Continuing Education Courses > Pilates for the Pelvic Floor
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|Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 14
This two-day continuing education course instructs on the application of the Pilates method for special populations in women's health, including pelvic floor dysfunction (with a focus on incontinence), the pre-natal client (focus on appropriate exercises during each trimester), the post-natal client (focus on diastasis recti) and the menopausal client (with a focus on osteoporosis).
Pilates is a system and philosophy of exercises based on the work of Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) that focuses on precision and optimal alignment. This approach requires the client to focus her mind on the exercise in order to increase motor control. Women are attracted to the Pilates method because of its gentle but effective nature. Offering Pilates as part of your therapeutic offerings is a great marketing tool to physicians and to the community as well as an effective method for instructing specific muscle re-training.
This course includes practical labs with a heavy emphasis on exercise. Participants in this course will be able to utilize all instructed techniques immediately following the course.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.
Suggested Pre-Readings (not required):
What to bring:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how the bones, ligaments, muscles and fascial networks support the lumbo-pelvic region
2. Describe the history of Pilates
3. Demonstrate pilates fundamental concepts and basic exercises
4. Apply Pilates exercises in the treatment of urinary incontinence
5. List precautions and contraindications for exercise in the pre-natal patient
6. Apply Pilates exercises to the pre-natal patient
7. List precautions and contraindications for exercise in the post-natal patient
8. List precautions and contraindications for exercise with the patient with thinning bones
9. Modify Pilates for the bone thinning patient
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Great comprehensive Pilate’s workshop, Herman and Wallace! Martina brings out numerous possibilities of forgotten muscles
- Naomi Wolfman, PRPC, BCB-PMD, NCA, BScN - Vancouver, BC
This is the best CEU course I have ever taken. During PT school or even my clinicals, I was never taught how to teach exercises. This class did that for me. It not only taught me tons of exercises, but how to cue them in vocally.
-Lee D. Matthews, DPT - Dayton, OH
I learned a lot about my own core weakness and pelvic floor muscle weakness and how to train it differently. I even noticed less lumbar soreness/stiffness by the end of the day and waking up the next morning. My own personal "ah ha" moment will help train my patients better. Thank you!
-Rachel Ross, PT, DPT - Marysville, OH
This class gives a great foundation in Pilates basics for applications in exercises and is very functional for the clinic
-Stephanie M. Kates, PT, MPT - Bloomington, IL
Martina is so thorough, creative, and detailed with her treatment ideas. She really knows her stuff!
-Susan McKinley, PT - Bloomington, IL
Martina is a great instructor, delivering practical info while facilitating great classroom discussion.
-Stephanie Caudle, PT, DPT - New York, NY
Martina Hauptmann is a very knowledgeable instructor. Patient in listening to everyone's comments. Great course! Very applicable!
-Vilma Wong, PT, DPT - Brooklyn, NY