• SA - Pilates & Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy - Sun 5 November 2017

    Description, Requirements

    More than 20% of pregnant women may be affected by pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. It's important to recognise that Pelvic girdle pain is different to pregnancy related low back pain and can have a significant impact on a woman's ability to exercise during an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy. Pilates can offer a safe option to women experiencing pelvic girdle, however; must be modified appropriately. This workshop will be delivered by a Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor and educator - Jenny Phillips. Physiological adaptations and implications for exercise during pregnancy will be reviewed before then focusing on pelvic girdle pain; its prevalence, how to recognise common symptoms and how to adapt Pilates teaching to this population.

    Presenter Jenny Phillips is an APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, meaning she has gained extra recognition by her professional body regarding her knowledge and expertise in this clinical area. She treats women all through the ages, with continence, prolapse and pelvic pain problems, and also treats many women through pregnancy and postpartum for pelvic girdle and low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and mastitis, amongst other problems. In addition to her clinical work, Jenny has lectured at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the University of South Australia on topics related to women’s health and continence.

    Jenny gained her initial Pilates experience 10 years ago, and is now an APPI Pilates instructor and course educator. She conducts the APPI antenatal and postnatal Pilates courses in Adelaide and is also involved in presenting the APPI matwork series. Clinically, she teaches numerous Pilates equipment and matwork classes weekly, including pregnancy and Mums & Babies Pilates classes. She has also lectured at the APA on exercise in pregnancy.

    Venue: Inner Strength Pilates & Barre, 115 - 123 Jetty Road, Glenelg   SA  5045

    Time: 1pm - 5pm

    Participants to bring: Towel 

    Early Bird Ends 22/10/2017
    Member $165.00
    Non-Member: $210.00
    Normal Price
    Member $180.00
    Non-Member: $220.00
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  • WA - Pilates & Scoliosis - Sunday 12 November 2017

    Description, Requirements

    Over the course of the day you will review the history of Scoliosis, its incidence and development and how it is now one of the most prevalent issues facing Physiotherapists and Pilates teachers alike. The difference between congenital and idiopathic scoliosis will be discussed, along with the mix between C-curve and S-curve deformities of the spine and their differing challenges. Following this, you will be guided through the APPI’s step by step program of how to deliver a successful in studio scoliosis session, as well as a specific home exercise program.

    Presenter Sindy Rollins for Unite Health and APPI Australia is a presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and incorporates their modified therapeutic approach to exercise into her practice as a MSK physiotherapist, and teches 1:1, group and class Pilates.

    Sindy has a strong background in rehabilitation, through her work with the British Military, and now works in her private practice at leederville physiotherapy clinic, Perth, WA, where she has developed an interest in shoulder and pelvic dysfunction. 

    Sindy is a UK trained physiotherapist, with a BSC. Hones in Physiotherapy and a PGDip in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. She is also a member of the musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapits (MACP).

    Venue: Oxford Street Health Group, Leederville Physiotherapy, 396 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016

    Time: 9am - 5pm (6 CEC's)

    Attendees to bring: Towel & Pilates Mat


    Early Bird Ends 29/10/2017
    Member $290.00
    Non-Member: $370.00
    Normal Price
    Member $330.00
    Non-Member: $398.00
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  • NSW - Mobility, Stability & Gait - Fri 17 November 2017

    Description, Requirements

    Whether our clients want to stand on one leg without falling, walk down stairs without knee pain, enjoy a weeklong trek, succeed at indoor rock climbing or run a marathon the dynamics of stability and mobility to come into their zenith in the gait patterns. 

    In this workshop we will explore the questions “Are stability and mobility really different things?”, “What is the ideal gait?” and “How do we sustain youthfulness in our verticality?”

    We will address 

    • The complexity and importance of the standing leg bias
    • What ‘stability’ and ‘mobility’ mean within the neurological framework
    • Homologous, Homolateral and Contralateral stability/mobility variances
    • The biological, pedagogical and structural elements at play in how we locomote
    • The vital relationship between hip joint, talus bone and 4th metatarsal
    • The psychophysical aspects of the stability/mobility paradigm 

    Practically we will explore

    • Observational tools and tests for assessing gait patterns and problems
    • Equipment based exercises to increase hip joint proprioception and control
    • Feldenkrais/floor based transition exercises for improving stability/mobility and gait
    • Using foam rollers in novel, subtle and challenging ways
    • Specific cueing and propping to target inhibited muscle proprioception and control

    Presenter - Molly Tipping has a BA in Dance and has been working as a Pilates Instructor for 16 years and a Feldenkrais Practitioner for 8. Molly runs a private practice in West Perth assisting clients with injury recovery, chronic pain, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and dance technique. Molly also lectures in Alignment and Kinesiology at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in the Dance department; teaching Ideokinesis (the work of Mable Todd and her disciples), Feldenkrais, experiential anatomy, developmental movement patterning, body-mind science and anxiety resilience. Molly also teachers for The Royal Academy of Dance and is the co-producer of Move Over Anxiety, a Feldenkrais audio program currently on sale in Australia and The United States.

    Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm

    Venue: Surry Hills Pilates Studio, Studio 2, Level 1, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW

    Early Bird Ends 03/11/2017
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
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  • VIC - The Wonderful Wunda Chair - Sunday 3 December 2017

    Description, Requirements

    Come for a journey around Joseph's brilliant creation, the Wunda Chair. Loved by Pilates teachers around the world, the wunda chair is an essential part of any Pilates studio. The simplicity and versatility of the chair is the epitome of Joseph's genius inventiveness and continues to provide teachers with a seemingly endless supply of repertoire today. Effective for rehabilitation or general conditioning, mobility or stability, or challenging full body integration, the Wunda Chair has something to offer all of our clients. It can help people improve their movement capacity in a surprising variety of ways. This workshop will be both a workout and a detailed exploration through the bountiful possibilities of repertoire using the wonderful Wunda Chair. Come play!

    Presenter Liz Hewett has been working in the health and fitness industries for nearly 19 years, and teaching Pilates for 16 years. She is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, graduating from RMIT in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) with distinction, and, from VUT in 2000 with a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation. Her main passion growing up was dance, and she did a year of full time dance training at The Victorian College of the Arts after finishing high school. After spending most of that year either in physio, or, studying anatomy instead of practising her pirouettes, she decided that her love of dance was better served as a practitioner rather than a performer. Having no idea what sort of job that was, she went to university to find out. She started doing Pilates during university to help a chronic lumbar disc injury, and thought it would be easier to get a job as a Pilates teacher than the brand new exercise physiology industry.

    Liz went straight from university to studying the APMA Level 1 course with Paul Cini at PhysicalMind Pilates in 2001. Over the course of her Pilates career she has worked at Inbalance Pilates, The Intelligent Body, Bella Life, and, between 2008-2016 was at The Australian Ballet School as the Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Liz re-entered the world of small business in 2016 to join Absolute Health & Performance, a new sports medicine centre in Melbourne CBD. After finding her feet in private practice, she is now working for herself as an Exercise Physiologist, Strength & Conditioning coach and Pilates practitioner, as well as teaching at Das Studio Pilates in Fitzroy.

    Liz served on the APMA’s Executive Council for nearly 7 years, as Secretary for Council, and Chair for the Education Committee, and President of the APMA from 2008-2010. She was also a member of the Course Accreditation Committee, whose major project was writing all the materials for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy. Liz has been an invited reviewer of Professional Development Applications for Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Fitness Australia. More recently, Liz was invited to join the new APMA Advisory Committee.

    Liz’s philosophy as a Pilates teacher is to integrate principles and training techniques from exercise and rehabilitation science with the Pilates Method. Liz’s exercise science knowledge took a boost when she went back to university and completed a Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2015. Her specialty areas are dance, distance running, skiing and chronic musculoskeletal conditions or injury. Being a blend of all of these, Liz tries to live the active lifestyle that we all love and promote, by going back to ballet as an adult, running her first full marathon this year, skiing as often as the budget allows, and doing Pilates & strength training enough to keep her chronic dodgy bits healthy!

    Venue: Empathy Pilates, 741 - 743 High Street, Armadale   VIC  3143

    Time: 9am - 12pm

    Participant to bring: Towel & Pilates Mat

    Early Bird Ends 19/11/2017
    Member $157.50
    Non-Member: $187.50
    Normal Price
    Member $165.00
    Non-Member: $195.00
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