About this workshop

This two-part lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning lumbo-pelvic region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function.

Part A: Form and function
This covers the functional anatomy and therapeutic foundational concepts within the context of the lumbar spine, the pelvis, the hip and all associated musculature.

Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises
This applies the theory learned in part A and attempts to identify programming priorities and determine appropriate exercises designed to optimize the function of the lumbo-pelvic region.

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Workshop details

This is a six-hour workshop. Part A two-hours and Part B four-hours.

What you will learn

Part A: Form and function

  • Understand the integrated model of joint stability within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region
  • Understand the functional muscle classification system within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region
  • Review the functional anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region
  • Understand current concepts of stability and review stabilization strategies for the lumbo-pelvic region

Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises

  • Understand programming goals and exercise management for the lumbo-pelvic region
  • Learn how to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  • Learn exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing to maximize outcomes
  • Develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns
  • Learn effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and corrective strategies

Note, Parts A and B must be completed together in a full 6-hour format.

What you qualify with

  • 0.6 Continuing Education Credits
  • 3.0 canfitpro

Who can attend this workshop

No specific requirements. This workshop is open to all fitness professionals and Pilates instructors.

How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your workshop or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.


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