Clinical Posture
Functional Anatomy

Course Introduction Video

Introduction

Introduction

Postural assessment is important in order to design a specific programme to meet individual needs of clients. Clinical Postural Assessment will look in detail at alignment. Muscle Length Testing will be an important part of this day. Issues affecting posture will be explored. You will learn how to assess posture and reason how to address the issues you find to create personalised programme. This course is designed to give you the confidence to speak professionally about posture and build the skills to work with clinical professionals for the best interests and safety of the client or class member. Every discipline and individual can have their own systems for assessing posture, so here we try to give you a solid universal approach that will be understood by both client and clinical professional alike.

Final Assessment: A written assessment is required covering evidence of knowledge and application of knowledge obtained on the training day. This is typically submitted after attendance of the training course.

Hours Summary

Masters & Graduate Diplomas – Clinical Posture

1 Day: 8 lecture hours,
Self-Study, Workbook Completion - 2 Hours,
Teacher Development - Total 10 Hours.
The Masters & Graduate Diplomas involve additional specialised education days.  These may not all be provided by your elected training centre at this time however all training centres are working towards offering all of the Diploma Content in time.

Notes:
Clinical Posture Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement valid for 2 years with a requirement for ongoing education to maintain verification with 14 hours Teacher Development Hours each 2 year period.  No expiry once a full Masters or Graduate Diploma is achieved.  (When enrolled on any Diploma Course and actively attending the trainings your certificate will be renewed automatically.)
Foundation Diploma: Some centres have a delivery format that has less Face to Face time due to local considerations.  When this occurs, the extra hours can be accrued through attendance of additional educational events in the subsequent months and years to qualify for the other levels of Diplomas.  Typically, a Foundation Diploma has less observed practice time and fewer tutor led group classes but educational content is not excluded.

Course Content

Course Content

  • Face to Face Tutor Time
  • A discussion on the role of a Fitness Professional such as a Pilates Teacher or Personal Trainer regarding postural assessment and the use of clinical professionals when clients have imbalances or specific issue which are beyond your scope as a healthy movement teacher.
  • Review of anatomy and musculature structures critical to the understanding posture for later study.
  • An overview of the standard postures agreed across disciplines and the common postures presented
  • What is an IDEAL posture
  • Review of the lifestyles and injuries which are commonly encountered that adversely impact an ideals posture
  • Muscle length testing and joint mobility testing with a goal of better understanding the influences on and the consequences of individual postures
  • Practical methods for completing a general postural assessment of a client.
  • Discussion of marketing yourself for specialisation.

Clinical Posture – Support Materials

  • The student Handbook and Workbook are provided as downloadable PDF files to print at your convenience but required to be accessed either digitally or in printed format during your Face to Face tutor time. The Handbook includes detailed notes and diagrams relevant to the course topics.  Your Handbook also includes note pages for your completion during and after the education, for analysis and application of the Clinical Posture knowledge as well as sample postural assessment forms.  The Workbook holds the Assessment Questions.  It is recommended you familiarise yourself with this material prior to attendance wherever possible.

Assessment

Assessment

  • Completion of a Workbook involving 10 questions asking for evidence of knowledge retained form the course.
  • The suggested period for the completion of the is one month from completion of the course. You have one year to successfully complete all assessment process after which MK Pilates reserve the right to request re-attendance on elements of the course and may apply charges for this and any re-assessments after the one year period is over.

NOTE: the assessment can be worked on consecutively with the assessment processes for any other MK Pilates courses. This is an assessment of working knowledge of general back health.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of basic anatomy and a background in body work through either general fitness or specialised subject such as Pilates, Dance or Yoga. It is recommended that the other Functional Anatomy Series of trainings are attended prior to this course. Healthy Back in particular will allow you to get the best rewards from attending Clinical Posture.

Course Dates

Course Dates

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