P/op is an open full fledged Educational Facility hosting continuing education workshops throughout the year for Instructors to continue to better their craft and stay above the standard.
P/oP’s educational Alliances include: Rael Isacowitz and BASI, Karen Klippinger, Carolyne Anthony and The Center for Women’s, Sheri Long, Daniel Vladeta creator of the OOV and Metta Hansen with Polestar Pilates.
Low Back Workshops presented by Karen Clippinger, MSPE
October 20, 2019 - 10am – 1pm Low Back Pain & Pilates: Flexion Based Programs (3 PMA CECs)
Low back pain is prevalent and the same Pilates exercise can aid or aggravate different clients. This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of lumbosacral strain, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, as well as why spinal flexion can aid and spinal extensions aggravate them. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary three dimensional core strength that emphasize flexion and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive spinal hyperextension
October 20, 2019 - 2pm – 5pm Low Back Pain & Pilates: Extension Based Programs (3 PMA CECs)
This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of disc injury, flat back, and osteoporosis, as well as why spinal flexion can exacerbate these conditions. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary core strength to promote a healthy back that emphasize the use of extension and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive flexion.
Cost: $200 for full day (including both topics) prior to 9/20/19; $250 after
Karen Clippinger has a masters degree in exercise science and is a professor emerita at California State University, Long Beach, where her course topics included anatomy, body placement and Pilates for dancers. Prior to her University employment, she worked clinically for 20 years with a wide range of clients in sports medicine clinics and at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Ms. Clippinger has lectured for BASI Pilates for 21 years and has given over 400 presentations for numerous prestigious organizations at various international and U.S. sites, authored a textbook titled Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, co-authored Pilates Anatomy, and has several classes on Pilates Anytime.