3 DAY COURSE DESCRIPTION
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a spine deformity resulting in abnormal spine mechanics during movement and exercise. This 3 day course provides guidelines for selecting safe fitness exercises for people with IS and adult degenerative scoliosis. Theory and evidence supporting Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) including the Schroth Method is presented to inform Pilates Mat exercise recommendations. Dynamic skills labs focus on assessment of the Pilates client. While this course is not a Schroth Method training, it provides the Pilates/Fitness instructor the education and information necessary to collaborate with Schroth therapists and other scoliosis health care professionals for the benefit of the client with scoliosis. Mat Pilates exercises are the focus of this course but prior Pilates experience is not necessary. An apparatus demonstration on day 3 will help the student understand how Mat adaptations can be transferred to Pilates apparatus.
Disclaimer: This course does not provide training in the Schroth Method and consequently does not authorize students to promote themselves as having training in the Schroth Method. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.