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Workshop #2118

Advanced Screening Skills

3 hr 30 min - Workshop


Join Dr. Brent Anderson in this workshop which provides teachers with basic skills to do a static and dynamic postural assessment. He focuses on structural alignment in functional activities (e.g. squatting, walking, rolling, and reaching), and shows how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the head, neck, trunk, and pelvis in clients with common conditions like hip or knee replacements and chronic back pain. He includes Polestar's Postural Assessment, which identifies key anatomical landmarks to improve a teacher's eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries that are common to many clients. Because alignment is a key principle in Pilates work, it is essential to develop a keen eye and a deeper understanding to assess which postural variances will produce the greatest change in clients' performance and overall outcome.


- Give Pilates teachers tools to assess their clients

- Learn about the information you get from doing a screening and how you can use that information to help clients

- Go through screenings so you can see how this information is applied in an actual class

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May 08, 2015
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Continuing Education Credits

If you complete this workshop, you will earn:

3.0 credits from National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)

The National Pilates Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)


Hi PA, I'm having trouble loading the first two chapters (so far), chapter 1 is pausing, and chapter 2 there is no sound. Chapter 3 seems to be ok so far....... hope you can fix it ASAP.
Nope...... chapter 3 seems to be also pausing the video while the audio continues. Have already tried reducing the video quality and restarting a number of times.
Anne ~ Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you had trouble with this video. We are trying a new video player in the hopes that it will work better than our previous one. I recommend going to the Video Player Option and choosing "Automatically determine best video quality for this device when possible." It should fix the problem with streaming. If you continue to have issues, please email us at
Thanks Gia, the video works ok when I use the iPad app - haven't tried the PC again.
Hi,Ive watched all the videos but I cant access the quiz.
Fantastic workshop.
Susan ~ Thank you for your forum post. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this workshop! I have given you access to the quiz so you should be able to take it without any problems.
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Hi Brent. You mentioned that hip replacement is just that, replacement, so it doesn't solve any issues that led to the wear and tear in the first place. This made me wonder: I have an older lady in my class who had hip replacement over 10 years ago. She can't sit in Z-pos. Does the 'avoid internal rotation' still stand, after so many years or this was only meant as a precaution while hip is healing? Is this a can't or won't issue (fear, disfunction )? I wouldn't push her, but would like to know your opinion. Thanks, Eva
Eva again, forgot to say, great workshop as usual, thank you very much!
Hi Brent,

Thanks for this great screening technique for pilates. I am wondering more about the FMOM and when it will be available to learn. It sounds similar to the FMS screening for resistance training? ... Anywho, I am wondering if there is a resource out there that has contraindications for certain pilates moves and alternatives . For example osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, CVD etc.... thanks and have a lovely day.
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