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Franklin Method Shoulder & Spine Workshop $59
$39 Forever Members enjoy special pricing and no workshop 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.)

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

Description

In this workshop with Tom McCook you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the spine and the shoulder girdle in movement to support healthy movement and life-long well being. Tom will blend a Franklin Method lesson on the Spine and Shoulder Girdle with related Pilates Reformer repertoire for optimal learning and skill development. This workshop will help you to understand movement and effective cuing in a whole new way!

Objectives

You'll expand your understanding through touch, movement and lecture, the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and spine. Specifically, where movement actually happens in the spine and how to use touch, imagery and movement to improve function.This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. We will combine the lessons with related Franklin Method ball exercises, corrective mat exercises and Pilates repertoire on the Tower, Reformer and Chair for health and performance. These is essential learning for both students and teachers lifelong wellness.

Concepts & Techniques

  • The design of the shoulder girdle
  • The design of the spine
  • Where movement happens in the spine
  • The different orientation of the facet joints
  • Movement and self touch of the shoulder girdle and spine
  • Corrective exercises on the mat for the spine and Shoulders
  • Hands on Corrections for each exercise
  • Specific exercises on the Reformer, Tower and Chair
  • For spine and shoulder girdle balance and conditioning

Props & Equipment Used

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

Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 1.9 hours  long and you have 30 days of access.
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)

 

About Tom McCook

Student Comments

Test

This was an amazing workshop - very valuable information and great cues to help clients find optimum movement and control

-Jennifer W

Slide 2

Great imagery and information...

-Paula H

Slide 3

I love the form that Tom explains everything He goes step by step with all the sensation you are having That makes him so clear and easy to understand

-Patricia E

Slide 4

A great offering for those who want to get a sense of using the Franklin Method; and for those trained in FM, a great refresher on the shoulder & spine, with a special focus on "Franklin-ized" Pilates progressions. Highly recommend!

-Sarah G

Slide 5

Great information I really enjoyed the anatomy experiential component Thanks Tom

-Amy P

Slide 6

This was a terrific workshop Liked the anatomy description at the beginning as well as during the exercises Talking through what was happening in the shoulders/arms/spine while the student was performing the exercises was great Thanks!

-Bonnie L

   

Student Comments