NAT Master Course - Integrating Pilates Principles for Manual Therapists
This course combines the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for helping you help your clients relieve discomfort and improve pain-free movement.
The course text includes more than 290 full-color illustrations to provide both Pilates teachers and Manual Therapists with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions, and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control.
Includes current research on neuroplasticity, the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.
This Course Teaches
• Help your clients achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement
• Learn to identify non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness
• Integrate the fundamental Pilates principles in order to help your clients develop a more stable core
8-10 Hours Home Study, including online reflective learning exam. Suitable for all manual therapists and exercise professionals.
About the Authors
Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized author and industry expert in the fields of functional anatomy, corrective exercise, and functional rehabilitation and training. Osar has authored several books, manuals, and DVDs for the health and fitness professional, including the highly acclaimed Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction. He is the developer of the Integrative Movement System™, a principle-based approach to training and conditioning the general population.
Marylee Bussard has been teaching Pilates since 2003. She is a graduate of the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago, a certified Integrative Movement Specialist (IMS), and a certified KMI Structural Integration Practitioner.