Physical Therapy and Pilates Continuing Education
Course Description and Objectives:
Course Description: This 2 day course is designed to bridge the gap between physical therapy scoliosis specific exercises (PSSE) and Pilates. This course addresses the importance of the 3-D aspect of scoliosis, through the lens of biotensegrity and spatial connectivity. Participants will learn how to screen for scoliosis, how to observe the body as an integrated whole , and how to design and implement a movement program for training scoliotic clients. Students will learn specific Exercise Guidelines to avoid putting someone at risk for progression or injury. We will learn exercises that address repatterining as well as core strength and mobility issues. Exercises will include matwork as well as material for Pilates apparatus. This work is ideal to prepare individuals who are transitioning from physical therapy to a Pilates program.
Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:
* List the guidelines for scoliosis exercises, based on Cobb angle and pathologies.
* Perform a screening for scoliosis.
* Demonstrate the ability to perform the Adams test using a Scoliometer.
* Define the exercise movement precautions related to scoliosis as defined by the Schroth method.
* Demonstrate a knowledge of teaching strategies for the working with scoliosis.
* Have a toolbox of exercises that have been shown to be successful with scoliotic clients.
PMA credits: 8
WPTA credits: 8.75
April 10-11, 2021
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Patti Orthwein, PT,
Amy Beversdorf, MFA, NCPT
Laban/Bartenieff Certified Movement Analyst
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