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A great thing about pilates is that, because it has a low impact on your muscles, it can be done daily without leaving you with sore muscles like a lot of other exercises do.

This means that for us people with arthritis our pilates studio sessions can easily be supplement with a daily routine which can be done at home.

We have compiled a list of exercises that do not require equipment called the daily dozen which can be done daily.

Please note that these exercises are not a comprehensive routine and are meant to supplement regular pilates sessions.

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Stretch the buttocks 23039
A good starter for any routine - the squat 18032
Stretch from the neck through to the ankles 13947
Stabilise the hips and groin 11017
A key to dealing with knee pain 15130
Strengthen the abdominal muscles 10337
Keep inner leg muscles strong 10600
Prevent lower back pain with a simple stretch 9740
Lower back and upper leg flexibility 10073
Prevent aching ankles 16061
Loosten your groin 8847
Strengthen your hips with the wall slide 13164
 
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  • Arthritis  ( 2 items )
    Arthritis can be a debilitating disease causing joints to inflame, lock up and cause great amounts of pain.

    The latest scientific thinking towards treating arthritis involves strengthening supporting muscle groups and increasing or at least maintaining joint mobility.

    Of course there is a lot more that can be done in treating arthritis however using pilates techniques for strengthening and stretching should be a great help.

    In this section we look into exactly what pilates can do for sufferers of arthritis and recommend some daily exercises that can help and explain what and why they are helpful.