• WA - Pilates and Osteoporosis - Sunday 2 July 2017

    Description, Requirements

    This exciting and innovative 1 day course investigates the concept that osteoporosis is the next epidemic to hit the healthcare industry. The course will cover the epidemiology, prevalence and incidence of osteoporosis worldwide. Osteoporosis currently causes more days in hospital than some more publicized diseases, such as cancer. With the growing and aging population, it is predicted that the epidemic of osteoporosis will only grow further. One of the key components of not only managing osteoporosis, but also preventing its onset is exercise. Several research studies have indicated that the use of Pilates movements is one of those key components to managing this disease.

    Presenter Sindy Rollins for Unite Health and APPI Australia is a presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and incorporates their modified therapeutic approach to exercise into her practice as a MSK physiotherapist, and teches 1:1, group and class Pilates.

    Sindy has a strong background in rehabilitation, through her work with the British Military, and now works in her private practice at leederville physiotherapy clinic, Perth, WA, where she has developed an interest in shoulder and pelvic dysfunction. 

    Sindy is a UK trained physiotherapist, with a BSC. Hones in Physiotherapy and a PGDip in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. She is also a member of the musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapits (MACP).

    Venue: Oxford Street Health Group, Leederville Physiotherapy, 396 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016

    Time: 9am - 5pm (6 CEC's)

    Attendees to bring: Towel  

    Early Bird Ends 17/06/2017
    Member $290.00
    Non-Member: $370.00
    Normal Price
    Member $330.00
    Non-Member: $398.00
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  • SA - Introduction to Alexander Technique for Pilates Instructors - Fri 14 July 2017

    Description, Requirements

    We will explore how the nervous system and the automatic reflexes that allow us to stand up against gravity are balanced across our entire system. Alexander Technique is a powerful set of ideas and principles that help you see the ‘whole’ person as they move.  Many exercise and intervention modalities focus on the bones and muscular systems, Alexander Technique includes the central role of the nervous system & how we activate this with conscious constructive thinking.  Alexander Technique is an amazingly simple method to address movement habits (which by their nature are invisible to us) and rediscover your natural poise and grace.

    This workshop will focus on our own individual co-ordination, each person being unique and their movement being a manifestation of their unique-ness.  It will be very interesting to discover the common ground and places of divergence between Alexander Technique and Pilates practice.  The workshop will be practical and participatory.

    The workshop will cover:

    • Introduction to Alexander Technique (including primary control, directions of movement, inhibition, and faulty sensory appreciation)
    • What actually supports our posture against gravity?
    • What does ‘good’ co-ordination mean?
    • Co-operating with human design when moving
    • Over effort and ‘feelings’ often lead us out of well co-ordination movement 

    Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement!  Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.

    Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes.  Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students!   The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!

    Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW.  Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.

    Venue: Inner Strength Pilates & Barre, 115 - 123 Jetty Road, Glenelg   SA  5045

    Time: 1pm - 5pm

    Early Bird Ends 30/06/2017
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
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  • NSW - Biomechanics, Neuromuscular Impulses and the Alexander Technique - Saturday 19 August 2017

    Description, Requirements

    Alexander Technique: Human coordination is organised holistically. We can address questions of coordination in multiple ways. Drawing on the range of experiences and knowledge we have, creatively responding in the moment to the needs and potential of the client. The integration of multiple levels of training can include consideration of skeletal structure, muscular organization and use in service of biomechanically safe and efficient action, and the reconditioning of the neuromuscular impulses that coordinate general balance, grace, power… the timing, sequencing and rhythm of actions, as well as driving specific actions. Often our thinking is focused muscular skeletally, the inclusion of neurological thinking, and behavioural characteristics in our training brings us to a complete method for the re-education of health and wellbeing based on conscious cooperation with scientific principles of action and behaviour.

    This workshop will outline some of the significant neurological aspects of coordination and behavioural techniques based on the Alexander technique that can lead to a transformation of personal functioning. The power of inhibition, neurologically, the central role of the head spine relationship in vertebrate coordination and how these can be combined with constructive intention to bring each person to cooperation with themselves in service of their potential in each action. Practise creates change… well-coordinated practice creates progressively constructive improvement over time.

    The workshop will be as practical as participants would like it to be, as principles of good coordination and action are best experienced before being discussed and understood. We will build on your knowledge and experience to grow your understanding and your capability as a Pilates method teacher. Alexander Technique enables change and reconditioning of coordination in activity.

    Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement!  Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.

    Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes.  Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students!   The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!

    Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW.  Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.

    Venue: Surry Hills Pilates Studio, Studio 2, Level 1, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW

    Time: 1pm - 5pm

    Early Bird Ends 04/08/2017
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
    + Full Event Details/Register