2018 Pilates Masters Series for Health Professionals

This is a three part interactive workshop designed for physical therapists and health care practitioners who wish to be challenged and to deepen their effectiveness with Therapeutic Pilates.
The focus is on improving clinical reasoning and outcomes for clients with low back and sacroiliac joint issues.
We will use mat exercises with small props, and the reformer throughout the series. Each session will build on the last, and will include a focused discussion, the opportunity to practice and evaluate specific therapeutic exercises and programming, and time for asking questions and clarifying issues. Therapists will be assigned ‘homework’ to use with their clients during the week.

Workshop Objectives

  • Assess and create initial programs for lower back and SIJ dysfunction
  • Develop hands-on and visual skills to help clients restore segmental spinal control, decrease inhibition and unwind bracing patterns
  • Progress programs to assist clients with regional control and dynamic weight transfer
  • Restore shock absorption and global rotational patters needed to return to functional activities and sports
  • Develop the logic and problem solving skills to effectively use props and exercise modifications to safely teach clients with lower back issues

Prerequisites & Details:

  • Health care professionals who have taken STOTT PILATES Rehab Mat 1 and STOTT PILATES Rehab Reformer 1 may apply
  • The class size is limited to 8 qualified individuals

Days & Times:

Friday, September 28, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.*

Friday, October 5, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.*

Friday, October 12, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.*

*6 hours of training earns .6 CEC


Cost: $300*

*Price includes materials

Melanie Byford-Young is co-founder of Pacific NW Pilates and a Master Instructor Trainer of Rehabilitation for STOTT PILATES®. She was instrumental in updating their rehabilitation program in 2007. Melanie builds her workshops around her 25-year devotion to physiotherapy, effective biomechanics and joyful therapeutic solutions. She integrates her students’ knowledge — and individual physical experiences, empowering them to truly understand and practice what they have learned to find  the best healing solutions for their clients.