Scoliosis

Enhance practical knowledge of scoliosis from early age through adulthood and the accompanying pathologies, limitations and co-morbidities. Learn to identify what is and what is not important when assessing movement of individuals with scoliosis. We will use Polestar Pilates exercises to aid in interventions and to improve function. Discussion will include a review of practical applications of Pilates exercises for both corrective and facilitative approaches to treating scoliosis. Polestar introduces the use of special props and small apparatus including the BAC discs for safe interventions and home exercise programs.

At the completion of this course, participants will:

  • Become familiar with common types of scoliosis

  • Be able to better determine the needs of clients with idiopathic scoliosis

  • Be able to design movement intervention within the Polestar Pilates Environment for clients with idiopathic scoliosis

  • Apply modifications to basic Polestar Pilates repertoire based on clients’ needs

  • Learn exercise modifications unique to clients with idiopathic scoliosis

  • Reaffirm the indications, precautions and contraindications of Pilates exercises for clients with scoliosis

  • Be able to implement course material immediately into participants practice.

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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