Improving Core Strength and Stability – Webinar
December 2 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm MST
As a pioneer in movement and exercise, Joseph Pilates observed the importance of core stabilization as well as other important principles of movement. In the 1930s he utilized these principles in the creation of his own exercise program. Decades later, the evidence is clear, Joseph Pilates was correct – the importance of core stabilization is vital to effective spinal rehabilitation and the rehab of multiple other injuries. Since inception, the Pilates community has continued to evolve his approach and it is now used in both exercise and rehabilitation settings to improve posture, flexibility, and muscular balance.
This course will cover the comprehensive evidence of Pilates and instruct clinicians on implementing the principles of Pilates into evidence-based practice. Each principle will be practiced using multiple exercises throughout the day learning appropriate modifications based on patients’ needs. Participants will practice treatment planning considerations for low back, thoracic, neck, hip, knee and shoulder injuries. Participants will also discover techniques to best activate and facilitate desired muscle engagement while inhibiting others. Ultimately, each participant will enhance their reasoning for prescribing specific exercises, be more effective at instructing the exercises, and be able to progress patients to greater efficient functional movement.
- Innovative methods to strengthen functional core stability for fit or frail patients of all ages that work in any setting and can be used in the clinic the next day
- Learn multiple variations and modifications for home exercise programs to accommodate patients with varying impairments and conditions
- Understand the interplay between proper breathing mechanics and abdominal support and utilize the concepts for decompression of the spine
- Develop a dynamic core stabilization/mobility treatment plan that goes beyond posture as a plumb line and trains core stability for 3-dimensional functional movement, balance and gait
- Intensive exercise labs for hands-on practice throughout the day