Coursework Calendar: Upcoming

  • Biomechanical Concepts for the Pilates Instructor’
    with Erica Fletcher, PT MTC
    Saturday, May 14
    10-5:30
    Studio 1420, Philadelphia
    Cost: $200

    This workshop will allow the Pilates educator better understanding of human lumbo-pelvic biomechanics and anatomy and will help the practitioner understand normal muscle function. Common patterns of dysfunction will also be discussed, evaluative skills to identify the presence of dysfunction will be introduced and therapeutic exercises for common disorders will be identified. The workshop will consist of lectures and hands on learning.
    Erica Fletcher is a manual physical therapist who has served the dance, yoga and Pilates communities for 30 years. She has taught many workshops nationally and internationally in the area of the treatment of pelvic pain through manual therapy. She is the owner and treating therapist of Fletcher Physical Therapy in Narberth Pennsylvania

    ‘The Nervous System’ with Martha Nowycky PH.D.;
    ‘Reflexes’ with Christy Silvers
    Sunday, May 15
    10-5:30
    Studio 1420, Philadelphia
    Cost: $200

    A published neuro biology researcher at Newark Medical College, Dr. Martha Nowycky will present both an overview of the nervous system as well as how the system relates specifically to human movement.
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    Every voluntary movement is influenced by reflexive patterns laid down in the early years of development. An understanding of basic motor reflexes, how they work to underpin volitional movement, how to assess and access underdeveloped or inefficiently patterned reflexes and the skill to create environments in which reflexes can be repatterned are essential tools for any movement educator or trainer. This workshop will introduce participants to the world of reflexes and how they interface with any movement modality.
    Christy Silvers holds a BA summa cum laude in Human Movement Studies from Hunter College, CUNY, is a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and an Infant Developmental Movement Educator from the School of Body Mind Centering. Christy both writes and teaches specializing in the areas of anatomy and kinesiology, developmental movement patterns and reflexes, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis.

    ‘Foot, Ankle and Gait’
    with Dr. James Furmato
    Monday, May 16
    10-5:30
    Studio 1420, Philadelphia
    Cost: $200

    Dr. Furmato presents a lecture/lab on foot and ankle anatomy and will review phases of gait and gait patterns. Participants will learn to see and address typical gait aberrations as well as common issues within the foot and ankle.
    Dr Furmato is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Chief Engineer at the Gait Study Center at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine.

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