7-day free trial


Empowering You with Knowledge: The Made By Movement Approach to Back Pain

At Made By Movement, we believe that the more knowledge you have about your back pain, the better equipped you are to take care of yourself. Our approach goes beyond simply offering high-quality yoga and Pilates classes; we also provide physio education to help you understand your condition and make informed decisions about your care.

With so much conflicting information online, it can be overwhelming to know what advice to follow. That's why we prioritise research and evidence-based practices to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment for your unique situation. We provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions that are tailored to your individual needs, goals, and lifestyle.

By empowering you with knowledge, we enable you to take control of your back pain and achieve long-lasting results. The more you know, the better you can care for yourself, and the better you will feel. Trust Made By Movement to be your partner in your journey to a pain-free life.

Classes, Physio education, exercises 


Our back pain resources: 

  • Online yoga classes (physio led)
  • Online Pilates classes (physio led)
  • Physio exercises 
  • Reliable, evidence based physio education

The Research into: Pilates & yoga for back pain

Pilates or Yoga? Often people aren't sure which to try to help improve their back pain. You probably know, that people rave about Pilates, claiming that it saved their back or improved their posture in a major way. However, we have all met those who love yoga, and have heard that nothing else comes close to giving them the pain relief they seek. Ultimately it is a personal choice and enjoyment - there is research that supports both yoga and Pilates for positively impacting back pain. For example as shown on very well health:

The Research on Pilates for Back Pain

A 2011 review looked back on nearly 15 years of research and concluded that while more studies need to be performed and quality of results depends greatly on factors like instructor expertise, there's promise for using Pilates as a means of relief for back pain.3 Across multiple studies, participants who took part in a Pilates regimen experienced less back pain, no matter their age or athletic level. On the other hand, a 2013 review reported that the small number of studies, as well as poor quality of the studies, precluded the authors from recommending Pilates for reducing pain and disability in people with chronic low back pain. Similarly, a 2015 Cochrane Database Review could not find conclusive evidence that Pilates is superior to other forms of exercise for low back pain. So, what does this all mean? Pilates helps relieve back pain - YES but if you don't enjoy it there are other ways you can get the same results. 


The Research on Yoga for Back Pain

For yoga, the picture research paints is a little brighter. A 2015 review published in the International Journal of Yoga looked at six studies involving 570 patients. The researchers found that in the short term, Iyengar may be effective for treating chronic spinal pain. The review, however, did not find evidence for yoga as a back treatment in the long term. Similarly, a 2013 study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain found strong evidence that yoga is effective in the short term. It also found moderate evidence for long-term use. The researchers recommend yoga as an "additional therapy for low-back pain." And finally, the Oklahoma Medical Association weighed in on yoga and meditation in their 2017 meta-analysis. The review found that for people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and low back pain, yoga and meditation significantly helped decrease pain and dysfunction." However, it is important to note the take away for yoga is overall similar to Pilates - yoga when done consistently can be an excellent way to improve and stop back pain but if you don't enjoy it do something else that gets similar movement in!