POST-REHABILITATION WEEK WITH MARGOT MCKINNON

You asked for it, you get it!

Many students and Pilates instructors friends we know over the years have asked for workshops that would enrich their teaching career, and to learn something practical to apply in the real world immediately while gaining knowledge.

We are very excited to invite Margot to come teach and share with us her incredible experience in Post-Rehabilitation in Pilates studio setting with a holistic approach and practical tools that would make sense to you and your clients.

These workshops are designed to increase your confident in dealing with injury population, you will learn not just theory but the application that is simple, straightforward and easy to understand.

January 8th-15th, 2021! Mark your calendar and we look forward to learning with all of you!

Don’t miss early bird saving of $300 for the entire series, register and pay before August 31st, 2020.

Registration and sign up link: https://www.bodyharmonics.com/?page_id=63291&preview=true

About Margot

Founder & Education Director of Body Harmonics, Canada, Margot McKinnon has been the company’s inspirational force for almost 20 years. During this time, her goal has always been “to help people transform their lives through movement.”

In addition to being a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher, Margot holds Bachelor and Master’s of Education degrees from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal. Her primary areas of expertise include: curriculum development; movement re-education; rehabilitative exercise; motivational teaching; and creative choreography for functional outcomes.

Margot launched Body Harmonics in 1998 with the opening her first Pilates & Movement Studio on Dupont Street in the Annex area of Toronto and established the company’s Teacher Training arm in 2000. Since then Body Harmonics Teacher Training programs have been extended to more than 10 affiliated locations worldwide, and the company has graduated some 2,500 teachers while offering countless others the opportunity to augment their skills.

In 2006 Margot opened her second Studio on Eglinton Avenue in Toronto’s Midtown. This time she incorporated a Health Clinic to provide clients with seamless support for their movement and health needs. Following the success of this format, she renovated her Annex location in 2015 to accommodate similar services.

A sought-after media personality and presenter, Margot also shares her knowledge, experience and advice through various Body Harmonics digital and print publications available on bodyharmonics.com and Body Harmonics TV. In addition to having developed a library of videos and training manuals, she produces and hosts a weekly exercise video series called Mondays with Margot, and is a regular contributor to Body Harmonics Shoptalk—a blog-based e-publication she co-created with Body Harmonics Managing Director, Larisa Makuch, to provide relevant and useful content to Teacher Training graduates and industry professionals. She is also a featured presenter in a number of instructional videos by Balanced Body, a leading Pilates equipment manufacturer.

Margot credits her team of 60-plus teachers, clinicians and administrators for embracing her vision for Body Harmonics and allowing her to continue to do what she loves best—teaching and learning from her clients.

Post-Rehabilitation Protocol: Spine

In this workshop we take an in-depth look at the structure of the spine and all the muscles that segmentally support, control and move the different spinal regions. We focus on functional movement in the spine as well as the role and contribution of the local and global muscle systems throughout the body. We explore 12 features of imbalanced activity in the local and global systems and what to do in a movement context to restore balance between the systems. We conclude by applying all this information to common spinal dysfunction and pain and posture patterns and creating a plan of action to move toward optimal function and movement.

  • Gain a systematic and in-depth understanding of the spine
  • Learn both methodical and creative ways to approach movement impairments in the spine
  • Explore a variety of exercises that go beyond the Pilates repertoire, and push the envelope in terms of restoring optimal function and movement

Level: Advanced
CECs: 
12
Tuition & Material: 
USD$523
Date: 
Jan 8 & 9, 2021
Time: 9-4pm

Post-Rehabilitation Protocol: Shoulder

A detailed review of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle sets the stage for understanding dynamic stability of the upper limb and torso. We look at each joint and muscle in the shoulder blade, collar bone and arm bone and their contribution to scapulohumeral rhythm, the coordinated movement of all three parts of the shoulder complex. We then apply this information to movement impairments of the scapula and humerus as well as common conditions of the shoulder complex and conclude with a plan of action using Pilates-based exercises and more to restore optimal function and movement.

  • Gain a systematic and in-depth understanding of the upper limb system
  • Learn both methodical and creative ways to approach movement impairments in the shoulder complex
  • Explore a variety of exercises that go beyond the Pilates repertoire and push the envelope in terms of restoring optimal function and movement

Level: Advanced
CECs: 
12
Tuition & Material: 
USD$523
Date: 
Jan 10 & 11, 2021
Time: 9-4pm

Post-Rehabilitation Protocol: Hip and Knee

Starting with a review of the anatomy of the hip and knee plus all the muscles that wind around the pelvis, thigh and hip, we move on to examine which muscles are local and global and how to apply this information to movement. From there we consider subjective and objective evaluations of all the compartments of the lower limb. A major focus is two main functions of the lower limb: sit to stand and gait—how to assess these key functions and what to do to improve their execution. We also spend time on functional movement in general and common conditions of the lower limb—pelvis, hip and knee—as well as Sahrmann’s 11 movement impairments of the pelvis and hips. We conclude with a plan of action to restore optimal function and movement.

  • Gain a systematic and in-depth understanding of the lower limb
  • Learn both methodical and creative ways to approach movement impairments in the pelvis, hip and knee
  • Explore a variety of exercises that go beyond the Pilates repertoire, and push the envelope in terms of restoring optimal function and movement

Level: Advanced
CECs: 
12
Tuition & Material: 
USD$523
Date: 
Jan 12 & 13, 2021
Time: 9-4pm

Note: The above post-rehab protocol courses for the spine, hip and knee and shoulder complex can be taken individually or in any sequence.. The curriculum includes functional anatomy, assessment, critical reflection, and a step-by-step program design with innovative exercises using mat, small props and Pilates machines. The series is key for any teacher searching for new ways to observe movement patterns and offer targeted exercises.

Unlock the Mighty and Mysterious Psoas

Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical, Functional Link

Optimal functioning of the sacroiliac joint is essential for a happy back, hips and knees. Learn techniques to understand how the SI joint is functioning in your clients, along with exercise progressions to address common issues of hypermobility, hypomobility and pelvic imbalances.

    • Learn how the sacroiliac joint functions
    • Discover why the sacroiliac joint is such a critical link in the centre of the body
    • Experience key exercises to optimize the functioning of the sacroiliac joint

Level: Advanced
CECs: 
6
Tuition & Material: 
USD$247
Date: 
Jan 15, 2021
Time: 9-4pm

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