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Osteoporosis and Pilates

CPDs : 4

This introductory course has everything a Pilates teacher or fitness professional needs to know about Osteoporosis. The majority of us already have osteoporotic clients in our regular sessions – so this training is how to recognise their issues and adapt appropriately for them in a mixed group setting.
You will learn in over 4 hours of lectures with Cherry Baker who gives you the most up to date research in an easily digestible fashion. There are also 13 practical sessions covering:

  • Warm-up and standing with bands
  • All fours and kneeling
  • Supine and side lying
  • Prone
  • 4x seated older adults
  • 3x standing older adults
  • Backwards chaining and standing with Sheila Done-Wilkinson
  • Full Level 2/3 Pilates class

BONING UP! Also included is a full professionally designed PowerPoint presentation that you can use to deliver your own Osteoporosis seminar!

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L3 Mat Pilates

Aims and objectives of course:

  • To introduce and explain the meaning of the term osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • To introduce and explain the main causes of osteoporosis
  • Identify signs and symptoms of osteoporosis
  • Explain and identify DEXA scan results
  • Identify any red flags associated with osteoporosis
  • To provide an understanding of appropriate Pilates exercises and lifestyle changes that can help improve bone density
  • To provide an understanding of what Pilates exercises may cause more harm or cause injury
  • Review the original 34 Pilates moves and appropriate adaptations or clients with osteoporosis
  • Discuss the Pilates professionals’ scope of practice – who can and who can’t we work with and why
  • Provide marketing and supporting materials for teachers to be able to run seminars for clients to inform and educate clients about bone health / osteoporosis and why Pilates is beneficial to help improve bone health and why adaptations need to be made.

Author Bio

  • Cherry Baker

    Cherry Baker has been working in the field of fitness for more than 37 years. For the past 20 of these years, she has worked in rehabilitation, getting clients moving again. Cherry hopes to share her experiences from a fitness professional’s point of view. Many clients can’t afford one-to-one or to continue with physiotherapy once they start to recover, so this workshop will be useful, not only for one-to-one clients but in class situations when you can adapt or modify moves to suit a client’s recovery.