This workshop will provide a background on Chronic Pain Syndromes such as Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis and why Pilates is such an effective tool in the management of these syndromes. Research has shown that Chronic Pain is best managed through an inter-disciplinary approach focusing on exercise. The Pilates method with its emphasis on breath, core strength and joint stability is particularly successful for those suffering from chronic pain. You will learn specific modifications and strategies necessary to guide your client through a Pilates session. You will also learn how to evaluate which modifications are appropriate and why.
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