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The Australian Pilates Academy Basic Anatomy and Physiology Course

Course goals include the following: 1. Be able to identify the major body systems and understand what each body system does, 2. Be able to relate how each body system works, 3. Be able to identify and explain major cells, tissues, and organs, and 4. Be able to identify and explain functions of central muscles and bones.

Class lessons will cover topics such as: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Cells, Tissues, The Integumentary System, The Fascial System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Nervous System, The Sensory System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System, The Lymphatic System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System and The Urinary System.

The Beginner entry level Pilates Training Course is where you start you Pilates Career. In this course we will study in depth the theory of Pilates training along with 30 exercises at the beginner level.

In this entry level Reformer course, we will look at 30 of the most popular beginner Reformer exercises that Joe Himself taught to his own clients in his studio in New York on this amazing invention (The Reformer). We use a contemporary focus on our training and apply all current and relevant studies of anatomical movement , however we go out of our way to ensure that the traditional method of Joseph's work is not corrupted. We will break the exercises down in order to understand their unique application properties. 

The Australian Pilates Academy has developed the Posture Assessment Course. These days Allied Health Professionals are referring their patients more and more to Pilates in order to help them return to normal life and use the Pilates method to gain maximum specific strength. Our course will give you all of the necessary information to be able to complete a full posture assessment on you client and understand the imbalances in size and symmetry of the body. Understand the difference in tightness and weakness. Understand what reaction the body has when it becomes unbalanced and know what to do with all of the information you gather.

Over two days you will become familiar with 20 of the most common conditions for which clients will attend Pilates. Once a discussion of the condition has been presented we will discuss the following: 1. Cueing and movement facilitation, 2. Adjustment of equipment for patient safety and instructor efficiency, 3. Movement sequences for treatment of specific lesions, 4. Progression of movement following an injury, 5. Indications and contraindications for exercise selection, 6, Integration of manual mobilization skills and Pilates movement (appropriate to your scope of practice) and 7. To create treatment plans through use of case studies