Biomechanics with Small Equipment-Short Course
Do you feel as if you could do with an injection of creativity in your delivery of Pilates?
Notice how your clients are not quite rotating their Humerus correctly or they complain of their hips feeling stiff and cranky? Join us to learn how to tune up your biomechanics with small apparatus, modified traditional Pilates exercises, targeted stretches and strength-training exercises.
This professional development short course will progress the knowledge and skills of movement and exercise practitioners by adding the use of small equipment (Magic Circle/Foam Roller/Small Balls) into exercise programming. Efficient biomechanics will help deepen your clients’ movement experience and prevent injury. Using props in Pilates sessions is fun! Come and see how small apparatus such as the Magic circle and Foam Roller can tune up your clients’ biomechanics.
With over 80 exercises this course will add extensive variety to the practitioners’ exercise repertoire, easily complimenting existing programs including home exercise prescriptions, pre and post pregnancy clients and rehabilitation focussed practice. Exercises taught range from basic rehabilitation-based methods to advanced exercises to challenge and extend clients. Knowledge and skills gained from this course will help build your practitioner expertise and increase client retention.
This course is designed for practitioners looking to learn how to work with small equipment. In this course, you will learn an extensive repertoire of exercises from essentials to advanced. The Roller and Magic Circle are extremely versatile and can be used to challenge and provide variety for clients.
You will learn how to take clients through these exercises with a range of teaching cues and tools. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the small equipment can target the activation of specific muscles.
This course actively highlights the relationship between the anatomy of the client and the use of small equipment for practitioners with existing experience in teaching movement. It will demonstrate how versatile the small equipment is for various balance work, core control, stretching and working with Pregnant clients.
Small equipment is particularly effective for rehabilitation, balance, and coordination, especially with elderly or pregnant clients.
|Who should attend this course?||Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Pilates Matwork instructors and other Allied Health professionals providing rehabilitation and who want to work more effectively with their clients using small equipment|
|Prerequisites:||Studies in Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, the Allied Health Professions or Pilates|
|Pre-course Study:||2 hours|
|How long is the course?||1 day|
|Course Materials:||Short Course Manual:|
|Can I count the course towards my Diploma?||Yes|
|Do I get a government accredited outcome?||Optional assessments for the nationally accredited units of competency PILEQU507 Teach Magic Circle repertoire and PILEQU506 Teach Foam Roller repertoire are included. Students will complete the full day of learning Small Equipment content and after attending the course practical component students will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance for professional development purposes and may work towards completing the government accredited unit of competency PILEQU507 and PILEQU506 after completing all associated assessment tasks.|
Course cost includes free assessment process valued at $300
|Availability?||Course Dates and Times|
Teach specific exercise regressions, progressions and variations to tune up and improve biomechanics, balance and prevent injury. At the successful completion of the learning program, you will be able to:
- Integrate small apparatus exercises into exercise sessions and classes
- Assist clients who are not quite activating rotational muscles correctly
- Provide exercises to help clients find ease of movement and strength in all planes of movement
- Design suitable exercise programs for clients at all levels
- Teach exercises using small apparatus, providing:
- a more ‘all over’ body workout using the Tensegrity 8 Part System of Exercise Programming
- increased balance and coordination, especially with elderly clients
- increased muscle tone
- individualised exercises for each client
- additional variety and challenge
- improved biomechanics
- Evaluate and discuss the benefits of incorporating small apparatus into exercise programming
- Execute and teach each exercise
Additional Assessment requirements:
The optional assessment activities required for the units of competency PILEQU506 Teach Roller repertoire and PILEQU507 Teach Magic Circle Repertoire involve:
- Undertaking the short Courses
- Developing a session plan based on the Tensegrity 8 Part SystemTM and delivery of the session plan to client(s) in your workplace, working with the small apparatus repertoire
- Knowledge Assessment
- Practical Assessment during the workshop
This short course is also recognised by PAA and attracts 7 PDP points.
This short course is also recognised by ESSA and attracts 7.5 CPD points.