Movement analysis

The best fun you will ever have learning Anatomy through Pilates

Fabrica - anatomical drawing

Movement analysis: a new perspective on Pilates Anatomy

For most participants, movement analysis: a new perspective on Pilates Anatomy  is a prerequisite to commencing Pilates Complete Mat certificate, Contemporary Reformer certificate and Comprehensive Pilates Studio certificate

Required Reading “Anatomy of Movement” by Balandine Calais-Germain  ISBN 0-939616-17-3

If you cannot buy this book on line than you can purchase from me for $55. I would recommend reading this anatomy text book before starting the course. Taube Pilates full roll up

We will have fun with the gorgeous skeleton Stanley playing with TheraBands as we go over origins and insertions!!!

You will learn new repertoire on all the studio equipment as we analyse moves.

You will understand the anatomy of the spine, hips, knees and shoulders and different pathologies and best moves for assisting these different issues.

“Lovely venue, intimate + warm – great value for money very informative & through!”

“This course was very beneficial and l have already applied to my work.”

“I valued most the mix of kinesthetic, slideshow, fun practical applications, and the latin terms expanded.”

Taube Pilates 10

Now 6 sessions Saturdays 2pm – 6pm

Dates June 14, 21, 28 July 5,12,19 24 contact hours (this course is required if wanting to become recognised with APMA level 2 and if wanting to complete Mat, Reformer or Studio courses)

Investment  $1080 Manual $55 Text book $55

20 CEC’s with APMA 16 points with ATMS

Venue Taube Pilates Studio 6/94 Hotham St St Kilda East

“I would recommend this course to others as the visual material was backed with in depth practical experience. I valued the movement analysis the most. Louise came highly recommended by my Pilates teacher” Nicole  Pless 

Taube Pilates Standing leg press with twist


Session one:

  • General anatomy revision, bones, planes, contractions, joints 
  • Review of mechanics of breathing 
  • Joints and movements, types of joints, anatomical position and joint movement terminology
  • Muscles and their movement, movement planes 
  • Types of muscle contractions and muscle roles and how we can use this to benefit our clients
  • Key stabilizing muscles for optimal efficiency of movement
  • Movement analysis of 10 Pilates exercises

Session two:

  • Spine, core and alignment, Review the spine, bones, movements, muscles
  • Review neutral pelvis – movement & alignment of the pelvis, pelvic floor muscles & function – safe exercises for plevic floor issues, multifidus, pelvic floor
  • Origins and insertions and how this helps with understanding muscle roles
  • Common pathologies and exercise solutions for these
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scheuermann’s Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal canal sternosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Movement analysis of 10 Pilates exercises

Session three: 

  • Hips incuding best plane to work on for hip pathologies
  • SIJ instability
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Trendelenburg gait
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip replacement
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Labrum tear
  • Movement analysis of 10 Pilates exercises

Session four:

  • The knee joint
  • Genu valgum and genu varum 
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Anterior impingement of the ankle
  • Movement analysis of 10 Pilates exercises

Session five: 

  • Shoulder  and scapular movement and alignment deviations
  • Anatomy of the shoulder girdle
  • Shoulder pathologies and exercise soultions
  • Shoulder impingement
  • AC sprain
  • Supraspinatus tear
  • Shoulder reconstruction

Session six: review (this is a new session included by popular demand)

This course is wonderful. The content was diverse and the delivery highly interactive and Lou has such a unique ability to simplify concepts. Excellent delivery – Anatomy is so dry and I found the interactivity of the course great. ie doing the exercises and labeling Stanley.” Jacquie Carroll


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