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Penelope Shure of Pilates For Every Body 

“Suzanne Martin is by far the BEST Pilates practitioner and educator worldwide. Her ability to not only teach other teachers but clients and patients is stellar. She is organized, creative, informative, compassionate and kind. Her approach creates long lasting positive impressions and healing. She is a learner herself, has absolutely no ego when it comes to her brilliance and makes everyone realize that they are smarter and better than they imagined. I have traveled across the country to study with Suzanne whenever possible and am happy to call her my mentor, colleague and friend. If you ever have the opportunity to work with her, TAKE IT!!!”

 

Assessment/ Creating a Client Profile (30 minutes)
Activ-Wedge® on the Mat (40 minutes)
Activ-Wedge® on the Apparatus (60 minutes)

Dr. Martin originally designed the Activ-Wedge® for use in the Pilates environment for clients with scoliosis.  The Activ-Wedge® is useful for any client with asymmetries, and is portable for home and office use. The name Activ-Wedge® distinguishes its use from other wedge products often used for passive stretching and positional release. The Activ-Wedge® promotes active movement to achieve better balance.

Presented with detailed instructions, each video contains an introduction further describing the Wedge. The featured demonstrator is Pilates instructor and physical therapist Lorna Roza, who has scoliosis.

The Assessment, Creating a Client Profile, provides a toolkit of observation assessments: Global Posture Observation, Sagittal Side View Observation, and Additional Observation from the Anterior View. Special attention is given to the details of muscle tone observation, bone alignments, tongue use, eye dominance testing and general posture types. Scoliometer® instructions and demonstration are also included.

Activ-Wedge® on the Mat is divided into 10 sections. Each details how to use Activ-Wedge® with positions from the Neurodevelopmental Sequence as a framework for mat use: Supine, Prone, Side-lying, Seated, Kneeling, Half- Kneeling, Z-sit, Quadruped, Retrograde Poses, Standing.

Activ-Wedge® on the Apparatus has 8 sections. They detail how to use Activ-Wedge® with positions from the Neurodevelopmental Sequence as a framework for mat use: Supine, Prone, Seated, Kneeling, Half- Kneeling, Z-Sit, Quadruped, Retrograde Poses, Standing. Apparatus use includes the Universal Reformer, Trapeze Table, and Wunda Split Pedal Chair.

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