Educator: Beth Kaplanek
Pilates Studios all over the country are attracting more and more individuals with a history of pathology including disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and joint replacements. Pilates is an attractive and popular exercise
choice once physical therapy has concluded and fitness becomes a priority. How do you offer a group class that is accessible for this population and create a successful movement experience? In this workshop we will focus on developing the techniques for creating a safe and effective class incorporating flow, cueing and teaching continuity to guide post rehabilitation clients through a successful movement experience achieving fitness goals. A focus on hip disassociation, ideal form and alignment, with modifications and progressions will be covered in this course curriculum.
1. To provide Pilates Instructors the tools needed to teach an “Align the Spine Class”.
2.To provide and establish effective cueing when teaching a varied group of participants spine and joint pathologies that are resolved and the client is cleared for group participation in a class setting.
3. Review of movement contraindications for this population of participants in a group class setting.
4. To provide guidelines for the development and design of a group class for this population with modifications and progressions while maintaining the flow
5. To experience a group mat and reformer class taught with these techniques
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