Somatic Movement Education
In this course, you will learn a series of Somatic Movement sequences. You will learn how to prescribe the most appropriate Somatic exercises with a distinct somatic approach to teaching exercise. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the use of Somatic Movement and an understanding of Neurophysiological concepts can target the release and re-education of inappropriate movement patterns.
This Somatic Movement Education Unit explores the neuromuscular responses to emotional states and the knowledge and joy that emerge from the body’s renewed awareness of itself. Chronic muscle contraction patterns created by past experiences are unconsciously retained. Thomas Hanna named this tendency sensory-motor amnesia (SMA). Somatics enables the individual to use the brain to overcome SMA and the negative effects of stress, trauma and aging. It empowers us to hear more clearly the wisdom of our bodies.
Somatic movement approaches are particularly effective for rehabilitation, balance, and coordination, especially with elderly clients
or those who have experienced interruption to functional movement patterns through overuse or injury. The course will also demonstrate how useful Somatic movement is for addressing motor cortex dysfunction.
Studies in Pilates, Massage, Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Yoga or other Allied Health Professions
How long is the course?
Somatic Movement Education Short Course Manual
Assessment for the nationally accredited unit of competency, NAT11053009 Incorporate somatic movement exercises in rehabilitation. Additional assessment activities apply
Professional Development Opportunities
Yes, this course is worth 8 ESSA CPD points and 3 PDP points with the Pilates Association Australia (PAA)
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