Cochrane casts doubt on Pilates for back pain

There is no conclusive evidence that Pilates is better than any other form of exercise for low back pain, according to an Australian-authored Cochrane review.

The review looked at ten studies of over 500 people, with six comparing Pilates to minimal intervention and four comparing it to other exercises.

The researchers from Sydney’s George Institute found “low to moderate evidence” that Pilates was