With a combination of online and onsite instruction, the Advanced Assessment Skills series helps movement teachers learn and apply necessary intake, assessment and reasoning skills to maximiSe outcome and increase professionalism in practice.
Intake & Interviewing skills
Advanced Assessment of the Head, Neck, Spine and Pelvis
Alignment is a key principle in Pilates. It is essential for Pilates teachers to develop a keen eye and a profound understanding of postural alignment and variances to assess what intervention, if any, will produce the greatest change in clients’ performance and overall outcome.
Using the Polestar Function Movement Outcome Measure (FMOM), students will develop skills in static and dynamic postural assessment. This elaborate screening tool brings to light key anatomical landmarks that will improve the teacher’s eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries common to many clients, with emphasis on how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the head, neck, trunk and pelvis.
Students will refine their interpretation skills within their scope of practice and know-how in order to design safe and effective programs or refer clients to the appropriate care provider.
Completion of the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Series or comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training from a Pilates Alliance of Australia approved school or licensed medical rehabilitation professional.