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Sherri Betz

PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

Sherri Betz has been a physical therapist since 1991. She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist, PMA(R) Certified Pilates teacher, and director of TheraPilates(R) Physical Therapy Clinic since 2001. She was elected as the Vice-President of the Pilates Method Alliance in 2007 and served on the PMA Board of Directors from 2003-2009. Sherri is the PMA Research Committee Chair, PMA Certification Board Chair, and co-author of the PMA Exam Study Guide.

Sherri is passionately devoted to improving awareness about geriatric exercise, bone health and Pilates-based rehabilitation through development of professional and consumer education as well as through promotion of low-cost community exercise programs for older adults.

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TheraPilates® Intermediate Mat Class for the Fit Older Adult

Presented by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

TheraPilates® Intermediate Mat Class for the Fit Older Adult

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Are you afraid to refer your patients to a general Pilates Mat Class? What if there was another option for a Pilates-based exercise program using the Pilates principles of alignment, breathing and core control that was safe, yet challenging for patients with all types of pathologies? It is expected that the students take the Introduction to Pilates for Rehabilitation 6 Class Series before beginning this class so that they understand the cuing and principles of alignment. Follow along with this "real-time" intermediate-level mat class taught to two fit older adults with osteoporosis! You might be surprised at the challenge!

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TheraPilates® for the Frail Older Adult: Assessment and Education

Presented by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

TheraPilates® for the Frail Older Adult: Assessment and Education

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Do you know how to assess the patient with osteoporosis or a new spinal compression fracture? In this course we will assess a patient with osteoporosis choosing the most practical assessment tools that will lead to the best functional outcomes. Learn the Top 10 Tests for this population including: the Flexicurve Kyphosis Measurement, Occiput to Wall Distance, Rib to Pelvis, and Functional Reach.

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TheraPilates® for the Frail Older Adult: Mat Class

Presented by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

TheraPilates® for the Frail Older Adult: Mat Class

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Did you think Pilates was just for the young and fit? Pilates principles and Pilates-based exercises are perfect for the Frail Older Adult! However, 70% (24/34) of the Mat Exercises from Joseph Pilates' book Return to Life are contraindicated for those with osteoporosis. Follow along with this "real-time" Pilates-Based Class taught to two older adults with osteoporosis using Chairs, Dowels, Therabands and Balls! We will focus on balance, leg strengthening, hip extension, and thoracic extension for improved posture and reduction of thoracic kyphosis. You might be surprised at the challenge!

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Pilates: History, General Principles and Precautions

Presented by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

Pilates: History, General Principles and Precautions

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Is Pilates just a fad? Why is Pilates a good modality for rehabilitation? How is it different from yoga or other forms of exercise? In this course taught by Sherri Betz, learn the history of Pilates and how this form of exercise is seamlessly integrated into a PT practice. See the Pilates Apparatus and how the springs and barrels can provide an assistive environment perfect for the patient with orthopedic or neurologic pathology. Start thinking about integrating mind-body exercise into your practice and understand the benefits immediately!

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Introduction to Pilates for Rehabilitation

Presented by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

Introduction to Pilates for Rehabilitation

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So now that you have decided to integrate Pilates into your PT practice, you might have some questions. Is Pilates Matwork safe for all types of pathologies? How would you begin to introduce Pilates to your patients? You could select individual Pilates Mat exercises to teach your patient as appropriate for their pathology. Or, you could generate an additional source of revenue by offering Pilates Mat classes to small groups of patients. This course is designed to help you learn to introduce the benefits of Pilates to small groups within your practice with appropriate modifications for common pathologies!

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Jun 24, 2015

Pilates for the Frail Older Adult

Presented by Sherri Betz

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