Lower Extremity Orthopedics

Developed by Dr. Brent Anderson, this one day non-apparatus course focuses on pathology of the hip, knee, foot and ankle. Lecture will be followed by cases studies where the student will develop movement interventions in the Pilates environment based on the Polestar Pilates movement principles.

By the end, you will be able to design exercise programs for clients with lower extremity pathology in:

  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Post-Rehabilitation Settings
  • Pilates Studios
  • Home exercise programs

The following lower extremity pathologies will be presented and discussed:

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Labral Tears

  • Snapping Hip Syndrome

  • Hip Dislocations Meniscal and Ligament Tears

  • Patello-femoral Dysfunction

  • Chondromalacia

  • Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

  • Achilles and Posterior

  • Tibial Tendinitis Sprains and Strains

  • Morton's Neuroma

  • Plantar Fasciitis

This continuing education course will advance the skill set of both the novice and expert Pilates instructor. This course may also be a great Introductory Pilates course for those who have a strong understanding of the body and movement science but have had minimal or no formal training in the Pilates repertoire.

Duration: 8 hours
Prerequisite:

Successful completion of the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Series OR a comparable comprehensive Pilates teacher training; OR licensed medical or rehabilitation professional (MD, PT, OT, DO, RN, Bach Sp Sc/Hmn Mvt, Bach App Sc)

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