Studies suggest that proactive strengthening and flexibility-recovery exercises can speed recovery after spine surgery. Whether they are preparing for or recovering from spinal surgery, recuperating from a back injury or just dealing with a fragile back, this book offers readers a regimen that will help manage pain and regain strength and mobility. The exercises in this book modify Pilates exercises to accommodate partially immobilised spines, making this routine safe and effective for readers with fragile backs. These exercises are designed not to compromise a spinal fusion. Instead they will do what Pilates exercises do best - stretch, strengthen and tone the trunk with precise positioning and movement, rather than repetition.