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Karen Clippinger | Pilates for Dancers

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Karen Clippinger, M.S.P.E.

Professor, California State University Long Beach, BASI Pilates Faculty

in Greece! June 11-25, 2017


 


In Thessaloniki at Anima Studio

 

Sunday, June 11  |  10am-1pm

Low Back Pain and Pilates Part 1

Flexion Based Programs (3 PMA Continuing Education Credits)
 
Low back pain is prevalent and the same Pilates exercise can aid or aggravate

different clients. This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back

conditions of lumbosacral strain, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, as well as

why spinal flexion can aid and spinal extension aggravate them. Participants will

learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises

designed to build necessary three-dimensional core strength that emphasize flexion

and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive spinal hyperextension.

 

 

Sunday, June 11  |  2.30-5.30pm

Low Back Pain and Pilates Part 2

Extension Based Programs (3 PMA Continuing Education Credits)

 

This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of disc

injury, flat back, and osteoporosis, as well as why spinal flexion can exacerbate these

conditions. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications

for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary core strength to promote a

healthy back that emphasize the use of extension and neutral positions, while

avoiding excessive flexion.

 


Cost:

Early: 75€ each, or 135€ for both, by April 10

After: 85€ each, 160€ for both

Plus 24% VAT
 

 
In Athens 
 

June 17 – Tuesday June 20  |  10 to 5 pm (lunch 1 hour)

Pilates for Dancers Certificate Course

BASI Pilates® Certificate Course; Approved by PMA for 24 CECs (PMA

Continuing Education Credits) 

Professor Karen Clippinger’s workshops and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology

textbook are internationally recognized in the field of Pilates and Dance. Her

expertise in dance and Pilates is distilled in this valuable four-day certificate course,

taught in Greece for the first time. This information-packed course presents

repertoire that addresses key demands of dance and common imbalances, so that

dance performance can be enhanced and injury risk reduced. Participants will learn

repertoire on the mat and Pilates apparatus designed to improve upper back

extension, turnout, extensions of the legs, arabesques, knee hyperextension, point of

the foot (plantar flexion), ankle-foot stability, jumps, and carriage of the arms. In

addition to learning individual exercises, participants will participate in a sample

mat class with elastic bands, as well as a sample reformer class. A course manual is

included and participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Cost:

Early: 750€ by April 10

After: 900€

Plus 24% VAT

 

Sunday, June 25 | 10am-1pm and 2:30 pm-5:30pm

Sacroiliac Function and Pilates Program Design (6 PMA Continuing Education Credits)

This workshop will include a discussion of the sacroiliac joint, its key function as part of the link between the lower extremity and spine, and its common dysfunction and associated pain. Participants will learn Pilates-based exercises than can be used to help restore stability and more desired function of this vital joint. Use of cueing and position modifications will also be provided for selected classical repertoire aimed at preventing injury or aggravation of chronic conditions in this area.


Cost:

Early: 150€ each, or 260€ for both, by April 10

After: 180€ each, 320€ for both

Plus 24% VAT

 

Saturday June 24 | 1-8pm – Holmes Place

Pilates Movement Analysis: Anatomy & Its Relationship to Pilates

This workshop will employ a movement analysis schema to numerous classical Pilates exercises on the reformer, chair and mat. This schema is designed to delineate the primary muscle groups utilized to execute a given movement, as well as key muscles used to stabilize the body and promote optimal technique. The role of gravity, positioning and spring settings will also be addressed. This movement assessment will then be used as a basis to address the potential risk, effectiveness, modification for different client limitations, effective anatomical cueing, and appropriate progression of selected Pilates repertoire.

 


Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship of joint movements, types of muscle contraction, muscle roles, and muscle actions to movement analysis
  • Apply an analysis schema to selected Pilates repertoire
  • Understand the role of gravity and spring position in exercise overload and effectiveness
  • Understand key risks associated with selected common Pilates repertoire and appropriate modifications or substitutions
  • Identify common technique errors that put joints at risk, and be able to apply corrective anatomical cueing

 

 

BIO

Karen Clippinger has a master’s degree in Karen Clippinger has a master’s degree in exercise science and is a professor at California State University Long Beach, where her course topics have included anatomy, body placement, injury prevention and care, and Pilates for dancers.

Prior to joining academia, Karen worked for 20 years as a clinical kinesiologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center and several sports medicine clinics in Seattle, as well as consulted for the U.S. Weightlifting Federation, U.S. Race Walking Team, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Clippinger has given over 400 presentations internationally and in numerous cities in the U.S. She is the author of the textbook Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, co-author of the book Pilates Anatomy, and has several on-line classes on Pilates Anytime.

 

 

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