Yesterday I had a class with my Pilates teacher - we got talking about my career ideas (as I tend to do with everyone at the moment!). She had been on a 4 day course about lower back pain and the role that Pilates can play in helping these patients. One whole day out of the four - i.e. 25% of their time - was entirely devoted to being aware, understanding and discussing the psychological, personal and socio-economic effects of such a painful and chronic condition.
How encouraging to hear that some professionals (although Pilates teachers are very holistic to start off with!) are giving due weight to these hidden aspects of long-term illness.