Spine & Torso

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Course Description

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the spine and torso. A large part of the course is devoted to understanding the anatomy and physiology of the spine and how this relates to how we work in the studio as a movement professional.

We also look at strategies for exercises and movements that will help facilitate recovery and minimise the risk of injuries. We discuss strategies for working with people with chronic lower back pain issues that can easily be implemented straight away in the studio. The exercises provide clear instructions on cueing in order to help teachers guide their clients in a safe and supported way.

After this course the student should have an understanding of:
// the bony landmarks of the spine and their functional roles
// the intervertebral discs and the nerves of the spine
// the role of growth plates and associated disorders of the spine
// alternative ways to cue and establish movement in the Pilates repertoire
// specific pathologies (disc bulge, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, Scheuermann’s disease) of the spine and appropriate modifications to incorporate into a movement and Pilates class

Who is this course for

Any movement teachers wanting to expand their knowledge of the spine and its components. This can be a good introductory course to the anatomy and physiology of the spine and torso, but also works as a refresher for teachers who would like to build their confidence in dealing with conditions in this area.

Continuing Education Credits

The course Spine and Torso has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

Pilates Method Alliance5 credits
Australian Pilates Method Association1.5 credits (+0.75 credits for optional live tutorial)
Pilates Alliance Australasia6 credits (+2 credits for optional live tutorial)

The different associations have different criteria for awarding continued education credits, particularly when it comes to online learning, and this is why the credits might differ between them.

What you get

When purchasing the Anatomy Dimensions – Spine & Torso course you will receive 12 month access to all course material. This includes the online video lessons covering theory and exercise strategies. Also included with each online workshop is a digital version of the resource manual in PDF format. This resource manual gives you extra tips and exercise support. Optionally, you can also purchase a printed colour copy of the manual.

For a small taste of this course view the free sample lesson on Thoracic Spine Release.

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What You Will Need:

In this course we use all of the traditional Pilates equipment and you will also need access to a mat, chi ball and possibly a set of Makarlu or other tools for pressure point release. We use towels and a baby arc for extra support in some exercises as well. We have modified and varied many of the exercises from the traditional repertoire onto apparatus to better facilitate clients with various pathologies and considerations.

Below you can find a list of all the equipment used. It isn’t necessary to have access to all of this equipment to find the course useful. We try to present and discuss different options for the exercises. If you would like to purchase any of the products that are available through us, you will receive a 10% discount as a course participant in any Body Organics course.

To modify and adjust exercises to accommodate different conditions or abilities we use a range of small props that can be useful to have. It is not necessary to have access to all of these in order to get value out of the course.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • Reformer
  • Baby Arc/Spine Corrector
  • Wunda Chair
  • Trapeze Table
  • CoreAlign
  • Fuse Ladder
  • Long Box
Small Apparatus

Further Course Support

Once you’ve purchased the course, you can also order a printed colour manual to be sent to you at an extra cost if you prefer to have it on paper. 

You can also join one of our live online tutorials that are being held throughout the year for an additional fee. Dates and times will be continuously updated and can be found on your course page as you log in after purchase. These tutorials will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and further explore the concepts and repertoire presented in the course. You will also have the option of booking private online lessons with one of our teachers if you have more specific questions, case studies to discuss or are wanting to delve deeper into any of the concepts presented in the course.

Continuing Education Credits

The course Spine and Torso has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

Pilates Method Alliance5 credits
Australian Pilates Method Association1.5 credits (+0.75 credits for optional live tutorial)
Pilates Alliance Australasia6 credits (+2 credits for optional live tutorial)

The different associations have different criteria for awarding continued education credits, particularly when it comes to online learning, and this is why the credits might differ between them.