Anatomy for Movement

Anatomy for Movement

Our Anatomy for Movement course serves as the introduction to Natural Pilates Intensive Teacher Training Program. Prior to learning the Pilates repertoire, it is crucial to develop a deeper understanding of the human body. Although it is a pre-requisite for all our apparatus training, this course is also perfect for anyone preparing to take their Pilates exam or other Personal Training or Group Fitness exams, as well as for those who want a deeper knowledge of how the body works. Our Anatomy for Movement course will help students fully understand the principles of applied kinesiology and anatomy.

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Anatomy for Movement

8 Videos

  • ANATOMY PART 1: CELLS & TISSUES

    In this section of the course, we begin by looking at the smallest component of the human body: the cell. Laura briefly discusses the different types of cells, their structure and their role in protein production and transport. We then move to tissues, which are groupings of cells with the same p...

  • ANATOMY PART 2: THE SKELETAL SYSTEM

    In this section of the course, we learn about bone (a connective tissue) and the skeletal system Using Elsevier's 3D4Medical “Essential Anatomy 5” application, Laura shows us the most important bones and articulations in the human body, both in the axial skeleton (composed of the spine, skull and...

  • ANATOMY PART 3: RANGE OF MOTION (ROM)

    In this section of the course, Laura discusses ranges of motion in the lower body, trunk and spine, and the shoulder, as well as how these ranges relate to the idea of compensation. This revolutionary portion of the course will help you understand appropriate cueing before you learn Pilates chore...

  • ANATOMY PART 5: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM & MUSCULAR SYSTEM

    In this section, we investigate the role of the central nervous system, the most important nerves in the body, and the relationship between the nervous system and the muscular system, specifically the concepts of mobility/ stability and muscle growth.

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  • ANATOMY PART 4A: MUSCLE FUNCTION BASED ON RANGE OF MOTION - THE HIP & KNEE

    Natural Pilates’ Owner and Master Trainer, Laura Wilson, reviews muscle function in the lower body based on range of motion and muscular attachment points. We look at muscles as active forces within the body that work on our internal structures, namely the skeletal system. Using Elsevier’s 3D4Me...

  • ANATOMY PART 4B: MUSCLE FUNCTION BASED ON RANGE OF MOTION - THE TRUNK & SPINE

    In this workshop, Natural Pilates’ Owner and Master Trainer, Laura Wilson, looks at muscle function in the trunk and spine. We review the ranges of motion for all levels of the spine, muscular participation in each of those ranges, and common compensations. Using Elsevier’s 3D4Medical applicatio...

  • ANATOMY PART 4C: MUSCLE FUNCTION BASED ON RANGE OF MOTION - THE SHOULDER

    Natural Pilates’ Owner and Master Trainer, Laura Wilson, reviews muscle function in the two joints of the shoulder. She breaks down the ranges of motion that occur at the scapulothoracic level and the glenohumeral joint, as well as reviews all the coupled motions between the shoulder joint and t...

  • ANATOMY PART 6: BREATHING & POSTURE ANALYSIS

    In this portion of Anatomy for Movement, Laura reviews two important topics: Breathing and Posture. In the first section, we review Pilates breathing and how it differs from the breath work taught in other modalities. We then dive into all the muscles used during inhalation and exhalation. In th...

  • NPTT_AnatomyMovement-v122221.pdf

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