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The KEYS of Scoliosis Management in the Pilates Apparatus Environment

Pilates Chair based treatment of Scoliosis, focusing on Motor Control and Recruitment

Introduction

The condition of scoliosis benefits from the use of ‘keys’ to help unlock the functional patterns of scoliosis within the Pilates environment. These ‘keys’ are the switches that turn on little –used musculature that is often difficult to access without the use of assistive equipment. The bodily heat generated through the repetitive motion of the ‘keys’ promotes fascial glide and alterations. Learn apparatus specific exercises targeted to the cervical key, thoracic key, the waist key, the lumbar key, and the pelvic key to facilitate non-recruiting musculature and promote fascial balancing.

This is a basic to intermediate course.

Objectives

 Objectives:         Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Better understand a whole body commitment concept in targeting functional movement re-patterning through the use of body ‘keys’ in the Pilates Apparatus environment.
  2. Identify scoliosis –specific exercises to be used as ‘keys’ in the cervical, thoracic, waist, lumbar, and pelvic regions.
  3. Better understand the fascial impact on the whole body effects of scoliosis through the use of ‘keys’ in the Pilates Apparatus environment.
  4. Identify non-recruiting musculature in order to cue  a client toward recruitment of difficult to access body areas.
  5. Learn a comprehensive body ‘key’ program for the client with scoliosis in the Pilates Apparatus environment. 
Pilates Cadillac based treatment of Scoliosis, focusing on Motor Control and Recruitment

Duration

7 hours

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