kinectED: Ask the Expert: Pilates Rehab for Back Injuries

448At a dead end with programming ideas for back pain? Refresh your knowledge and revitalize your Pilates repertoire with this interactive workshop on back injuries taught by Kinected co-founder Matt McCulloch and Elliot Fishbein, a physical therapist with 12 years of experience and specialty training in low back disorders. Take a look at what participants can expect to learn from Matt & Elliot’s distinct perspectives:

Physical Therapist point of view:

  • Pathology of the lumbar spine: spinal stenosis, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc diseases
  • Different surgical procedures for the lumbar spine
  • Principles of recovery and precautions in surgical clients
  • Exercise principles for clients with pathology and/or surgery
  • Different exercises with clients specific to the pathology/surgery

Pilates instructor point of view:

  • Specifically modified Pilates exercises for degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylisthesis, herniated/ bulging disc
  • Contraindications for degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylisthesis, Herniated/ bulging disc clients
  • Programming post operative/post rehab- fusion, laminectomy, laminotomy, micordisectomy, disc replacement
  • Red flags when a PT patient is transitioning from physical therapy to Pilates
  • Core strength testing utilizing specifically modified Pilates exercises
  • Case study of a physical therapy patient (with spinal fusions) that transitioned into a Pilates client

The workshop will take place this Saturday, 11/9 & Sunday, 11/10 from 9am-1pm both days. Sign up now!

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