Earlier this year I had the immense privilege of taking Mariska Breland’s Pilates for Neurological Conditions Course. Not only is Mariska a phenomenally gifted teacher, having MS gives her firsthand experience as to how crucial the concepts in this course are. Referring to herself as a “casual student of medical neuroscience,” Mariska has dedicated herself to this field of study and is able to explain very complex information about neuroscience and neuroplasticity in an easy to understand way. I’ve taken a number of advanced courses and this is the first one I was immediately able to walk away from and begin applying so many concepts. It’s completely changed my approach to teaching as I now believe that it’s essential for everyone to incorporate neuromuscular exercise, not only for healthier movement patterns but also for long term brain health.
I’m thrilled to host Mariska this February 17-19, 2017 at Mauro Pilates in Austin, Texas. Exercise professionals, physical therapists, holistic practitioners: Be sure to save the date for this incredible training sure to influence your approach to movement and wellness forever!
–In health, Liana Mauro
Pilates for Neurological Conditions is an advanced teacher training program for exercise professionals and physical therapists overviewing exercise for MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
The course covers the disease processes in depth, as well as how to work with their most common symptoms, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity, bladder problems, gait abnormalities, as well as the principles and applications of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroplasticity exercise.
Since the course covers so many problems common to the average student, teachers will benefit with tools to work with students of nearly every population, especially the aging, and those with neurological conditions or muscle imbalances.
Pilates for Neurological Conditions is recognized with 16 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance. It is also core curriculum for the Women’s Health Pilates Specialist Certificate™ through the Center for Women’s Fitness. A companion 300+ page reference textbook with hundreds of exercises is included in the course fee (retail value of $269). Participants earn the certificate of “Specialist in Pilates-Based Exercise for Neurological Conditions.” $750 for the three day course.
Dates and Times:
February 17-19, 2017