The Advanced Spine

In The Advanced Spine we take a deeper look at spinal mechanics in order to better visualize the 3-dimensional movement of the whole spine in our Pilates exercises, as well as to better understand spinal conditions such as scoliosis and hyperkyphosis.

In this Movement Science Made Simple course, we will:

  • Draw on the research into the variability in sagittal spinal structure to help us update our understanding of what “normal” posture looks like
  • Examine the typical sagittal changes that occur in the aging spine, and learn strategies for working with them
  • Learn Fryette’s laws of spinal motion as they relate to the Pilates repertoire and to scoliosis
  • Understand the “why’s” of best practices for working with clients with scoliosis or osteoporosis
This course has prerequisites: Look, Listen, Push, Pull; Separate But Connected; and Your Song Is Your Strength.