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Pilates, EDS, and Pregnancy $59 Register Now $39 Forever Members enjoy early access, special pricing, and no expiration dates! If you’d like to take advantage of this special price, please add Forever Access here and then come back to this page to make your purchase. (If you have Forever Access - make sure you are logged in to make this pricing available.)

This workshop offers 3 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

In this online Pilates workshop, Jennifer Gianni teaches her concepts for working with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobile clients during and after pregnancy. Learn teaching protocol as well as interpersonal skills and guidelines in working with this very underserved population.


Observe Jennifer working one on one with one of her very own clients with EDS that she has trained before, during, and after the birth of her child.

The workshop begins with an explanation and description of the syndrome. We also go over guidelines and protocol. Then we progress into challenging mat and apparatus exercises created specifically for the EDS pregnant client. The workshop ends with an interview with the client post pregnancy. Labor, delivery and some post-pregnancy EDS protocol are discussed in this conversation.

Objectives

  • Develop freedom of movement and manage pain through breathing techniques.
  • Develop freedom of movement and manage pain through movement techniques.
  • Learn cues that help and hinder.
  • Learn how to hone your eye for what is and is not working for your EDS client inside the movement.
  • Learn how to guide for your EDS pregnant and post-pregnant client towards a more balanced and pain-free movement regime.


Concepts & Techniques

  • Hear straight from the EDS client what she feels in her body, what helps, what hinders her and how she likes to be taught.
  • Breathing techniques that help to calm the EDS nervous system.
  • Movement techniques that help with pain management for the EDS client.
  • Teaching skills to best communicate with and progress the EDS client.
  • Warning signs that your client might have EDS or Hypermobile syndrome. How to stay in your scope of practice and still address it.
  • Prepare your clients for labor and delivery with the right questions to ask their care provider.
  • An extensive PDF with lots of information is provided.

Props & Equipment Used

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

Workshop Level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 2 hours  long and you have 30 days of access
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

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