This hands-on workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Review ideal posture as well as specific deviations found in flat back, sway back and kyphosis-lordosis posture types. Discover how muscle imbalances typically manifest in static posture and practice conducting postural analysis. Finally, explore common Pilates exercise choices and modifications to accommodate these imbalances and work toward restoring adequate length and strength in the musculature over time.
- Review the steps in conducting a formal postural analysis.
- Learn how to identify muscular imbalances as they relate to faulty posture.
- Practice locating bony landmarks and palpating structures.
- Understand how postural issues play into exercise programming.
Equipment used in the workshop