This is a 2-day lecture and lab course designed to prepare the Pilates teacher for assessment and program design of the osteoporotic or osteopenic client. The course is also appropriate for clients with osteoporosis or osteopenia who are interested in enriching their understating about their condition.
Definitions of osteoporosis and osteopenia
Risk factors for osteoporosis
Diagnosis and screening process for osteoporosis
Questionnaire used for determining a client's risk
Discussion of peri- and post-menopausal relationship to osteoporosis Interpretation of Bone Densitomitry Studies
T-scores and Z-scores
Latest research in exercise for osteoporosis
Program Design and appropriate exercise progressions
Fracture prevention tips
Contraindicated movements and exercises
In participatory labs, the appropriate exercises and modifications will be covered in mat work with and without props, Trapeze Table, Reformer, Chair & Barrels. Two 1-hour mat classes will be taught utilizing exercises as appropriate for intermediate level clients or Seniors with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
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)