I am 65 years old and have a lot of complaints about my back .. osteoarthritis, scoliosis, increased lordosis, pelvic torsion ..
And a well-worn hip.
I have always been fitness until 2 years, but also got fibromyalgia .. too many complaints and I stopped ..
Do exercises at home with light weights and elastic and on the exercise bike.
I now have a spit and think it is advisable to start building up more muscle.
GP prescribes pain relief for nothing else ..
What do you recommend, low-level fitness or pilates for example?
Sorry for the long mail!
Answer (Mark Chen, Physiotherapist/Personal Trainer)
Thank you for your question. That is quite the list! Fortunately, none of the problems need prevent you from having a pain-free life.
I agree, strength training can help a lot.
It is important that a strength program is designed by someone who knows what they are doing.
Pain due to a scoliosis / lordosis often has to do with a imbalanced amount of stress on the muscles and joints as a result of the abnormal shape of the spine.
A properly chosen exercise program should be aimed at making the “underloaded” muscles work more, and the “overloaded” muscles less.
Pilates can be a good option for this because of the focus on tightening the right muscles. Nevertheless, I would go for a personal approach under the guidance of a physical therapist.
OCA is a company that focuses on an active approach to health complaints and they have locations all over the country. Take a look and hopefully they can help you on the right track!