Workshops & Courses
Pilates for Neurological Disorders: 3-Day Course
Want to delve deeply into working with neurological conditions? This acclaimed course covers the MS, Parkinson's, and stroke disease process in depth, as well as issues common to many neurological diseases, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity, bladder problems, gait abnormalities, as well as the principles and applications of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroplasticity in exercise. You will learn how to assess causes of balance problems, work with single side weakness to create better muscle balance, diagnose ineffective compensations and help remedy them, the importance of how and when to stretch to manage spasticity, and techniques to create “detour circuitry” in the brain and spinal cord to work around existing nervous system damage, and much more.Since the course covers so many problems common to the average student, you will have tools to work with students of nearly every population, especially the aging, and those with neurological conditions or muscle imbalances.
Pilates for MS™ is offered as a 3-day training, recognized with 16 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance. It is also core curriculum for the Women’s Health Pilates Specialist Certificate™ through the Center for Women’s Fitness, and the course is also offered in Europe through MBodies Training Academy. A companion 300+ page reference textbook with hundreds of exercises is available for purchase separately (the same book used in the course). The price you pay for the book is credited in its entirety (less shipping and handling) to your course fee if you can take a course in the future (United States only).
The course is grant assisted in the United Kingdom by the UK MS Society. Co-hosted workshops are currently in the works with the National MS Society of the United States.
Neuro Rehab Movement Advanced Neuro Workshop
Ready to take a deep dive? Our advanced course is designed to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. During this intensive 2-day training you will:
• Learn how to structure a neurorehabilitation session to achieve maximum benefits for your clients.
• Explore the visual and vestibular system in detail and learn how to properly progress these systems for best results.
• Discuss how to work with the body's reflexive system to decrease spasticity and create new movement patterns.
• Discover new ways to cue and execute exercises and other “neuro hacks” to enhance your results.
• Find out how to create an effective home exercise program to build success.
After this course you will have a richer understanding of neurological conditions and more tools to create improvements for your clients.
This course is recognized with 10 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance. Our 3-Day Pilates for Neurological Conditions course is a prerequisite for enrollment in our advanced course. Physical therapists and occupational therapists with a neuro background can request approval to take this course without completing the 3-Day course requirement.
If you have questions about the course or enrollment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.