Anatomy Review & Postural Analysis Workshop

150 150 DC Movement Lab

These 2 workshops are a great way to prepare for our Mat & Reformer courses. Whether you are just a little rusty or new to anatomy this will definitely boost your confidence. The Anatomy review workshops will either remind or introduce you to the anatomy relevant to our courses and the Postural Analysis workshop is great for those who have completed our courses and want to review for exams and or prepare you better for the courses.  Click here to apply for the workshops

Anatomy and Postural Analysis Workshop

Anatomy Review – Workshop – 6 hours

This lecture style workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, is a review of: Topics include: basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force), anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy, actions at the joints, major muscle groups and the muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching.

Workshop Learning objectives

  1. Understand levers, effects of gravitational force and effects of muscle force
  2. Review anatomical terminology
  3. Review musculoskeletal anatomy
  4. Review muscle origins, insertions and actions
  5. Understand how to analyze the functional anatomy of an exercise

When: 7 July 2018 – Saturday
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
Cost: $550 incl. notes


Postural Analysis Review – Workshop – 2 hours

This hands-on workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Discuss the differences between static and dynamic posture and consider how each affects exercise choices and modifications necessary. Review postural theory relating to the effect of certain postures on muscle length and strength and actively practice postural analysis.

Specialty tracks

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning

Workshop Learning objectives

  1. Review the steps in conducting a formal postural analysis
  2. Learn how to identify muscular imbalances as they relate to faulty posture
  3. Practice locating bony landmarks and palpating structures
  4. Understand how postural issues play into exercise programming

Equipment used in this workshop

  • Pilates Mat
  • Plumb Line (optional)

When: 7 July 2018 – Saturday
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: $185 incl. notes