This 16-hour course is designed for both the comprehensively trained Pilates instructor and the licensed health care professional who may have no Pilates training but who wants to explore Pilates applications for rehabilitation.
Learn interventions in a Pilates environment to restore function to pathology of the cervical-thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
Address the following dysfunctions from a motor perspective:
Understand typical movement dysfunctions in the upper quadrant. Learn techniques to correct movement dysfunctions and soft tissue restrictions utilizing non-apparatus techniques based on Pilates mat exercises.
Learn Pilates apparatus interventions for Upper Quarter pathologies utilizing Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrel and Spine Corrector.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to design a program in the Pilates environment that addresses movement dysfunctions common to typical upper extremity pathologies utilizing the Pilates apparatus in a rehabilitation or post rehabilitation setting, based on your scope of practice.
Course Developed by Dr. Lise Stolze, MPT, DSc, CSCS, PMA®-CPT
Master Clinician & Physical Therapist
Doctor of Science in Orthopedics (DSc)
Affiliate faculty member at Regis University
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Senior Polestar Pilates Educator
See published research study below on Pilates and low back pain:
Stolze LR, Allison SC, Childs JD. Derivation of a Preliminary Clinical Prediction Rule for Identifying a Sub-group of Patients with Low Back Pain Likely to Benefit from Pilates-Based Exercise. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, April 2012
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)