Pilates for Managing Parkinson’s Disease

Assessing and designing a workout for a senior with early onset Parkinsons, plantar fascia discomfort, shoulder impingement, and hemsiphere imbalances. This course will empower instructors with information that will assist them in delivering their services to a wider variety of participants. Seniors with conditions such as Parkinsons greatly benefit from the Pilates Method of physical conditioning, and this course is a great introduction to help movement educators expand their vocabulary and tools available to us within the realm of the Pilates Method.

  • taking history, assessing range
  • foot mobility
  • releasing the psoas
  • assessing posture, gait, stability of the pelvis, and integration of breath
  • Decompressing the spine, balancing pelvic floor with breath, and brain integration