Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies

This three-day certificate course presents a Physical Therapy approach to working with clients who have injuries, physical limitations, or movement dysfunctions. Focusing primarily on the cervical and lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot, the course covers functional anatomy, biomechanics and a review of current literature. Specific injuries and pathologies, such as disc disease, post-surgical conditions, rotator cuff syndrome, tendinopathies and osteoarthritis, are examined. Students learn about precautions and/or contraindications for these conditions, as well as exercise options and modifications to the original BASI Pilates repertoire. Course participants learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly encountered pathologies and injuries, via lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practice.

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Day One

Objectives: 1. Review anatomy, biomechanics, and current literature related to the spine. 2. Learn precautions and/or contraindications for common spinal pathologies. 3. Understand which exercises from the Pilates repertoire are appropriate for specific spinal injuries/pathologies. 4. Learn modifications to original exercises and/or new exercises appropriate for clients with spinal issues.

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Day 2

Objectives: 1. Review anatomy, biomechanics, and current literature related to the shoulder complex and hip. 2. Learn precautions and/or contraindications for common shoulder and hip pathologies. 3. Understand which exercises from the Pilates repertoire are appropriate for specific injuries/pathologies. 4. Learn modifications to original exercises and/or new exercises appropriate for clients with shoulder or hip issues.

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Day 3

Objectives: 1. Review anatomy, biomechanics, and current literature related to the knee, foot and ankle  2. Learn precautions and/or contraindications for common knee, foot and ankle pathologies. 3. Understand which exercises from the Pilates repertoire are appropriate for specific injuries/pathologies. 4. Learn modifications to original exercises and/or new exercises appropriate for clients with knee, foot and/or ankle issues.

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