Polestar's Critical Reasoning Online (Theoretical Only)

sat15jun(jun 15)7:30 amsat22(jun 22)10:00 am7:30 am - 10:00 am (22)(GMT-04:00) Polestar's Critical Reasoning Online (Theoretical Only)Event TypeWorkshopAccessLive Streamed,Online2-Day 6-Hour Course on Theoretical PortionThis event starts in

Event Details

We are excited to announce Polestar Pilates Baltic States presenting the theoretical portion of Critical Reasoning online with Dr. Brent Anderson.

Note: This does not include the experiential/hands-on portion of the course.

This course is designed to:
• Assist experienced Pilates instructors in conducting functional assessments, selecting the most appropriate exercises, and developing effective exercise programs.
• Help rehabilitation specialists enhance their skills in diagnosing, creating rehabilitation plans, and prescribing Pilates for patients.

Assess and Design Effective Pilates Programs for Clients and Patients

Polestar’s unique Principles of Movement, and the Polestar Assessment Tool (PAT) integrated with the ICF model can effectively differentiate whether the movement limitations are strategic, structural or both. 

This course focuses on using the Polestar Assessment Tool (PAT) in conjunction with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model (ICF) to develop a pathway that helps patients or clients achieve their goals and return to their desired level of functioning.

Dr. Anderson will be facilitating the 2-day, 6-hour workshop in a live-virtual setting. 

After completing the course, participants will: 

1. Understand how to use the Polestar Movement Principles to identify and diagnose movement limitations.
2. Utilize the critical thinking model of the Polestar Movement Principles to determine priorities in their work with clients.
3. Learn to use the Polestar Assessment Tool (PAT) and gain skills in functional movement assessment.
4. Become familiar with the ICF model and begin incorporating it to consider the various factors affecting clients’ lives and well-being.
5. Recognize the need for a multidisciplinary team to fully meet clients’ needs.
6. Understand the scope of a Pilates instructor’s work, including how to:
• Conduct client assessments
• Develop and implement exercise programs
7. Reevaluate and adjust programs based on outcomes
8. Develop optimal Pilates programs based on the Polestar critical thinking model.
9. Revisit and revise the work plan if results do not meet expectations.
10. Involve patients or clients in the assessment of function, activity, and outcomes, clarifying their role in their own health.
11. Contribute to improving clients’ well-being and health by communicating lifestyle principles from the Pilates philosophy of health and well-being.


DAY 1 (June 15th, 7:30am-10am):

Lecture 1 – Introduction to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model (ICF)
Lecture 2 – Interviewing skills for the Movement Practitioner.
Lecture 3 – Introduction to the Polestar Assessment Tool (PAT)

DAY 2 (June 22nd, 7:30am-10am):

Lecture 1 – Advanced Applications of the Polestar Principles for Critical Reasoning
Lecture 2 – Using the PAT for Critical Reasoning
Lecture 3 – Developing an Optimal Pilates Program


Brent Anderson, PT, PhD, OCS, NCPT


June 15, 2024 7:30 am - June 22, 2024 10:00 am(GMT-04:00)