The Knee

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Course Description

This course is designed to improve a movement professional’s understanding of the structures of the knee. A large part of the course is devoted to understanding the anatomy and physiology of the knee and how this relates to the work we do as movement teachers in the studio. The hinge joint of the knee is complex, having to deal with strains and dysfunctions from the hip and feet. We will be reviewing the anatomy of the knee so as to understand its function, which in turn influences the development of appropriate exercise and movement strategies.

The course is designed to give the participants the capacity to critically analyse specific pathologies of the knee and to develop strategies for exercises and movement that will help facilitate recovery and to minimise the risk of further injuries. The focus is on ligament injuries, reconstructions, replacements and osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as Osgood-Schlatter’s disease and patellar tracking issues.

The key learning outcomes of this course are an understanding of the following concepts and exercise strategies that can be used in a studio setting:
// The knee joint and associated structures
// The most common ligament injuries that occur in the knee
// Menisci injuries
// The processes for knee replacement and reconstruction
// Patellofemoral tracking problems
// Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
// Key arthritic conditions in the knee joint

Who is this course for

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

What you get

When purchasing the Anatomy Dimensions Knee 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 Knee Replacements.

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What You Will Need:

In this course you will need access to a Pilates ball/chi ball, foam roller, yoga block and possibly a set of Makarlu or other tools for pressure point release and graded support. We use towels and a baby arc for extra support in some exercises as well. The exercises are also explored on all of the Pilates equipment and on the CoreAlign.

Below you can find a list of all the equipment used. 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. It is not necessary to have access to all the equipment for the course to be of benefit.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • Trapeze Table
  • Wunda Chair
  • Reformer
  • CoreAlign
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 options 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 Knee online course has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

Pilates Method Alliance4 credits
Australian Pilates Method Association1 credit (plus 0.75 credits for optional live tutorial)
Pilates Alliance Australasia3.5 credits (plus 1.5 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.