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STOTT PILATES® Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Matwork Programming for Stability & Function


This lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew® team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in the normal, healthy functioning of the lumbo-pelvic region, some of the dysfunctions that can occur and Mat-based exercise progressions to restore optimal function. First, the available movements and ideal functioning of the lumbo-pelvic region are explored, considering the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip and surrounding musculature. Next, common abnormal or dysfunctional movement patterns and postures are addressed. Finally, Matwork exercises incorporating a variety of small props and progressions to rebuild normal muscle action and movement patterning are outlined.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand optimal function and movement patterns of lumbo-pelvic region
  2. Review anatomy and muscular involvement in a variety of areas
  3. Understand common dysfunctions due to injury, overuse or disease
  4. Learn Mat-based exercises and progressions to optimize lumbo-pelvic function

Equipment used in this workshop

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