Polestar Continuing Education

* Pathokinesiology of the Upper Quarter1 * Pathokinesiology of the Lower Quarter *


Pathokinesiology of the Upper Quarter

This 16 hour course focuses on pathology of the cervical-thoracic spine and shoulder girdle and presents interventions in the Pilates environment to restore function.

Day one includes pathology lectures followed by movement assessment and intervention labs that do not require apparatus. By the end of day one, you will be able to assess movement and design an exercise program for clients with upper quarter pathology in a post rehabilitation setting.

Day two consists of intervention labs utilizing Pilates apparatus for movement dysfunctions seen in the pathology of the cervical-thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. By the end of day two, you will be able to design a program in the Pilates environment that addresses movement dysfunctions common to typical upper quarter pathologies in a post rehabilitation setting.

This continuing education course will advance the skill set of both the novice and expert Pilates instructor by introducing pathological movement interventions utilizing current skill sets.

This course may also be a great Introductory Pilates course for those who have a strong understanding of the body and movement science but have had minimal or no formal training in the Pilates repertoire. 2 Day



Pathokinesiology of the Lower Quarter

This 16 hour course focuses on pathology of the pelvis/hip complex, knee and ankle and presents interventions in the Pilates environment to restore function.

Day one includes pathology lectures followed by movement assessment and intervention labs that do not require apparatus. By the end of day one, you will be able to assess movement and design a home exercise program for clients with lower quarter pathology in a post rehabilitation setting.

Day two consists of intervention labs utilizing Pilates apparatus for movement dysfunctions seen in the pathology of the lower quarter. By the end of day two, you will be able to design an exercise program in the Pilates environment that addresses movement dysfunctions common to typical lower quarter pathologies in a post rehabilitation setting.

This continuing education course will advance the skill set of both the novice and expert Pilates instructor by introducing pathological movement interventions utilizing current skill sets.

This course may also be a great Introductory Pilates course for those who have a strong understanding of the body and movement science but have had minimal or no formal training in the Pilates repertoire. 2 Day