This two-part lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning lumbo-pelvic region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function.
Part A: Form and function
This covers the functional anatomy and therapeutic foundational concepts within the context of the lumbar spine, the pelvis, the hip and all associated musculature.
Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises
This applies the theory learned in part A and attempts to identify programming priorities and determine appropriate exercises designed to optimize the function of the lumbo-pelvic region.
- Part A: Form and function
- Understand the integrated model of joint stability within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region
- Understand the functional muscle classification system within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region
- Review the functional anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region
- Understand current concepts of stability and review stabilization strategies for the lumbo-pelvic region
- Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises
- Understand programming goals and exercise management for the lumbo-pelvic region
- Learn how to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
- Learn exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing to maximize outcomes
- Develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns
- Learn effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and corrective strategies
Note, Parts A and B must be completed together in a full 6-hour format.
Equipment used in this workshop