presented by Sherri Betz
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT
Sherri Betz has been a physical therapist since 1991. She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist, PMA® Certified Pilates teacher, and director of TheraPilates® Physical Therapy Clinic since 2001. She was elected as the Vice-President of the Pilates Method Alliance in 2007 and served on the PMA Board of Directors from 2003-2009. Sherri is the PMA…Read full bio
The class begins with a review of the principles of alignment, and giving students permission to stop exercises if they are painful or if unusual symptoms appear.
2. Standing and Towel Exercises
We begin with Standing and Centering Cues and Fletcher Pilates TowelworkTM to promote postural and shoulder girdle awareness as developed by Pilates master teacher, Ron Fletcher.The Fletcher Pilates TowelworkTM is unique in facilitation of the infraspinatus and humeral head placement in the glenoid fossa and can easily be used for patients with shoulder pathologies. We continue with balance exercises, calf strengthening, plies, squats and lunges working through the fear of knee pain!
3. Mat, and Foam Roller Exercises
In this chapter, we will learn the Pilates stretches and transitions and exercises related to the mat and the foam roller. There will be a focus on breathing and core control.
4. Wrap Up
The goal of this chapter will be to learn creative exercises to reduce excessive kyphosis or “dowager’s hump” using a firm air-filled 8” Massage Ball. Promote bone accretion and reduced kyphosis with the 3-Part Pilates Swan, Pre-Swimming and Double Leg Kick.