Advanced Assessment Skills: Part 2
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 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.
- 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
- Understand the evolution of Pilates principles
- Be able to practice observation skills of principles in functional and Pilates movement sequences
- Be able to identify corrections to facilitate improved quality, efficiency and balance of movement sequences
- Learn to assess correct Pilates exercises within scope of professional practice
- 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.
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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.