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Hashimoto’s Disease

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Course Description

The Hashimoto’s Disease course will teach you what Hashimoto’s disease is and how it affects the body. It will be looking at who is most likely to be affected and the symptoms associated with the disease. You will also learn what strategies to apply in your practice when working with clients with this condition. It is full of easily understandable and applicable exercises that you can use straight away to improve the wellbeing of your clients with Hashimoto’s Disease.

The first section of the course is an explanation of what happens in the body when someone has Hashimoto’s disease. It explains the function of the thyroid, pituitary glands and the hormonal axis. You will then look at how Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune condition and what that means and discuss the symptoms of the disease and their links to the thyroid hormones.

A large part of the course is devoted to understanding the considerations that need to be taken in a movement studio setting, so that you as a teacher feel comfortable teaching clients with this condition after finishing the course. You will learn how to adjust for the clients difficulty to regulate temperature, muscle weakness, fatigue, memory loss etc.

The second part of the course focuses on exercise considerations. You will learn what you can do in the movement studio to assist with alleviating symptoms and preventing or delaying onset of symptoms. The repertoire specifically looks at addressing tendon reflexes and responses, osteopenia and sarcopenia as well as resistance work.

The course also consists of three 30 minute flow classes showing examples for how to programme for clients with Hashimoto’s disease. The program classes incorporate the:
// Wunda Chair
// Trapeze Table
// Spine Corrector
// the CoreAlign (with options given to adapt to the Reformer if you do not have a CoreAlign)

Who is this course for

Any movement teachers wanting to expand their knowledge and work with clients with Hashimoto’s Disease or other autoimmune conditions. The strategies learnt in this course are also great for using with your general population when managing onset of osteoporosis or with clients with lymphatic system concerns as well as with slow tendon reflexes.

What you get

When purchasing the Hashimoto’s Disease course, you will receive 3 years access to all the course material, workouts and cueing notes.

What You Will Need:

In this course we use a number of different Pilates equipment and small apparatus. It is not necessary to have access to all of these in order to get value out of the course. Many of the exercises and principles can be used with just a mat, a stool and a small ball.

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 Education course.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • Fuse Ladder (optional)
  • Reformer
  • Trapeze Table
  • Long Box
  • CoreAlign (optional)
Small Apparatus
  • Makarlu Lotus
  • Lumbar belt
  • Loop resistance band or theraband
  • Powerband
  • Bosu
  • Yoga Block
  • Broomstick

Continuing Education Credits

The Hashimoto's disease online course has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

National Pilates Certification Program4 credits
Pilates Alliance Australasia5 credits

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.