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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

In this online Pilates workshop Chantill Lopez teaches how to empower yourself and your clients to embrace rather than fear spinal extension. Explore how some of our favorite cues and techniques for ensuring “safe” spinal extension are potentially limiting healthy movement in the pelvis, hip, sacroiliac joints and lumbar spine and how, with a more subtle understanding of where and how extension begins and develops, you can foster greater mobility, stability, and freedom in this beautiful movement.

Objectives

  • To shift from a fear-based extension perspective to one that promotes deeper levels of strength and potential in a safe and thoughtful way.
  • Learn how to promote healthy function in the sacroiliac joints even when imbalances are present.
  • Learn how to ORGANIZE, INITIATE, and SEQUENCE extension so that you are working with the body rather than against it.
  • Learn how changing the apex of the curve can make all the difference in accessing and deepening extension.
  • Learn the steps to take to help students develop healthy local extension as well as gross overall balanced extension of the spine.
  • Learn tools that you can integrate to engage, challenge and motivate your students to LOVE extension.


Concepts & Techniques

  • Soft tissue release and integration techniques.

  • Bony rhythms and interplay in the hip, SI joints, and lumbar spine.

  • The role of sacral nutation in initiating extension.

  • The role of the multifidus and other key muscles in sacral nutation.

  • The role of the foot and the lower chain in healthy extension -- joint-by-joint analysis based on the work of Gray Cook.

Props & Equipment Used

  • Balls
  • Small Props
  • Trap/Cad

Workshop Level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 2.5 hours  long and you have 30 days of access
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

About Chantill Lopez

Student Comments

Chantill is so calming and a wonderful presenter! I can't wait for another workshop from her! I am completely on board with shifting our current belief about lumbar extension. Lovely workshop.

-Courtney Klocke

This workshop has provided a lot of great tools for me to help clients with tight backs and in general. The information included was layered well, and, although some of the anatomy was a bit over my head, I can understand what to work towards with clients relative to observation and information relay. The way to structure movements and identify patterns was great. It motivates me to learn more and creates a better method for conversing with students about exercises. Thanks!

-Julia Haptonstahl

   

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