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Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies
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.

Program Schedule

  • Day 1 May 27, 2016 12pm - 7pm
    Samantha Wood Samantha Wood

    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.

  • Day 2 May 28, 2016 12pm - 7pm
    Samantha Wood Samantha Wood

    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.

  • Day 3 May 29, 2016 9am - 4pm
    Samantha Wood Samantha Wood

    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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  • Julia

    Excellent-and Sam is a gold!

    Not only a great course for us that wants to work with injured clients, but it is a great for any instructor that need a review of the human body and anatomy, and its complexly. Sam is a very good and efficient presenter!! A course well recommended!

    The only note I would see is that on the pages where the exercises are presented, is to already have some prewritten notes to which excise belongs to what injury/pathology like because as you are trying to look at the exercises being performed, as well as writing everything, the info gets a bit lost which leads to unnecessary questions and discussions.


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  • Laurie

    Loved the course - great practical explanations on how to modify exercises for clients with injuries.

    Loved the course - great practical explanations on how to modify exercises for clients with injuries.
    Really good overview of anatomy - leaves me curious & wanting to learn more!!
    One suggestion is to have separate handout of Basi Block system for homework assignments. This would allow students to make extra copies to take notes on - when classmates presented their recommended exercise layout. Well done
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  • Petros

    Course was very very good!

    Maybe if there was one more day, it would better to cover all this material, because it was a lot of information in 3 days. But in general the Course was very very good!
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  • Meiko

    It was great. I wish we had had more time, for example, for Question and Answer.

    It was great. I wish we had had more time, for example, for Question and Answer.
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  • Ann

    This course should be required for all Pilates Instructors!

    I came away with a much better understanding of how to handle my clients injuries as they present themselves. I believe the course will help keep my clients safe and allow me a greater freedom to work with them while they are injured. THANK YOU!
    Should be required material for every instructor!
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  • Hannah

    I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Maybe more pictures in the handout, otherwise material was fine. Also from a Physio perspective I found a lot of it revision so maybe a bit of warning of that when people are enrolling for the course, however I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  • Donna

    As a Practitioner who has been teaching Pilates for over 12 yrs, this was a good revision of anatomy , and also provided some very good tweaks to already known repertoire and also some nice knew movement based variations for working with a rehabbing cli

    As a Practitioner who has been teaching Pilates for over 12 yrs, this was a good revision of anatomy , and also provided some very good tweaks to already known repertoire and also some nice knew movement based variations for working with a rehabbing client.
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  • Megan

    Very detailed courseVery detailed with great explanation and rationales for the various repertoire components.

    Very detailed course with great explanation and rationales for the various repertoire components.
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  • sabrina

    Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies

    Samantha made the three days of the course very interesting and fun. The workbooks were very good and as she mentioned was only missing pictures of the anatomy. There was no need to write down the concepts, since they were already there, and we could focus on her explanations and demonstrations.
    I truly enjoyed it,

    Thanks Samantha!
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