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Available on  07/18/2019
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This workshop offers 4 PMA CECs upon completion and passing of the required quiz.

(Please remember, the PMA accepts a maximum of 12 online CECs toward their bi-annual 16 CEC requirement. Details.)

Description

Do you have aging clients who struggle to bend down to tie their own shoes? Have you ever felt unsure about how to modify the exercises from your traditional Pilates training for your older clients? Do you want to learn simple and safe ways to help your clients restore mobility and function to their spine, shoulders, hips, and knees?

If so, this online Pilates workshop by Nikki Naab-Levy is for you!

As Pilates teachers, we know how beneficial Pilates can be. However, many of the traditional exercises can feel inaccessible for our active aging clients, if they struggle with mobility issues and joint stiffness.

If you’ve ever had a client with these challenges, you’ve probably realized that this loss of mobility can have some significant repercussions. However, you may have been unsure of the best way to help these clients regain function and strength.

This online workshop will teach you practical and easy to implement exercises based on the current research to help your clients combat the increased stiffness and immobility associated with aging.

Objectives

  • Learn key considerations, muscle groups, and areas to focus on when working with this population.
  • Learn specific exercises to improve mobility, strength, agility, and balance.
  • Understand how to troubleshoot discomfort and stiffness in the hips, knees, spine, ankles, and shoulders.
  • Understand how to adapt exercises to work with clients who have mobility issues, difficulty transitioning on and off the equipment, or who cannot lay supine, due to medical conditions.


Concepts & Techniques

  • Regressions and progressions for crawling, squatting, and hip hinging to improve gait and prepare your clients for activities of daily life.
  • Strategies to help you client get up and out of chairs or bend over to tie their shoes.
  • Modifications for traditional Pilates exercises to make them more accessible for clients with kyphosis.
  • How to apply the Pilates principles to seated and standing exercises.

Props & Equipment Used

  • Balls
  • Chair
  • Mat
  • Reformer
  • Small Props
  • Stability Sling
  • Trap/Cad

Workshop Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 2.7 hours  long and you have 30 days of access
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

About Nikki Naab-Levy

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