The course is aimed at
physiotherapists treating adults with neurological impairments. The
course material is particularly relevant to rehab clients.
The learning outcomes are broadly:
Learn the basic exercises, including the fundamentals.
To understand how to adapt Pilates exercises to the individual with neurological impairment.
To understand the main goals that can be achieved through using Pilates clinically; core stability, strength, flexibility and motor control.
The course can be delivered as:
2 Day Course
The emphasis is on learning the very basics of Pilates and how to
translate this into practice with the neurological population. The basic
exercises are the building blocks or ‘Fundamentals’ to the Pilates
system and they are essential that they are covered. These exercises and
principles are the place every instructor or clinician starts with
their patient or client. Further, more dynamic moves, are layered or
built on top of the Fundamentals.
During the 1 Day Study Day there is time to explore some of the more dynamic moves in different postural sets.
The 2 day course covers the material in the 1 day study day but gives
the participants the opportunity to explore the concepts in more depth.
Pilates is a system with thought and reasoning behind every component.
The 2 day course would aim to lead to greater understanding of the
system of Pilates and therefore enhance clinical reasoning and
translation into clinical practice.
A greater repertoire of exercises would be covered. The 2 day course also enables an application of Pilates exercises over a broader scope of abilities eg from the more dependent patient to those able to participate in exercise in a class setting.
The emphasis on both courses is practical with the expectation that participants will exercise and experience the moves in their own bodies.
Other modules are available to insert into a course:
Exercises for the higher level client
If you are interested in hosting a course or have any other training needs please don’t hesitate to contact me so we can discuss your needs.