I have a client who is kyphotic as well as slightly swayback whose physical therapist has prescribed roman chair back extensions. Personally, I think those exercises are for advanced exercisers and as a pilates instructor as well as personal trainer, I’m sure my client is more likely to end up with low back pain. Any comments?
I agree, that that movement is pretty advanced.
I noticed in your comments that you too are a pilates instructor. I received my training and certification through STOTT Pilates. One of the things that I appreciated very much about the STOTT Pilates approach is their emphasis on pilates programming based upon one’s posture.
Do you think it might be a good idea to suggest movements that involve supported extension of the thoracic spine and gradually progress the movement when her patient, is strong enough to perform more advanced exercises?
Hope this is of help.