Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury

Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury

a practical guide

1st Edition - December 17, 2008

Write a review

  • Author: Jane Paterson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702033056
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750656474

Purchase options

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves.

Key Features

  • describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms
  • describes the treatment of common medical conditions
  • provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions

Table of Contents

  • 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,
    Gastrointestinal 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 preparatory 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 practice,
    The working space

    Appendix 1 Sample client record form

    Appendix 2 Sample postural assessment form

    Appendix 3 Suggested further reading on anatomy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
  • Published: December 17, 2008
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702033056
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750656474

About the Author

Jane Paterson

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Pilates Foundation, Royal Academy of Dance, Royal College of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury"