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STOTT PILATES® Education for Fitness Instructors and Health Care Professionals

Pilates continues to be used to create positive movement experiences for those with any type of movement dysfunction due to injury or aging. It helps that the basic principles of Pilates exercises are consistent with those of rehabilitation. Addressing the body as a whole, not just a collection of individual parts, allows for successful aging and the ability to function at the level an individual wishes. Mobility of joints, strength of the muscular system, integrity of our shoulders, hips, knees and spine...all of these elements and more are interconnected and must be addressed when managing or preventing aches, pains and degeneration.

More and more we are seeing partnerships develop between Pilates experts and rehabilitation specialists, and by working together and speaking the same language we can bridge the gap between rehab and fitness and reach an immense number of individuals who otherwise would not realize their movement potential.

For Movement Professionals:

MERRITHEW™ has developed a series of specialized Pilates post-rehab programs and grouped them together in the Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialty Track. Some of the workshops included are:

  • Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Stability & Function
  • The Knee: Stability & Function
  • The Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function
  • Programming for Osteoporosis Management
  • Programming for Scoliosis Management
  • Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region
  • Optimization of the Shoulder Complex
  • Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab
  • Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab
  • Secret to a Strong Back
  • Ultimate Back Care
  • Flexion Free Workshop

For Healthcare Professionals:

The STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Program for licensed health care professionals teaches therapists how to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises into their practices. These specialized movements, are ideal for injury prevention and rehabilitation from the acute rehab phase, through the post-acute/post-rehab phase and to the ongoing conditioning phase. Therapists learn a systematic movement-based approach to neuromuscular re-education and are taught to observe and understand optimal and non-optimal movement strategies, and how these strategies correlate with pain and pathology. Courses include:

  • Spinal, Pelvis & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork — RM1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork — RM2
  • Spinal, Pelvis & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer — RR1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer — RR2
  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels — RCCB1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels — RCCB2

For more information on the Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialty Track, click here

For more information on the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation program, click here