STOTT PILATES® Ultimate Back Care (with a Clinical Reasoning Focus)


This 4 hour workshop is scheduled for 4 1/2 hours to incorporate a break.

Statistically, more than half of the adult population will experience lower back pain, either acute or ongoing, at some point in their lives. Mat-based Pilates exercises can be a valuable tool in the prevention and care of lower back problems. Developed by the Merrithew programming team in keeping with current research and taught by Melanie Byford-Young, this workshop focuses on clinical reasoning.  It will also cover exercise modifications that can be beneficial in a number of circumstances. Exercise choices for the prevention of back injuries and scope of practice concerns are also discussed.

Specialty tracks

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning, Active for Life

Learning objectives

  1. Learn why and how STOTT PILATES® exercise can be beneficial for back problems.
  2. Understand the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization and how they relate to back problems.
  3. Review exercise choice and program development for care and prevention of back issues.
  4. Discuss recent research regarding lumbo-pelvic stabilization.
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