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Workshop #3497

Lower Extremities

1 hr 25 min - Workshop


Join Juan Nieto in his workshop that looks at the lower extremities to facilitate what happens in the knees. Many people have issues with this joint and he shares options that will help your body adapt so you can distribute the load in a better way during your regular activities. He also provides exercises and activities that can be done to improve the function of the lower extremities so you can build strength and move without pain.


- Learn progressions that will allow you to build strength and improve mobility in a safe way

- Learn how to make your body resilient to multi-dimensional challenges

- Learn how you can communicate with your body to distribute load in a safe way

What You'll Need: Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Wunda Chair Handles, Moon Box

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Nov 30, 2018
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Okay. So we're here to work on the lower extremities. Um, especially trying to have the knee, because most of the time is the, is ...

Continuing Education Credits

If you complete this workshop, you will earn:

1.0 credits from National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)

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

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thank you, Juan, for this really great workshop! I especially like your concept of building strength to then do whatever we do with our knees - and the whole body - and being out of "alignment" in real life most of the time. I know it will be difficult with those people who have knee pain to progress because there is a lot of fear. Especially with knee-pain! But I am looking forward to try your exercises on the chair and then build up from there..
So grateful to see another workshop by Juan! Thank you Juan! Your work is impeccable, relatable, and applicable. Thank you for giving me permission to 'move' into the scary spots of my knee! Your concepts are easy to understand and uplifting. I've been trying to be mindful of not invoking 'fear' into my Pilates practice and you are a great example of optimism in movement!
Thanks so much Silke for your kind words. In my opinion most of the restrictions, even the ones that looks completely "physical" are due to overprotection of the nervous system and they're basically mediated by fear. If we can address a gradual adaptation to any kind of movements, our chance to help people are much higher. Thanks again and best regards.
Thanks Katie, I feel so humble knowing that you're on the other side of the screen. Be gentle with your knee, let it time to get stronger but don't let any belief or fear to prevent you to move more and better. Cheers!
Thanks Juan.  Particularly liked the side step-ups on the WC.  Will be a great challenge to introduce to clients. It definitely helped to try the exercises as you were talking through them.  
Thanks to you Vanisha. I think there quite some value in those little details, I'm sure your students will be able to get through it and reach the next level. Best!

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