Pilates Workshop

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Friday • May 8, 1:30pm – 5:30pm 
Director: Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA

Location: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

 

Pilates, well known in the fitness world as a form of exercise to improve body awareness and increase strength and flexibility, is an excellent early intervention for the injured athlete and a highly effective cross-training tool to improve efficiency of movement. This four-hour workshop offers a unique and innovative educational experience. As a participant, you will:

  • Learn the scientific rationale for Pilates-based exercise and active rehabilitation from leading experts in the field
  • Get an introduction to and gain personal experience with equipment-based (Reformer, Tower) and mat-based Pilates programs
  • Learn when and how to use Pilates as a rehabilitation tool for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sports injuries, including discogenic pain, spondylolisthesis, shoulder impingement, shoulder and hip labral injuries, and ankle instability

Workshop Schedule

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Registration  
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Introductions, History of Pilates and a Look at the Evidence and Scientific Rationale for Pilates-Based Exercise--A Review of the Principles of Pilates Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Demonstration: Intro to Reformer, with a Focus on the Lower Extremity and Spine Pathology Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA, Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Group Practice: Introductory Reformer Practice (Performing, and Teaching) in Small Groups Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA, Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Break Refreshments provided
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Demonstration: Intro to Reformer, with a Focus on the Upper Extremity and Spine Pathology Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA,  Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Group Practice: Introductory Reformer Practice (Performing, and Teaching) in Small Groups Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA,  Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
3:45 PM 4:30 PM Discussion and Demonstration: Full-Body Integration Exercises in Pilates, and Their Applications to the Athlete Population; Discussion about Modifications Available for Injured Athletes Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA,  Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Discussion and Demonstration: Case Studies Specific to Athlete Population, Inclusive of Demonstration of Relevant Interventions Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA,  Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Discussion: Questions, How to Find Available Resources in Pilates Community Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA,  Anan Mathre, PT, DPT and Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS

 

Faculty

Allie Leblanc, PT, DPT, PMA, Physical Therapist, Advanced Clinician, Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge

Anan Mathre, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge

Lindsay Wasserman, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, Clinical Specialist at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge