Clinical Pilates with a Pelvic Health Perspective
Webinar Title: Clinical Pilates with a Pelvic Health Perspective
Sponsoring Division: Women's Health Division
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jessica Bergevin, PT
Pilates is a functional form of exercise that integrates breathing principles, spine alignment, postural strength, and pelvic floor function. It can be strategically used to build body awareness, motor control, and kinesthesia. Pilates is a safe form of prenatal exercise and pelvic floor rehabilitation when positional cues and modifications are integrated. Additional populations that can benefit from Pilates practice are athletes, individuals with persistent pain, post-abdominal surgery, and men’s pelvic health.
Often forms of fitness are viewed as separate from the practice of physiotherapy; however, Clinical Pilates is an example of how two methods can be seamlessly blended to promote health and wellness. Physiotherapists are experts in exercise prescription and applying critical thinking into guided movement. Therefore it is within our scope to promote and practice Pilates as a component of our care.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Apply pelvic specific cues, positioning techniques, and modifications into Pilates exercise prescription
2. Select and prescribe appropriate Pilates exercises for prenatal and post-partum populations
3. Access resources to continue lifelong learning in Pilates and pelvic health
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