Pilates was initially developed as a rehabilitative tool by Joseph Pilates, a German gymnast born in 1883,. Joseph dedicated his life to teaching his exercising techniques, believing that poor posture goes hand-in-hand with poor health.
Sciatica is defined as pain in the lower extremities resulting from irritation to the sciatic nerve. Pain is typically felt from lower back to the back of the thigh and can radiate to below the knee. Sciatica can cause pain, a burning sensation, numbness or tingling, and can feel like a jolt or electric shock.