Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies
with Samantha Wood
Pilates Therapy Course: 22 hours
April 12th – 15th , 2018
Thursday-Sunday, 09:30am-12:30pm & 13:30-16:00pm (1 hour break)
Mat practice: 8.15-9.15am taught by a Greek BASI faculty
Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies with Samantha Wood, 22 hours
This three-day certificate course presents a Physical Therapy approach to working with clients who have injuries, physical limitations, or movement dysfunctions. Focusing primarily on the cervical and lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot, the course covers functional anatomy, biomechanics and a review of current literature. Specific injuries and pathologies, such as disc disease, post-surgical conditions, rotator cuff syndrome, tendinopathies and osteoarthritis, are examined. Students learn about precautions and/or contraindications for these conditions, as well as exercise options and modifications to the original BASI Pilates repertoire. Course participants learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly encountered pathologies and injuries, via lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practice.
- Review anatomy, biomechanics, and current literature related to the spine
- Learn precautions and/or contraindications for common spinal pathologies.
- Understand which exercises from the Pilates repertoire are appropriate for specific spinal injuries/pathologies.
- Learn modifcations to original exercises and/or new exercises appropriate for clients with spinal issues.
Early: 790€, by January 30, 2018
Late: 890€, after
MBA – BASI Pilates TM Certified Pilates Instructor
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Samantha Wood is a licensed physical therapist since 1997, PMA Certified Pilates Instructor, Yoga Alliance certified teacher, and an international educator and Associate Faculty member for BASI Pilates®. She has an MBA from USC and is the owner of The Cypress Center in Pacific Palisades, CA where Pilates is integrated with physical therapy for people of all ages and abilities. Samantha’s clinical expertise includes Pilates-based rehabilitation, yoga therapy, orthopedics, sports therapy, and functional rehabilitation. She began her career in sports medicine as a student athletic trainer at USC. Since then, she has worked with many celebrities and professional athletes. While at HealthSouth in Arizona, she was the PT for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers.
Samantha began her Pilates studies in 2001 with Rael Isacowitz and over the years since has attended many of Rael’s advanced courses, including the prestigious Mentor and Master Programs. She is passionate about Pilates and how it can enhance healing in injured clients and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others.