This presentation places a strong emphasis on postural awareness, neuromuscular re-education for trunk control, spinal extension, lower extremity strength, and balance as applied to falls and fracture prevention of the hip and vertebral bodies. Through the pilates principles, followed by appropriate selection and sequencing of exercises for success with extremity strengthening, core control, postural changes, reduction of kyphosis, and improved balance. This presentation will cover a myriad of topics from fracture risk assessment, to current evidence based treatment of frail older persons and those with osteoporosis, precautions and contraindications will be explained with supporting evidence.
Presenter Celeste Bruce is the owner of Soul Pilates (formerly Pilates Based Physicalmind Studio South Melbourne) established in South Melbourne in 2001. With over 20 years industry experience, Celeste previously studied dance in Australia and the United States, and has travelled widely teaching body conditioning and anatomy and physiology for dancers, as well as delivering community lectures on osteoarthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis and disease prevention from a Pilates perspective. As a qualified Pilates instructor, she is certified with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) and Polestar Pilates, and was on the board of the APMA. Celeste’s continuing ambition is to educate and encourage all people to exercise more wisely, for the benefit of the mind, the body and the spirit.
Time: 2.00pm- 5.00pm
Venue: Soul Pilates, Suite 6, 24 Eastern Road South Melbourne VIC 3205