The Advanced Assessment Skills series helps movement teachers learn and apply necessary intake, assessment and reasoning skills to maximize outcome and increase professionalism in practice.
Part I (3 days):
+ Intake & Interviewing skills
+ Advanced Assessment of the Head, Neck, Spine and Pelvis
This workshop will cover the legal and professional requirements for a teacher to initiate a session with a new client in a studio or a gym. It will include basic forms for gathering information pertaining to client’s medical, health and fitness status. Students will learn basic communication skills for interviewing clients. Participants will learn the Polestar Pilates Screening and interpretation skills appropriate for scope of practice and how to apply this information to design a safe program and/or refer client to the appropriate care provider.
This workshop will also provide the teacher with basic skills in a static and dynamic postural assessment. The focus will be structural alignment in functional activities (e.g. squatting, walking, rolling, and reaching). Emphasis will be placed on how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the head, neck, trunk and pelvis. It will include Polestar’s Postural Assessment, identifying key anatomical landmarks to improve the teacher’s eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries that are common to many clients. Alignment being a key principle in Pilates work, it is essential to develop a keen eye and a deeper understanding to assess which postural variances will produce the greatest change in clients’ performance and overall outcome.
Pilates teachers or medical/health licencees or degrees.
Basic knowledge of Anatomy or Anatomy Course.
Course Attendance (24 hours)