Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury book cover

Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury

a practical guide

The pilates technique is very much used in physiotherapy treatment, especially in remedial exercises to aid recovery and rehabilitation after surgery, as well as with back problems and sports injuries.

Paperback, 282 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5647-4


  • Chapter 1 Good posture and how it can be achieved

    Good erect posture,
    Postural faults,
    Useful tests,
    Tables of exercises for addressing postural faults

    Chapter 2 Common medical conditions and problems

    Eating disorders,
    Chronic fatigue syndrome,
    Multiple sclerosis,
    Parkinson`s disease,
    Diabetes mellitus,
    Thyroid disease,
    Rheumatoid arthritis ,
    Psoriatic arthritis,
    Coronary heart disease,
    Cerebrovascular disease,
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
    Gastointestinal problems,
    Neck problems,
    Back problems,
    Hip problems,
    Knee problems,
    Lower leg problems,
    Ankle and foot problems

    Chapter 3 Anatomy review – torso, lower limbs and feet:

    Thoracic cage,
    Vertebral column,
    Pelvic girdle,
    Hip joint,
    Knee joint,
    Ankle joint and foot

    Chapter 4 Exercises for core stabilization and efficient movement:

    Prerequisite prepatory exercises,
    Basic core strengthening exercises

    Chapter 5 Anatomy review – the upper limb:

    Pectoral girdle,
    Elbow joint,
    Wrist joint

    Chapter 6 Upper body, stretching and overall joint mobilization exercises:

    Exercise list,
    Basic upper body exercises
    Stretching, joint mobilization and exercises to improve foot alignment, mobility and strength

    Chapter 7 The teaching process

    While the learner is doingthe exercise,
    Further ways to improve your teaching

    Chapter 8 Health and safety

    Safe, effective prectice,
    The working space

    Appendix 1 Sample client record form

    Appendix 2 Sample postural assessment form

    Appendix 3 Suggested firther reading on anatomy


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