Rehab Professionals

Optimizing Movement Using the Pilates Environment
Christine Romani-Ruby PT, D.Ed, MPT, ATC, PMA®CPT

This series of courses will assist the rehabilitation professional in assessing and promoting healthy movement using the Pilates repertoire. Each 10-hour course in the 5 part series will progress the therapist in using the functional movements of Pilates to assess the neuromuscular system and then assist the client in optimizing their movement patterns to reduce pain, optimize function, and prevent injury. Each course will make use of the mat work and all of the Pilates apparatus.

Pre-requisites:  These courses are for rehabilitation professionals such as PT, PTA, OT, RN, MD, etc.  Participants should have prior Pilates training.


Rehab Specialist I

Adopting a visual scan. In this course explore how distal movements and positions can reveal proximal imbalances. Then use them to teach new movement patterns.


Rehab Specialist II

Posture is the shadow of movement.  Use static posture to determine imbalance and faulty movement patterns and reform posture by resolving the imbalances and correcting the movement.


Rehab Specialist III

Building better relationships.  Healthy movement requires muscles to work together in many different relationships. One muscle may have several different types of relationships and many partners. In this course learn to use Pilates as counseling for these muscle relationships.


Rehab Specialist IV

Transforming new movement into function.  Healthy movement needs practice. Apply the movements learned in the Pilates environment to life function and incorporate practice into daily activities. Choose Pilates movements to match life challenges and goals.


Rehab Specialist V

The relationship between mobility and stability.  If mobility and stability are not paired effectively, movement will not be optimum and injury will result. In this course put the visual scan together with evidence based research to maximize Pilates as a tool for improving the human experience.