Scoliosis is one of the most complex postural issues. Targeted rotation is very valuable to analyse restrictions and to unfold muscular imbalances. You will learn many corrective exercises to help reduce or, at the very least stabilise scoliosis curvatures of various degrees.
We will particularly look at the affected fascial lines. Sagittal, coronal and transverse views must be taken into account. Each person presents with a different curvature and therefore totally individual movement pattern. Recognising this is the first step to successfully applied exercises for scoliosis, handedness and for any sport, where one side of the body is being over-utilised. In this course there is a high focus on detecting and alleviating faulty movement patterns.
As we get older, we settle in the sagittal movement patterns, which restricts proper circulation. Rotation is absolutely vital for healthy ageing. Flexible spine – flexible mind!
Enhance your teaching skills, stimulate your creativity, build and retain your client base.
The course is designed for medical and movement practitioners. Pilates background is preferred but not essential.
- Types of Scoliosis
- Structural of functional
- Postural assessment and fascial lines review
- Severity of the curves
- Types of handedness
- Fascial lines and how they get affected
- Appropriate breathing techniques for individuals with Scoliosis
- Concept of an “even curve” to reduce strain during movement and create a harmonious alignment.
- How to add rotation to almost any traditional 2-dimensional exercises
- Unique rotation exercises to target affected planes of movement
- Modifications and progressions (how to change exercises for individuals with limited movement, when to omit exercises, how to increase the intensity safely)
- Introducing resistance with Pilates equipment and accessories to optimise the effectiveness of correction
- Teaching skills
- Practice teaching
Saturday 13 May 2023, 9am – 5pm. Camps Bay, Cape Town.
Pilates Academy SA Instructor Training Program
|26 Jan - 5 Feb 2023||Camps Bay, Cape Town||Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course|
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Very well presented, interesting and so informative. I noticed an immediate improvement in my own posture and in my focus on exercise prescriptions to my patients. I had great information and techniques which I can use immediately. Thank you so much."
"A World-class teacher!! Katya, you help one think out the box for each specific posture. I learned so much. Excellent course!"
"The course is interactive, challenging, exciting and so appropriate for health care professionals. I started to incorporate her methods and techniques at our Bio practice and had wonderful feedback and results. Thank you for your patience, guidance, hospitality."
"Very thorough and hands-on! Such an inspiring teacher with so much experience and knowledge."
"A detailed and extensive course that looked not only at exercises but also at the “why”, “where” and “how” of each movement, addressing all aspects from postural efficiency to teacher practice. Well-presented and effective hands-on training. This course has the potential to change your entire outlook for the better."
"Learning, laughter & knowledge for life! Highly recommended course!"
"Katya has really made Pilates come to life for me - incredible knowledge, applicable to my physiotherapy practice immediately. Her instruction is amazing and she makes complex concepts easy to understand. I came away with a new passion and desire to incorporate Pilates into my practice."
"Very clear instructions, brilliant teacher. I have learned so much in just two months and will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues."
"The course was much more in-depth and intense than I was expecting. Katya demands the highest standard by encouraging debate, discussion, and stimulates the thirst for knowledge by always providing a new direction for self-study and self-development. An outstanding course- the best I have attended in my career in the fitness industry."
"Excellent understanding of the needs of our group. Drawing out our strengths, allowing us to grow as individuals. The interesting blending of other complimentary Body Works into the course structure, giving us the real-life teaching experience."
"This course felt like a fun educational journey for body and mind. The correct use of muscles for each exercise, local and global anatomy all was explained clearly. Exercises were broken down to help each one of us to really gain connection in the body. Incredibly enjoyable course, fantastic teacher."
"It was a very practical course. All theory was presented in a user-friendly way. The manual was very clear and easy to use. Excellent presentation."
"I have received really good feedback from clients using Katya's methods and cues etc. Her approach involves observing postural patterns with the intention of correcting the imbalances through the selected exercises. Pilates Academy SA respects Pilates as a rehabilitative tool as opposed to just a class you do at gym."
"I have learned a phenomenal amount. The broken-down beginner options for all the exercises are very helpful to be able to build a client up to each exercise. I have been challenged physically myself and now I am able to safely challenge my clients."
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Katya's instructions and explanations, anatomical knowledge and application of exercises to various body types are excellent. She really taught me to look at a client as an individual and really think of the reasons (the "Why") for each exercise as applied to an individual.
Please contact Katya directly to make a booking.