Working with Seniors : Assessment for Pilates workout design
Assessing and designing a workout for a senior with early onset Parkinsons, plantar fascia discomfort, shoulder impingement, and hemisphere imbalances. This course will empower instructors with information that will assist them in delivering their services to a wider variety of participants. Seniors greatly benefit from the Pilates Method of physical conditioning, and this course is a great introduction to help movement educators expand their vocabulary and tools available to us within the realm of the Pilates Method.
- taking history, assessing range
- foot mobility
- releasing the psoas
- assessing posture, gait, stability of the pelvis, and integration of breath
- decompressing the spine, balancing pelvic floor with breath, and brain integration
Pilates for Dancers : Assess, Design
Assessing and designing a workout for a dancer who is almost entirely pain-free, but on occasion suffers from neck pain. Learn how to draw important information from the client about their past injuries and traumas, and examine how this influences their movement patterns.
- assessing the pelvis
- increasing a dancer's stability and symmetry
- hyper mobile movers and how to correct them
- integrating leg and core strength with breath for whole body integration
- finding the weak link
The Spine Corrector for Release Work & Cranial-Sacral Rocking
Learn how to use your spine corrector (also called a small barrel), for altering how participants experience breath. This course focuses on release work, imprinting, strengthening spinal conditioning, sequencing, and measuring results. The course concludes with Cranial-Sacral rocking, something everyone should experience at least once in their life ! A fantastic course for instructors who are wanting to dig deeper into the breath work before starting a Pilates workout. The Spine Corrector is one of the most important pieces of apparatus existing in a Pilates studio, this course will demonstrate why, and it will teach you how to get more use out of your barrels !
Advanced Release Work : Assessing and responding to chronic pain within the context of the Pilates Method
Assessing a fibromyalgia flare and responding to it. When Nicola came in for filming we assumed we were going to film advanced workout design, however this was not possible as she was in pain. So we acted in the moment, responding to what was presented to us - a body that was suffering. This course will give you insight into how Risa manages such cases in the moment, with assessment, Boditree Release Work, and experiencing the dance between assessment and response. You will see how the body becomes prepared for Pilates, with measurable results from before to after the session.
- Boditree Release Work (tm)
- assessing and releasing the pelvis
- assessing and releasing the neck and collarbone
- assessing and releasing psoas, rebalancing breath with the ribs, and integrating hemispheres