Pilates - A Teachers' Manual

Pilates - A Teachers' Manual : Exercises with Mats and Equipment for Prevention and Rehabilitation

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The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms. - A must-have for all Pilates professionals: teachers, trainers, physiotherapists.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 193 x 260 x 22mm | 817g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
  • 327 black & white illustrations, 454 colour illustrations, 24 colour tables, biography
  • 3662507463
  • 9783662507469

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Pilates For Prevention And Therapy

Millions of people use Pilates training to improve health and fitness, or regain movement capability following injury or disease. Competent, professional support from physiotherapists, sports teachers and trainers is of vital importance for every client or patient. "Pilates: A teachers' manual" provides you, as a professional, with fundamental teaching structures and practical guidelines. The concepts which characterized the traditional approach to Pilates are combined with the evolved methods of modern Pilates training, and backed up by current findings in sports science and kinesiology.

Pilates For Prevention

- Methodology - movement categories, functional systems, functional anatomy and biomechanics, etc.

- Techniques for testing and classification of training objectives

- Modern mat training: ca. 40 exercises

- Class plans tailored to specific groups (beginner, intermediate, advanced, pre-natal, etc.)

Pilates For Therapy

- Basics - ICF classification, phases of rehabilitation, strength, mobility

- Exercises utilizing the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, etc., small apparatus)

- Therapeutic mat exercises

- Movement in muscle chains

-Treatment examples from orthopedics, neurology, etc.

Clear descriptions

- All exercises clearly presented on double pages

- Concise movement instructions

- More than 500 color photographs illustrate movements step-by-step

- References and practical tips on all themes

Inter-disciplinary relevance and comprehensibility

- With glossary and clarification of anatomical terms

The first English edition of the successful German work
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Table of contents

1 Introduction.- 2 History.- 3 The Pilates Concept.- 4 Pilates as Preventative Exercise: Foundations.- 5 The Exercises.- 6 Class Formats.- 7 Therapeutic Pilates: Fundamental Principles.- 8 Therapeutic Pilates: Applications.- 9 Therapeutic Pilates: Clinical Conditions/Patient Examples.- 10 Pilates and Motor Learning.- 11 General and Specialized Instruction.- 12 Formal Basis for the Implementation of Pilates Training.
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About Verena Geweniger

Verena Geweniger (Darmstadt, Germany): Sports educator and Pilates trainer with various international certifications, since 2006 President of the German Pilates Association (Deutscher Pilates-Verband) Alexander Bohlander (Cologne, Germany): Managing Director of POLESTAR Europe (European educational institute for Pilates trainers), physiotherapist, alternative medical practitioner and Pilates Master Trainer. Since 1995 he has operated a practice for holistic physiotherapy and osteopathy with an integrated Pilates studio.
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