I would first consult your treating physician. If the physician approves Pilates he/ she should give your physical therapist guidelines to protect your spine. The physical therapist should do a full evaluation and provide you with rational of implementing palates instead of other core stabilizing activities in a neutral spine. Best in health, JAG
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. My PT is of the opinion that using Pilates taught by a PT would be the way for me to learn how to stabilize my back and quit firing my back muscles at the wrong time. I will still be using some of the basic exercises as well.
Unfortunately, my surgeon seems to not wish to deal with anything unless another surgery is needed.
I was looking for confirmation that I was on the right track and just wanted to make sure I was not making a mistake.
I can see, after starting classes with the new instructor, that she will be able to help me. She does work closely with my regular PT. I appreciate you taking the time to write back to me. It is such a maze trying to figure out the correct path.