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Upper Thorax: Vertebromanubrial Region $39 Register Now $29 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

Madeline Black will guide you through the intricate relationship of the 1st- 2nd ribs, sternum with the cervical spine, shoulder mechanics and overall posture. Discover the power the upper ribs have when moving the head and arms. Also this area is one of great discomfort for many people. Madeline will teach exercises on the Pilates apparatus and mat that specifically address mobility and stability of this region. See how a new perspective of the upper ribs changes your cueing that translates easily into your client’s body.

Objectives

  • Understanding the role of the 1st and 2nd ribs for healthy cervical and shoulder movements
  • Reviewing the intricate anatomy of the neck and shoulder and its issues
  • Experiencing exercises on the Pilates apparatus, specifically Cadillac and Reformer that address this area
  • Seeing a new perspective on movement of the arms and head in relation to the upper ribs and sternum
  • Learning how to guide the movements of the upper thorax efficiently and clearly
  • Achieving results that release the tension of the neck and improve shoulder mechanics


Concepts & Techniques

  •  Anatomical and functional relationships of the 1st and 2nd ribs to the manubrium/sternum and the upper thorax motion while moving the head, and arms overhead
  • In depth look of scapulohumeral rhythm to include the upper ribs, and sternum
  • Observing restricted motion of this area with hands-on assisting the motion
  • Using MET (muscle energy techniques) to release and re-set the tone of the muscles for improved movement capacity
  • Integrating the movement mechanics, release and balance work with Pilates repertoire on the Reformer, Mat, Cadillac and Barrels
  • Helpful and specific verbal cues for accessible results of better movement for the client

Props & Equipment Used

  • Barrel
  • Reformer
  • Small Props
  • Trap/Cad

Workshop Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 1.22 hours  long and you have 30 days of access.
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

About Madeline Black

Student Comments

Very useful for many clients. Excellent!

-Cynthia E

As usual, Madeline delivers a great course She uses specific movements and cues to help clarify upper T-Spine movement in some new movements as well as with some classical exercises

-Misty W

I enjoyed every session; the excellent explanation of the upper spine and clavicle relationship,how to engage the upper thoracic spine into an extension, and applying all this knowledge into movements on various pieces of equipment I did the movements along with the workshop and do feel great warmth and more balance in the muscles of the thoracic area,

-Frances H

I liked the technical info and the excellent camera angles I also appreciated the extra info overlays Thanks!

-Joy B

Very helpful workshop!

-Kim K

Great workshop! Very detailed, very understandable, anatomy was great, I have a couple of clients that will really benefit from this work...

-Katrina C

I enjoyed the break down of the anatomy and then going into the Assessment and Treatment before then prescribing the exercises to implement in order to improve the movements... thanks for the info Madeline!

-Stephanie K

I loved the hands on cues, and the detail in the execution of the exercises and all of the content...

-Salome R

The workshop was great There was a great flow of the information which all tied together I think it would be great to see a student that was not such a good mover as that is what we deal with as teachers Thank you Madeline I love learning from you

-Lindsay R

I love Madeline Black, her information is amazing

-Kathryn B

   

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