STOTT PILATES Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region

This workshop developed by the Merrithew™ team consists of both lecture and practical application. The workshop explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning lumbo-pelvic region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function. The first part entitled Form & Function, covers the functional anatomy and therapeutic foundational concepts within the context of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip and all associated musculature. The second part presents the Programming & Application of STOTT PILATES® exercises. This practical section relates the theory already learned to identify programming priorities and determine appropriate exercises designed to optimize the function of the lumbo-pelvic region.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the functional anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region
  2. Understand the integrated model of joint stability and muscle classification system within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region
  3. Understand current concepts of stability, review stabilization strategies and understand programming goals for the lumbo-pelvic region
  4. Apply STOTT PILATES Biomechanical Principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  5. Develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns

Equipment used in this workshop

  • Pilates Mat
  • Flex-Band®
  • 7.5" Mini Stability Ball™
  • 12" Mini Stability Ball
  • Foam Roller™
  • 2lb Toning Ball™
  • 55" Stability Ball
  • Foam Cushion 'A'
  • Foam Cushion 'B'

Additional Details

  • Workshop Length: 6 hours
  • 6.0 REPs CPDs