Module IV: Thorax, Cervical Spine & Shoulder Girdle

Module I is a required prerequisite for Pilates, Gyrotonic Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists and Dance Educators.

The following licensed health care providers (PT, MD, DO ATC, DC) are welcome to take the Modules in any order.


May 20th – 21st, 2018

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:



Sunday May 20th, 2018

8:00- 8:30   Registration

8:30-9:15   Postural Assessment and Concept Overview

9:15-10:00   Cervical Anatomy /Biomechanics

10:00-10:15   Break

10:15-11:45  Cervical Palpation, Manual Techniques and Therapeutic Exercises

11:45-12:45  Lunch

12:45-2:30  Thoracic Anatomy/Biomechanics

2:30-4:30  Thoracic Palpation and Manual Techniques

4:30-4:45  Break

4:45-6:00  Thoracic Therapeutic Exercises

8:00 Show (Optional NYCB Performance)


Monday May 21st, 2018

8:00-9:30  Shoulder Girdle Anatomy/Biomechanics

9:30-10:30  Shoulder Palpation and Manual Techniques

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Lab: Shoulder Therapeutic Exercise

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:45  Common Faults in Partnering Technique

1:45-3:15  Motor Control and Therapeutic Exercise of the Upper Quadrant

3:15-3:30  Break

3:30-5:30  Motor Control and Therapeutic Exercise of Upper Quadrant


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