The Advanced Assessment Skills series helps movement teachers learn and apply necessary intake, assessment and reasoning skills to maximize outcome and increase professionalism in practice.
Part II (3 days) :Advanced Assessment of the Lower and Upper Extremities + Qualitative Movement Analysis
This workshop will provide the teacher with basic skills in a static and dynamic postural assessment. The focus will be structural alignment in functional activities (e.g. squatting, walking, rolling, and reaching). Emphasis will be placed on how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the upper and lower extremities. It will include Polestar’s Postural Assessment, identifying key anatomical landmarks to improve the teacher’s eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries that are common to many clients. Alignment being a key principle in Pilates work, it is essential to develop a keen eye and a deeper understanding to assess which postural variances will produce the greatest change in clients’ performance and overall outcome.
This workshop will also facilitate the practitioner’s discovery of what really makes a Pilates teacher unique. Pilates principles provide a unique way to measure quality of movement. Qualitative assessment skills using these principles and video observation will allow the student to gain an enhanced eye for assessing not only Pilates movement but all movement. Learning this technique of critical thinking enables teachers to apply their knowledge of exercise design to maximize the benefit to their clients.
Pilates teachers or medical/health licencees or degrees.
Basic knowledge of Anatomy or Anatomy Course.
Course Attendance (24 hours)