ITT Pilates Master Level Courses

In addition to our ITT Pilates Comprehensive Instructor Training program,

we offer a Master Level education to hone your skills working with injuries or post-rehabilitation. These courses are open to all qualified  Movement instructors from any organization.  

The Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Lumbar and Pelvic Harmony

Course objectives:

  • Learn how the sacrum moves within the pelvic girdle and how the lumbar spine affects the sacrum

  • Learn the interplay between muscles above and below the pelvis that affect movement of the sacrum 

  • Learn why imbalance in the piriformis muscles can lead to sacrum dysfunction and how to release a chronic tight piriformis 

  • Assess the motion of sacrum in gait and train muscle firing patterns for healthy movement

  • Explore Pilates equipment exercises that develop balanced strength and flexibility in the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle to support healthy sacral motion

Safely Addressing Spinal Conditions with Pilates

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the most common spinal conditions that can be safely addressed with Pilates exercise

  • Understand the importance and relevance of training for stability and mobility rather than strength alone

  • Learn the role of the Multifidus and Transversus Abdominis muscles in spinal stabilization

  • Learn to train the nervous system with motor control exercises for stabilization

  • Learn Pilates exercises to restore mobility in the thoracic spine while stabilizing the lumbar spine

  • Learn how to safely progress a client from stabilization to full body movement using Pilates exercises

The Shoulder Girdle: Creating Mobility and Strength

Course Objectives:

  • Review the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and how it functions

  • Learn to see and assess compensated movement in the shoulder girdle

  • Learn what muscles are commonly tight and restrict healthy movement patterns

  • Explore muscle and tissue releases to teach clients for home programs

  • Learn Pilates exercises that teach movement re-patterning for the scapulothoracic area and glenohumeral joint

  • Learn how to weave activation exercises into a Pilates equipment session for successful strength training

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