Do you have clients with spine conditions such as Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Stenosis? Do you know these conditions’ exercise contra-indication? Do you know when to avoid loading your client’s spine in flexion or in extension and when you must absolutely avoid doing that?
Teaching Pilates to clients with spine conditions without the proper understanding of the spine conditions contra-indication may put your client in danger of making their spine condition worse.
In this short video we will go over the basic fundamentals of spine condition contra-indications. You will learn when to assume that a client has osteoporosis and thus avoid exercises that place her spine in loaded flexion. You will also learn the main
lumbar spine extension contra-indication and what to do about them. This video was filmed during a hands-on class where the students are asked to performed exercises and learn to correct and modify exercises depending of their clients’ needs.