Advanced Assessment Skills: Part 1
Advanced Assessment Skills: Critical Reasoning for the Movement Teacher
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 I (3 days):
+ Intake & Interviewing skills
+ Advanced Assessment of the Head, Neck, Spine and Pelvis
This workshop will cover the legal and professional requirements for a teacher to initiate a session with a new client in a studio or a gym. It will include basic forms for gathering information pertaining to client’s medical, health and fitness status. Students will learn basic communication skills for interviewing clients. Participants will learn the Polestar Pilates Screening and interpretation skills appropriate for scope of practice and how to apply this information to design a safe program and/or refer client to the appropriate care provider.
This workshop will also 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 head, neck, trunk and pelvis. 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.
- Be able to implement a formal intake procedure in their studio or gym
- Learn basic interviewing skills to gather important information
- Be able to interpret the information gathered appropriate for scope of practice
- Be able to apply this new information in the design of a workout
- Understand appropriate procedures for referring to other healthcare providers
- Be familiar with limits and responsibilities appropriate for gathering information from clients and the legal and professional responsibilities pertaining to privacy, scope of practice and ethics
- Use the Polestar Postural Assessment to identify basic asymmetries as they pertain to alignment of the head, neck, trunk and pelvis, and upper and lower extremities
- Identify how asymmetries in alignment can affect movement efficiency in daily activities
- Apply Pilates exercises to improve alignment as it pertains to functional activities
- Pilates teachers
- Physios and Rehab professional
- Fitness instructors and personal trainers
Polestar Online - As a Polestar student you will have access to a significant amount of valuable course material through the Polestar Online platform (the material granted depends on the course that you have registered for). Access is included in your course fee, although there is a time limit on the length of time you will be able to access the online material.
This offers students access to this valuable study resource up until the time they sit the exam. For professional courses, students are encouraged to take the exam 6-8 months after the original last course module. Students who choose to sit the exam at a later date (up to 1 year after the original final course module) may have to pay an extra fee in order to maintain access to the online material.
More details can be found in our terms and conditions here. You may also need to check with your host, as there may be country specific terms and conditions of enrollment.
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- Schedule is not confirmed yet.
- Duration: 24 hours
- Polestar CECs: 24, PMA CECs: 24
Breakdown of learning hours:
Course Attendance (24 hours)
- Pilates teacher or movement professional
- Basic knowledge of Anatomy or Anatomy Course.