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Gait Workshop

This workshop held at the 2008 APMA National Conference explored Gait. Walking, although most of us take it for granted, is a complex orchestration of neurological impulses, muscular contractions and bony movements. Yet when we understand the basics of gait we can begin to assess our clients as soon as they walk in the door. In this workshop participants looked primarily at the biomechanics of gait, focusing in detail on the lower extremity and pelvis. They also explored how to utilize the pre-Pilates and Pilates repertoire to facilitate our clients ease in locomotion.

Course Objectives:

• To define healthy mechanics and patho-mechanics of gait.

• Create a simple gait assessment protocol.

• Develop attendees capacity to assess and create movement protocols to facilitate their clients ease in locomotion


Presenter Kelly Kane

has been teaching the work of Joseph Pilates for over 15 years. Originally, Kelly studied Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska & Hila Paldi and obtained her certification through the Pilates Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kelly completed two years of the Body Mind Centering teacher- training program and attended Massage School at the Florida School of Massage in 1985. Her manual therapy repertoire includes Structural Integration and Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Kelly has developed her manual perceptual skills through three consecutive years of human cadaver dissection at the New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry. Since 1993 Kelly has been studying Iyengar yoga as well as anatomy and postural assessment. Her insatiable desire to understand movement in all of its forms has led her to study Continuum® with Emilie Conrad and Mary Abrams. In the summer of 1999 Kelly opened the Kane School of Core Integration with the primary focus of training teachers in the work developed by Joseph Pilates. The teacher training programs are singular in their emphasis on teachers developing their anatomy knowledge and palpatory skills.