Rheumatology: Working With Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, and Scleroderma

This 8-hour course is designed to help the Pilates teacher understand the benefits of Pilates for patients with diverse arthritic pathologies. Anderson will discuss precautions Pilates teachers should know when working with degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, systemic arthritis, stenosis, and other rheumatologic pathologies. Participants will learn how to design programs for various real-life cases that will be presented by Anderson during the course.​

Objectives
  1. Understand the nature of both degenerative and systemic arthritic pathologies

  2. Identify stage of arthritis and appropriate physical activity for patients

  3. Learn appropriate modifications to Pilates Exercises for this special population

  4. Discuss the appropriate goals and objectives for this special population

  5. Practice language skills to minimize alarm and encourage hope in patients

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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