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Understanding abdominal control, interactive abdominal scanning and decision making in Pilates, Special Population (Teach)

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

£100 – £120

Sunday  13th January 2019 10 – 5pm

Understanding Abdominal control, interactive abdominal scanning and decision making in Pilates -1 day

A lecture on, and demonstration of, real time biofeedback using ultra-sound scanning of the abdominal wall to show the specificity of the abdominal muscle contractions.

Transversus abdominis is an increasingly familiar muscle thanks to the ground-breaking work of the Queensland University Physiotherapy Research Team (Jull, Richardson, Hodges and Hides) and the dissemination in the UK via Kinetic Control (Comerford and Mottram). But, are you familiar with what a specific transversus abdominal contraction actually feels like? Or looks like on a scan? When does an oblique contraction come in? Warrick will also relate normal breathing patterns into pre-Pilates exercise.

“Typical Pilates assessment includes a ‘Roll down’, an exercise in standing that uses a sequential flexion pattern of the spine, through to the hips as the hands reach towards the floor. The observational skills of the Pilates Teacher come into play, looking at sequencing, flow, tightness’s, rotations of the trunk, asymmetries, and decisions are made from there. Teachers take in to account how the client is ‘today’, and ‘in relation to previous sessions.’

It is when special populations are involved that such assessments possibly become inadequate. It is in the blur between injury and risk that Pilates Teachers decisions become potentially more serious. ”

Cost £150 (early bird £120 booked 4 weeks in advance)

Discounts for PiN £100



January 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£100 – £120
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Allison Swan
0208 346 8803


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