 2003: 132.
  • "Pilates exercise system to promote back health" ND Retrieved November 18, 2007 from:
  • Stehlin, Dori. "The Challenge of Relieving Pain." FDA Consumer Sept. 1991: 28.

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