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Pilates for the Hypermobile Population
Pilates for the Hypermobile Population

Sun, May 05


Virtual workshop

Pilates for the Hypermobile Population

A one-day workshop equipping Pilates instructors to work safely and effectively with the general hypermobile population

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Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

Virtual workshop

About the event

Working with hypermobile clients can be daunting. Instructors may have questions about ways to properly strengthen a hypermobile joint, concerns over subluxations and dislocations, or worries about ways to modify exercises efficiently in a group setting. Hypermobility disorders can also often be accompanied by co-morbidities which may require more understanding and modifications for clients.

At the same time, the hypermobile population needs safe, effective exercise for optimum health and strength. Pilates is an exercise form easily tailored to individual needs, whether in a solo or group session. For that reason, special populations such as people with hypermobility or hypermobility disorders may be drawn to Pilates for their workouts. The prevelance of generalized joint hypermobility in the general population has been reported as being between 10 and 30 percent, making it statistically likely that clients with generalized joint hypermobility will be part of any studio.

In this one-day virtual workshop, we will dive deep into hypermobility, exploring topics such as:

  • Hypermobility 101: What are the different types of hypermobility? How does it affect the body? How might it present?
  • Training needs: What are common areas of weakness or compensatory strategies in the hypermobile population?
  • Contraindications: What types of exercises or positions should be avoided?
  • Exercises: How might traditional Pilates equipment and exercises be used or modified for the hypermobile population?
  • Support: When and how do you refer people out to a specialist?

Joining us will be the world-renowned "Hypermobility MD" and founder of the "Bendy Bodies with the Hypermobility MD Podcast", Dr. Linda Bluestein. Dr. Bluestein will share her expertise with us, defining hypermobility, hypermobility disorders, and more. She'll break down common co-morbidities seen in the hypermobile population and equip Pilates trainers to have a thorough understanding of hypermobility and its effect on joints, connective tissue, and movement in the body.

This workshop is for Pilates practitioners looking to increase their knowledge and skill set in working with the general hypermobile population. Led by Bodies In:Motion owner Jennifer Milner, NCPT, this workshop will examine hypermobility through a Pilates-based movement lens, supporting people of all fitness levels, and leave participants equipped to recognize common hypermobility issues, modify safely, and move a client through a healthy, effective workout.

Not able to attend on May 5? Your ticket purchase will entitle you to a digital copy of the live workshop, available for two weeks after May 5, 2024, for you to watch at your convenience. (Note - CECs will be pending if you do not attend live. Ask for details!)

A certificate of completion is offered at the end of this course. Practitioners wanting CECs from the live attendance will need to take a short quiz in compliance with the National Pilates Certification requirements.

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