Ehlers-Danlos & Hypermobility Syndromes
Friday, June 23, 4pm - 7pm PST
Livestreaming on Zoom
All tissue in the body can adapt and change with the right input and time, but for Ehlers Danlos Syndromes, strength and mobility is a delicate balance when there is too much mobility or segmental instability.
In this workshop, Melanie will discuss the structural components that determine the body’s mobility---genetics, collagen structure, and fascia—-and she will address EDS and hypermobility syndromes and the latest research surrounding this topic. Take an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of hypermobility, and how Pilates and mindful exercise can be used to restore control. This in-depth workshop is designed for experienced movement and health professionals with a Pilates practice. It will provide practical reasoning, modifications, and programming to go along with the science of movement.
This 3 hour workshop is for:
- Pilates instructors who work on-on-one with clients
- PT/PTAs interested in expanding ideas for integrating Pilates into practice
- 2 years experience required
Friday, June 23, 2023
4pm - 7pm PST
Livestreamed online via ZOOM
What you'll take away from this workshop:
- Develop a detailed understanding of what makes up connective tissue and determines the elasticity and resistance throughout the body
- Demonstrate the ability to explain the physiological causes and consequences of generalized hypermobility, segmental hypermobility, and segmental joint stiffness
- Develop the ability to differentiate between clients who are globally hypermobile, and clients with mixed mobility, and establish goals specifically for each mobility type
- Become proficient at exercise programming and clinical reasoning for working with hypermobile clients and joints
Christine Heckel, Certified Pilates Instructor
"I felt that this workshop helped me understand why some of what I do for my hyper mobile clients works and how to make that a part of a workout plan rather than an accident of experience. I train many adults who seriously pursue dance or circus arts and often are discovering their hyper mobility later in life or because an injury stops them from moving. This workshop really tied together information from various sources in a useful way and with the background that I often feel like I have to bother my local Physical Therapy references with in order to understand as a movement professional."
Megan Hale, Licensed Movement Professional
"Learning how to break down the physiology of how hypermobility can impact so many systems has been crucial in helping my clients become more in tune with their bodies. This is a great foundational course to understanding hypermobility and learning how to manage the symptoms with movement based intervention."