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Dr. Suzanne Martin

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The Upper Core: Distance Education Course

Learn 26 Pilates-based mat exercises to target repetitive stress injuries of the upper body. Learn integration of the diaphragmatic ring, scapular complex and upper spine with a precise therapeutic program in order to achieve this goal.

List of Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of upper extremity repetitive stress injury and rehabilitation: posture, scapular mechanics, diaphragmatic breath, nerve tension and glide, lymphatic congestion, bedtime positioning, therapeutic exercise/walking, regard for the promotion of healthy body usage.
  • Describe the physical and psychosocial effects of stress on human physiology.
  • Describe the best postural positions and relationship of the head, neck and shoulders to the center of gravity.
  • Describe the leveraging role of the shoulder girdle and its anatomical/mechanical relationship to the torso.
  • Describe the motions of the ribcage and the mechanics of diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Describe how the lymphatic system is different from the arterial/venous circulation.
  • Learn and experiment with 26 Pilates-based mat exercises specifically designed for the prevention and post-acute rehabilitation of upper extremity repetitive stress injuries.

Target Audience

Physical Therapists and PT Assistants (CAPTA)
PMA®-CPTs
California Nurses (CA Board of Registered Nursing)

Educational Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Special Needs Requests will be accommodated wherever possible. Pilates Therapeutics is committed to 100% customer satisfaction.

Information On This Site Is NOT Intended To Replace The Personal Interaction Of A Qualified Health Care Provider And Is Not Intended As Medical Advice.  If you suspect you are having a medical emergency, contact your doctor or dial 911 immediately. Pilates Therapeutics LLC and Dr. Suzanne Martin do not recommend or advise against any specific procedures, medical professionals, medical products, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on this website.

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