Please join us this June for Spiral Spine’s most extensive scoliosis workshop to date, Analyzing Scoliosis, taught by Spiral Spine Pilates founder Erin Myers. Erin is a Balanced Body Master Instructor and former Radio City Rockette, trained in Pilates at the Kane School of Core Integration. She is a Balanced Body Education Teacher Trainer, is Level 2 Certified in the GYROTONIC® Method, and is certified by the American Council on Exercise and Pilates Method Alliance.
Erin also has scoliosis.
Like many other young, female dancers, Erin was diagnosed as a teenager and was told to “watch and wait” to see if the scoli got any worse. She went on to dance professionally with the Rockettes where she began to experience excruciating knee pain. She soon turned to Pilates for relief, and her life’s passion began to take form – helping those with scoliosis through the practice of Pilates.
Saturday, June 16
9 am – 4 pm: Workshop, with one-hour break for lunch
This hands-on, six-hour workshop will teach you how to identify and analyze spinal curvatures and rotation, assess overall alignment, and create effective exercises for individual clients. You will learn to diagram a client’s scoliosis, use a scoliometer, perform a hands-on pelvic and spinal assessment, and practice methods to track your client’s spinal progress long-term.
Current scoliosis medical research, which reinforces the benefits of movement for scoliosis, is taught and put into practice by creatively intertwining it with Pilates exercises and concepts. You’ll learn Erin’s analysis process and exercises for mobilizing and strengthening the spine, which will help you to reduce a client’s pain and discomfort, allowing them to live their life to the fullest. Erin will also address the emotional aspects of scoli, giving you the tools to educate and inspire your clients. You can register on our website, and we look forward to seeing you in June!
- Learn to safely and effectively work with clients with all forms of scoliosis, including those with spinal fusions
- Identify the primary characteristics of scoliosis and the movement challenges they can present
- Mobilize and strengthen the spine to allow for a more neutral alignment
- Increase clients’ proprioception
- Integrate scoliosis clients into a group class setting
To maximize your time during the workshop, you are highly encouraged to download the Scoliometer by Spiral Spine app (iOS & Android) to your mobile device prior to arriving at the studio. Please bring your phone to the workshop, so you can learn to measure scoliosis while onsite.
In order to receive PMA or ACE credit, you will need to submit a petition accordingly and pay any associated fees. We will provide all supporting information and materials.