Polestar Pilates Australia is proud to host the wonderful Lise Stolze and Hagit Berdishevsky from 01-03 May 2020.
This 3-day course will be held at Dynamic Stability, 83 Glen Eira Rd, Suite 5-7, Ripponlea VIC.
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a spine deformity resulting in abnormal spine mechanics during movement and exercise. This 3-day course provides guidelines for selecting safe fitness exercises for people with adult IS and adult degenerative scoliosis. Theory and evidence supporting Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) including the Schroth Method is presented to inform Pilates Mat exercise recommendations. Dynamic skills labs focus on assessment of the Pilates client and exercise prescription based on curve type and presence of spine modifiers. While this course is not a Schroth Method training, it provides the health care professional and Pilates/Fitness instructor the education and information necessary to collaborate with Schroth therapists and other scoliosis specialists for the benefit of the adult client with scoliosis. Mat Pilates exercises are the focus of this course but prior Pilates experience is not necessary. An apparatus demonstration on day 3 will help the student understand how Mat adaptations can be transferred to Pilates apparatus.
At the end of this course the student will:
Disclaimer: This course does not provide training in the Schroth Method and consequently does not authorize students to promote themselves as having training in the Schroth Method.
Lise Stolze, MPT, DSc, PMA®-CPT is a certified Schroth scoliosis therapist through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (C2) and is a certified SEAS scoliosis specialist (SEAS 2) through the Italian Scientific Institute for the Spine (ISICO). Lise earned her master’s degree in physical therapy in 1993 and her doctor of science degree in orthopedic physical therapy in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation on low back pain and Pilates was published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. She has worked as affiliate faculty for the Regis University Physical Therapy program in Denver Colorado. Lise serves on the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Research Committee and is a principal educator for Polestar Pilates Education. She completed her initial Pilates training in the Ron Fletcher method in 1993. She holds a certification in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, is a registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Teacher Alliance and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She has presented nationally at the PMA annual conference, at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, at Pilates on Tour and internationally with the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopoedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). Lise is an active member of SOSORT and currently owns Stolze Therapies Manual and Movement Arts in Denver Colorado.
Habit Berdishevsky, PT, DPT, Cert. McKenzie (MDT), BSPTS & Schroth Scoliosis Therapist and Teacher Trainer is the co-director for the Conservative Care for Spinal Deformities at ColumbiaDoctors NYC, specializing in scoliosis and spine rehabilitation for the non operative, the pre-operative and post-operative patients of all ages. She began teaching postural cultivation over 14 years ago when she graduated in 1998 from a Physical Education and Sports Science program in Israel with specialty in Postural Defects Cultivation. She received a Masters degree in physical therapy from CUNY – Hunter College in 2005, and her clinical Doctorate degree in 2013 from St. Augustine University, Florida specializing in sports rehabilitation. She worked for 10 years at the Hospital for Special Surgery as an Advanced Clinician. In 2009 Hagit become certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) with the McKenzie institute. In 2010 she further expanded her interest in scoliosis and become certified as a Schroth scoliosis therapist from the Asklepios Katherina-Schroth Clinic in Germany and the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School in Spain. She becomes a teacher trainer for the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School in 2013 and is currently teaching the principles of the Schroth method nationally. She regularly presents to therapists, surgeons and physiatrists on the Schroth Method, osteoporosis and core stabilization. She annually presents for the DPT program at Hunter College and in 2012 and 2013 expanded her presentation on the Schroth Method to Treat Scoliosis for all Ages in a two-day pre-conference course at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting and to the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).
3-day Course: $1500 (early bird $1300 by Friday 28th February 2020)
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PAA PDP’s: 15