PHI Pilates On-line Courses

Title of Workshop: Back to Basics
Workshop Description: Focus on your teaching skills with this 8 module online course by Chrissy Ruby. The course comes with a complete film of the 105 minute workshop on DVD and includes online handouts and quizzes. Learn how to effectively cue the Pilates matwork and how and when to modify or progress an exercise. This course will set you apart from other teachers and give you the skills to challenge even the most advanced participant. In this course, you will learn how to effectively cue the Pilates mat work and how and when to modify or progress an exercise. This course will set you apart from other teachers and give you the skills to challenge even the most advanced participant. The course objectives are as follows: 1. Students will identify neutral alignment in all body positions. 2. Students will recognize loss of alignment during Pilates exercise. 3. Students will choose appropriate Pilates exercises for the population they are working with. 4. Students will apply Pilates principles to their teaching. In this online course, you are required to complete 8 learning modules. Each module includes a video presentation, worksheet, and quiz. Upon scoring 70% on each of the quiz you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Back to Basics course.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com / admin@phiuniversity.com
Website: https://www.phipilates.com/curriculum/online-courses/
CEC's: PHI 3, PMA 3 & PA PT-4
Cost of Workshop: $90


Title of Workshop: Reformer Choreography
Workshop Description: This 2-hour workshop focuses on new choreography for your reformer group classes or privates. If things are getting a bit stale, this will be sure to freshen it up! Chrissy Ruby presents new twists on old exercises as well as brand new creations that will liven up your classes adding challenge and interest. Course Objectives: 1. Participants will demonstrate 21 new choreography exercises on the Reformer. 2. Participants will define the idea of teaching by "using the move". 3. Participants will understand how a teacher should keep cadence with their voice and start combinations simple so that they can build. 4. Participants will remember that purpose, safety, and client goals are all as important as fun choreography. 5. Participants will define their demographic and understand how to use this to assist in choosing choreography.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=13
CEC's: BOC 3, PHI 3 & PMA 3
Cost of Workshop: $75


Title of Workshop: Addressing Spinal Forces on the Cadillac
Workshop Description: This workshop presented by Kathy Sanzo, MSPT will demonstrate how the Cadillac or Tower System can both facilitate and challenge spinal movements. With a deep understanding of the longitudinal system of the spine and its supporting structures, this workshop and workout will allow you the opportunity to see and experience the many forces that challenge the spine throughout daily activities. An experienced teacher understands the purpose and function of movement patterns, how to program these movements on the Cadillac, and how they relate to daily life. This workshop will help you create a program that incorporates mobility, stability, flexibility, core strength, balance, and coordination. We will examine new ways to use the equipment, while recognizing and respecting the biomechanical fundamentals. Objectives: 1. Define flexion, extension, sidebending and rotational forces on the spine. 2. Demonstrate how unilateral movement, or lack of movement, places rotational or sidebending forces on the spine. 3. Identify exercises in every plane of motion that can enhance spinal lengthening. 4. Discover how the cadillac can enhance ideal recruitment patterns of the postural muscles with open and closed chain exercises.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=140
CEC's: BOC 3, PHI 3 and PMA 3
Cost of Workshop: $99


Title of Workshop: Pilates as Treatment for Back Pain in the Client with Sway Back Posture
Workshop Description: Sway Back posture is a common factor in clients with Back Pain and other chronic syndromes. In this online course, view a narrated power point to learn about the characteristics and problems in sway back posture and review concepts surrounding the causes and effects of this posture. Then go to the lab with Chrissy to watch the postural evaluation and Pilates based exercise treatment of a gentleman with sway back posture and chronic low back pain. Exercises shown are on the Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, and Ladder Barrel. Course Objectives: 1. Participants will identify and describe the Sway Back Posture. 2. Participants will differentiate the Sway Back Posture from Lower Crossed Syndrome. 3. Participants will identify weaknesses and length deficits of a client with the Sway Back Posture. 4. Participants will apply exercises using the Reformer, Trap Table, Mat, and Ladder Barrel to improve Sway Back Posture and reduce low back pain. 5. Participants will identify the components of Sway Back Posture that lead to low back pain.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=135
CEC's: PMA-3 & PAPT-3
Cost of Workshop: $95


Title of Workshop: Pilates for the Endurance Athlete
Workshop Description: Endurance athletes are a growing sub population in the US. Last year almost half a million people completed a marathon. Research studies show that between 50 and 90 percent of runners miss training time due to injury. Pilates, which emphasizes control of the core as well as strengthening of long weak muscles and lengthening of short strong muscles is well suited to be a part of an endurance athletes training regimen. In this streamed lecture, we will explore repertoire which keeps athletes functioning at their optimal potential. Course Objectives: 1. To provide the Pilates instructor with an overview of the physical demands of endurance athletes. 2. To provide the Pilates instructor with an overview of common movement impairments seen in endurance athletes. 3. To provide Pilates instructors with ideas to introduce endurance athletes to Pilates exercise. 4. To provide Pilates instructors with a rationale about why specific Pilates exercises are beneficial for endurance athletes. 5. To provide Pilates instructors with specific cues for Pilates exercises to work with endurance athletes towards the mastery of these exercises.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=130
CEC's: PMA 3
Cost of Workshop: $95


Title of Workshop: The Gluteals and their Link to Lower Quarter Dysfunction
Workshop Description: A lack of recruitment of the Gluteus Maximus is present in many athletes with a history of low back pain, ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis and many other lower quarter injuries. It is undetermined if the dysfunction of the Gluteus Maximus occurred before or after the injury, but this altered motor control pattern exists. This 3 credit hour course will cover the muscles and their functions and review the related research in a narrated powerpoint and then you will go to the lab to view mat and reformer exercises to improve this condition. The lab exercises are presented in MP4 files that you can download and keep for future reference. Participants will: 1) Identify the extensors of the hip and their isolated and integrated functions. 2) Define “Gluteal Amnesia” and “Crossed Pelvis Syndrome” and the identifying characteristics in athletes. 3) List the lower quarter dysfunctions common in athletes that are linked in research to the lack of recruitment of the gluteals. 4) Present ten Pilates based mat or reformer exercises to improve motor control of the gluteals in athletes. 5) Identify faulty movement patterns and postures of that are associated with poor recruitment of the gluteals.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=128
CEC's: PHI-3, PMA-3 and PA PT 3
Cost of Workshop: $95


Title of Workshop: Working with the Client with Forward Head Posture
Workshop Description: The forward head posture is one of the most common postural faults of our clients. It results from extended periods in sitting, age, and overtraining. We see it in the young, the old, the inactive and even in our best athletes. If untreated it will eventually cause muscle imbalance in the cervical spine and may lead to herniated discs, numbness and tingling in the arms, shoulder problems and headaches. In this online course, Chrissy Ruby discusses the muscle imbalances that create and feed the forward head posture in a narrated power point lecture. There is a handout for you to print to view with the narration. Then the camera follows Chrissy to her studio/clinic in Pittsburgh where she treats one of her clients using the Pilates reformer, pedipole, Cadillac, chair, mat, and ring. The course includes an online quiz and if you get 70%, you are able to print a certificate of completion. You get three attempts on the quiz. Course Objectives: 1. The participant will list the muscles involved in the guy wire system that holds the head in good posture. 2. The participant will list the muscles that form the scapular force couple. 3. The participant will describe 14 exercises for the forward head posture on the various Pilates apparatus. 4. The participant will describe the upper crossed syndrome and identify it in posture evaluation of a client.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=23
CEC's: PHI 3, PMA 3 & PA PT-3
Cost of Workshop: $95


Title of Workshop: Pilates for Pre and Post Natal Clients
Workshop Description: This 3.5 hour online course will teach the Pilates instructor how to work safely and effectively with a pre or post natal client. Learn the best ways to plan a program for a safe and effective exercise program. Course Objectives: 1. The student will describe the physiological changes in the mother throughout the pregnancy trimesters and after the baby is born. 2. The student will list the benefits and risks of exercise to both the pregnant woman and the new mother. 3. The student will describe the faulty postures that occur in the pregnant woman and after birth of the baby and relate them to changes in muscle balance. 4. The student will design an exercise program for both the pre natal and post natal client that addresses postural changes and is attentive to contraindications.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=85
CEC's: PHI 5, PMA 4.5 & PA PT-3.5
Cost of Workshop: $150


Title of Workshop: YUR Back: The Perfect Program for Spinal Stenosis
Workshop Description: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a common disabling condition in the older adult. In this online workshop we will review the etiology of the condition, symptoms of clients with lumbar spinal stenosis and how they respond to movement. Then we will apply the YUR BACK Pilates program for safe and effective exercise, education and safe activities of daily living. We will discuss current research that presents spinal flexion and distraction as the most successful conservative treatments. The online course includes a 40 minute narrated lecture and 12 extended streamed movie clips between 5 and 8 minutes each of movement and exercise demonstration. To earn the CEU’s you must pass a 12 questions quiz at 70%. Three attempts are offered on the quiz. Course Objectives: 1. The student will describe the etiology of lumbar spinal stenosis (neurogenic claudication) and how it differs from vascular claudication. 2. The student will demonstrate mat based, reformer, ladder barrel, chair, trapeze table and integrated training exercises appropriate for the client with lumbar spinal stenosis. 3. The student will provide examples of activities that the client could use to relieve painful symptoms during activities of daily living. 4. The student will describe symptoms that would indicate that an exercise is not appropriate for the client lumbar spinal stenosis. 5. The student will list related conditions that can cause lumbar spinal stenosis.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: https://www.phipilates.com/curriculum/online-courses/
CEC's: PMA 4, PHI 4
Cost of Workshop: $125


Title of Workshop: Low Back Pain: The Role of the Gluteals in Prevention and Rehabilitation
Workshop Description: Over 95 % of adults will experience low back pain at some time in their life. For many the length and strength of the gluteal musculature can be a contributing factor and the reason that the back pain persists. In this workshop, the Pilates instructor or physical therapist will identify shortness and weakness through Pilates movements and then use those movements to build muscle balance within their scope of practice. When working with a client with low back pain or doing a prevention program these exercises are key. Exercises in this course are on the mat, reformer, and Pilates chair. Many of the mat exercises use the Pilates loop resistance band. Course Objectives: 1. The student will list the multiple roles of the gluteal musculature in healthy function of the low back for daily activities. 2. The student will identify poor movement patterns of the gluteals through observation of Pilates movements and activities of daily living. 3. The student will identify the important role of the gluteus maximus in global movement patterns. 4. The student will demonstrate Pilates exercises to strengthen, lengthen and balance the gluteals on the reformer, mat and chair. 5. The student will identify lower extremity movement issues that may lead to problems in gluteal activation.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=196
CEC's: PMA 4 and PAPT 4
Cost of Workshop: $110


Title of Workshop: The Amazing Push Through Bar
Workshop Description: The push through bar on the trapeze table is a unique apparatus. There is no other apparatus that moves like it in the movement arena. Its rigid arc like movement is an excellent tool for providing feedback, challenge and guidance for shoulder movement. In this course we will discuss healthy movement of the shoulder and how to use the push through bar effectively to bring about healthy shoulder movement in your clients and yourself. Course Objectives: 1. Participants will identify faulty movement characteristics on the push through bar and pair them with shoulder movement faults. 2. Participants will identify improper movement on the push through bar to facilitate healthy movement patterns. 3. Participants will describe proximal to distal and distal to proximal chain function and dysfunction through PNF patterns. 4. Participants will demonstrate 8 series of shoulder exercises on the push through bar and understand the important combination of shoulder and spine movement assisted by a "between chain (not closed or open)" exercise.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: https://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3312
CEC's: PHI 3 and PMA 3
Cost of Workshop: $95


Title of Workshop: Take It To The Wall
Workshop Description: This course which is presented by Karen Sanzo, MS, PT, PMA® CPT is designed to facilitate advanced thinking prior to advancing exercises. This course will provide you with a new awareness of the muscles that often lie dormant during many exercises. Discover the role of the hamstrings and gluteals during a bridge. What about that famous quadruped position? Learn how the hands can make a better connection to the shoulder. Research regarding motor control and spinal stabilization will be briefly reviewed. Objectives: 1. Define open/closed chain exercises. 2. Experience how closing the chain can create different core connections. 3. Understand the role of hamstrings and gluteus maximus during hip extension forces or active hip extension. Includes review of firing patterns. 4. Discover ideal prop placement to enhance hip and shoulder opening. 5. Review phases of motor control. 6. Build an integrated wall exercise program from supine, quadruped, sitting and standing.
Studio Name and Address Information: Online Course
Contact Number: 1-877-716-4879
Email: info@phipilates.com
Website: http://shop.phipilates.com/catalog.php?item=142
CEC's: PHI 3 and PMA 3
Cost of Workshop: $99

 

 

 

 

 

 


        
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