DVD NO. 1 - The Pelvic Floor: Bringing Research into Practice Presentation

The presentation was conducted as an interactive workshop at the 2008 APMA National Conference. Melinda will present theoretical suggestions of pelvic floor muscle function and relate this to current research findings, common beliefs and practices. Presenter – Melinda Cooper is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience assisting women in the broad scope of clinical issues arising within the life stages of menarche, pregnancy, birth and post-partum, lactation and menopause. 

DVD NO. 2 - Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseased States: A Pilates Perspective Presentation

The presentation was conducted at the 2008 APMA National Conference. This lecture will present information regarding pathologies involving the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and will include discussions regarding common pathologies and how we, as Pilates instructors, can help provide an optimal and intelligent approach to programming for these populations. Presenters - Marc Brown is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong. He is the Course Coordinator for the Cardiorespiratory & Neurological Rehabilitation program and has lectured other courses within the Exercise Science & Rehabilitation degree for the past 7 years. Donna Oliver trained in classical ballet from childhood and completed her dance training at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Since 1995 she has worked with acute and chronically injured patients as well as pre and post surgical clients with musculo-skeletal rehabilitative needs

DVD NO. 3 - Gait Workshop

This workshop held at the 2008 APMA National Conference explored Gait. Walking, although we most of us take is for granted, is a complex orchestration of neurological impulses, muscular contractions and bony movements. They also explored how to utilize the pre-Pilates and Pilates repertory to facilitate our clients ease in locomotion. Presenter - Kelly Kane has been teaching the work of Joseph Pilates for over 15 years. Originally, Kelly studied Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska & Hila Paldi and obtained her certification through the Pilates Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kelly completed two years of the BodyMind Centering teacher- training program and attended Massage School at the Florida School of Massage in 1985. Her manual therapy repertoire includes Structural Integration and Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Since 1993 Kelly has been studying Iyengar yoga as well as anatomy and postural assessment. Her insatiable desire to understand movement in all of its forms has led her to study Continuum® with Emilie Conrad and Mary Abrams. In the summer of 1999 Kelly opened the Kane School of Core Integration with the primary focus of training teachers in the work developed by Joseph Pilates.

DVD NO. 4 - The Cervical Spine and it's Connections (Healthy Necks)

How many people have told you that they feel all of their abdominal exercises primarily in their necks? In this three-hour workshop we will define healthy neck mechanics for abdominal exercises. Presenter - Kelly Kane

DVD NO. 5 - Pilates for Ski Conditioning

During this combined theory and practical workshop, Liz will share some of the exercise science principles of conditioning for skiing. Understanding sport specific concepts such as pre season/ in season training, progressive overload, and how to apply it to skiing will enable you to design the most effective Pilates programs for your ski bunny clients. Presenter - Liz Hewett, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Pilates Instructor with ten years experience in fitness and exercise rehabilitation. She completed her Pilates Instructor training in 2001 through the Physical Mind Studio, Melbourne, which is accredited by the APMA. Liz is currently based at The Australian Ballet. Liz has a particular interest in combining the scientific principles of exercise science and programming, with the movement therapy techniques of the traditional Pilates Method. 

DVD NO. 6 - Biomechanics of the Knee Joint

Jumping (& landing) to conclusions about Knee injury prevention Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most disabling knee injuries an athlete can sustain. Unresolved ACL rupture has been associated with a distinct syndrome that includes episodes of giving way, further risk of meniscal damage, loss of proprioception via damage to mechanoreceptors in the joint and ligament itself, recurrent pain, and likely degeneration of the knee joint as a result of excessive laxity and persistent instability. Presenter – Julie Steele, is a professor of biomechanics and head of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Wollongong. Julie’s research focuses predominantly biomechanics of injury prevention with a specific interest in mechanisms of lower extremity dysfunction, particularly anterior cruciate ligament injury during dynamic landings.

DVD NO. 7 - The Critical Eye: Balancing the Body Side to Side

Whether subtle or dramatic and regardless of cause, built into all bodies are strength imbalances and this workshop teaches you a protocol for really seeing what’s in front of you, mapping it, analyzing it for movement and teaching every Pilates exercise to address what you see. Presenter: Rebecca Leone is an international educator in the Pilates industry and her mission is to complete Joe Pilates’ mission; to make his work accessible to and understood by all who are interested. She completed her classical Pilates training in 2001 from Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joe Pilates’, she is Pilates Method Alliance Gold Certified and has served on the PMA Board of Directors. Rebecca is the developer and director of Pilates Excel, a finishing school for comprehensively trained teachers.

DVD NO. 8 - From Sole to Spine: Looking from the Ground Up

An In-depth Exploration of the Relationship between the Foot and Structures of the Pelvis and Spine. Ever wonder how feet influence the core? Discover how to correct misaligned feet and achieve better overall movement function for your clients. Help those with foot issues unlock reciprocal movement dysfunction in the spine and pelvis (and vice versa) through standing, walking and non-weight bearing choreography. Presenter – Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in Pilates Instruction and movement education. To date she has presented her work at distinguished forums such as Balanced Body: Pilates On Tour (POT), the Pilates Method Alliance, the Body Mind Expo Event, and Pilates Style. She has also given workshops in Italy, Germany, Japan, Ireland, and through out the US. Madeline has studied Pilates under many of the modern masters of our time, including Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska, Naja Cori, Jean Claude West and Anna Schmitz.

DVD NO. 9 - Connecting to the Shoulder

The shoulder has the greatest ROM of any joint of the body, partly because it has no bony restrictions. Therefore, it solely depends on the muscles for stabilization. In this workshop, we will cover mobility as well as stability exercises of the shoulder and how, through the shoulders, we can connect the arms and upper back to the core. Presenter – Ton Voogt has a BS in Physical Education and is a certified Pilates Teacher Trainer, Personal Trainer and ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor.

DVD NO. 10 – Pilates for Injured Dancers

This practically focused workshop will discuss concepts relating specifically to the nature of injuries and targeted treatment of the dancing athlete.  There will be sections on the hip, foot and ankle and the spine, including some functional anatomy and biomechanical reviews. Presenter – Rachele Quested, is an APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist who has also trained as a Pilates teacher, with Body Control in the UK.  Rachele has returned to Australia after working in London with the Royal Ballet Upper School in Covent Garden for 5 years and has previously worked with the England Netball, Swimming and Triathlon teams as well as in Premiership Rugby. Her interests have been screening and injury prevention as well as a focus on rehabilitation

DVD NO. 11 – Slings & Force Couples

Muscles never work in isolation. Rather, they are arranged with connective tissue in a series of slings, fans and crosshatches throughout the body. These overlapping systems constantly balance compressive and elastic forces to create movement and stability. We’ll build an understanding of how we can use these existing patterns and relationships throughout the body to more easily assess, program, cue and progress/regress our clients. You’ll learn how to apply an integrated view of the body’s structure to static and dynamic assessment. You’ll also spend time practicing seeing and feeling the various slings, fans and crosshatches in action, and using them to improve movement quality. The workshop integrates the work of Thomas Myers, Andry Vleeming, Stuart McGill, Shirley Sahrmann and Dianne Lee – all in 3 hours! Presenter – Raphael Bender holds level 4 APMA membership and is a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer. In addition to his Pilates training, Raphael holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a Diploma of Fitness and his work integrates all 3 modalities into an evidence-based approach combining hands-on therapeutic work with exercise rehabilitation.As an educator Raphael holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is a member of the STOTT PILATES international advisory committee for Licensed Training Centres and the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Vic Branch PTA continuing education committee. He has presented thousands of hours of workshops and courses to Pilates instructors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, osteopaths and fitness trainers nationally and in North America. Raphael holds a black sash in Southern Praying Mantis kung fu, which he taught for 5 years, although currently he's more into MMA, running and of course Pilates. Raphael's Look is Anything But Sombre, and draws inspiration from the classic Kung Fu movies of the Seventies and of course Columbo. He is said to have impeccable taste in wildly colourful tracksuit/skivvy and blazer/skivvy combos. His spirit totem animal is that Noble Knight of the Australian Bush, the Wombat.

DVD NO. 12 – Pilates for Golf

Research Summary For Golf Fitness Training - The evidence that we can help Scientific Principles of Dynamic Correspondence for Sport & Golf Specific Training – Transferring exercise into the swing Physiological Model of Golf Swing – What does their body need? Most common golf injuries, what causes them and how to treat & avoid them – The importance of exercise to the recreational golfer. Most effective golf-specific exercises using Pilates Equipment. Most effective golf-specific exercises using accessories and take home equipment for your clients. Elite Golf Training Overview with Case Study  – Putting it all together (your clients want to know what the tour players do) Presenter: Scott Williams is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Myotherapist who has lectured, consulted and delivered golf strength & conditioning to the PGA of Australia, A.I.S & Golf Australia Elite Golf Programs, several International Golf Academies as well as many practitioners & golf professionals from around the world. Scott has managed the health & fitness of tour players from every major tour across the world and has trained several winners this year. In 2009 Scott became a published author with the Golf Fitness Book “Get A Grip”. Scott draws on his knowledge and experience in many different fields and applies them in order to create physical potential in the golfer’s he works with. Golf has been his primary focus since 2001. Scott has also worked actively in corporate health, exercise rehabilitation for older populations & Medicare, DVA & TAC funded work: care plans, diabetes & cardiac rehab groups. Since 2002 Scott has conducted on average 15hrs of equipment-based Pilates each week and has created a very practical set of exercises for improving golfers of all abilities.

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