Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis Supporting the Teachings of the Schroth Method


Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis Supporting the Teachings of the Schroth Method

Prerequisites:
Must complete the Introduction course.
Course Description

This 2-day course expands upon the theory and evidence supporting conservative care for Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) presented in the introductory course and includes conservative care for thoracic hyper-kyphosis. This course features dynamic skills labs that focus on assessing the Pilates client with IS and thoracic hyper-kyphosis and focuses on modifying Mat Pilates exercises based on the evidence supporting Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) and the teachings of the Schroth method. Introduction to Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis is a pre-requisite for this course.

Format: 1:4 Lecture /Lab
Course Objectives: By the end of this course the student will be able to

• Identify curve types and the forces that promote IS curve progression
• Understand forces promoting thoracic Kyphosis
• Provide an overall assessment of the Pilates client with IS and thoracic hyper-kyphosis to determine best exercise selection
• Improve breathing strategies for the client with IS and thoracic hyper-kyphosis
• Modify Pilates Mat exercises for the client with IS and thoracic hyper-kyphosis to support safe spinal alignment
• Understand how Mat modifications can transfer to Pilates apparatus exercises
• Understand scope of practice and how the PSSE/Schroth trained physical therapist and Pilates instructor can collaborate for the benefit of the client with scoliosis and thoracic hyper-kyphosis

Course Instructors:

Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, MSPT, DPT, MDT
Cert. Schroth-Barcelona Institute Educator

Lise Stolze, MPT, DSc, PMA®-CPT
Schroth-Barcelona Certified Therapist
Polestar Pilates Educator

Course Participants:

1. Pilates instructors
2. PSSE/Schroth trained physical therapists
3. Physical therapists
4. Scoliosis patients using PSSE/Schroth Method



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