Perhaps no region of the body has received more attention in the past decade then the core. However, despite this increased attention and focus on 'core stabilization' exercises, incidences of low back pain and chronic tightness of the low back, hips, and shoulders remain relatively unchanged. During this dynamic presentation, the Pilates, Yoga, and fitness professional will discover:
- The functional anatomy related to optimal core performance
- How understanding the functional anatomy dictates exercise performance
- How over-emphasis on 'strengthening' the core actually leads to dysfunction
- How to utilize the principles that govern stability and movement to improve core function
- The proper progressions to help clients improve their posture and relieve chronic tightness and discomfort so they can achieve their health and fitness goals
Instructor: Evan Osar
Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and movement. What makes Dr. Osar so unique in the fitness and rehabilitation industry is that he has dedicated his life to studying and synthesizing the very best information from the fields of rehabilitation, conditioning, and performance.
Early in his career, Dr. Osar recognized that the majority of the training approaches being taught to fitness professionals were focused on working with high functioning individuals like athletes and that there wasn't a system that adequately addressed the specific needs of the general population client with postural alterations, chronic muscle imbalances, and movement dysfunction. He developed the Integrative Movement System™, the industry's first assessment and corrective exercise strategy designed to specifically help the fitness professional work with the general population. The Integrative Movement System™ was designed so that it could be seamlessly incorporated into a Pilates, yoga, or functional training program.
Dr. Osar's mission is to help fitness professionals become recognized as 'the movement-based solution to the health care crisis'. To support fitness professionals in their goal of becoming that solution, Dr. Osar and his wife Jenice Mattek created Fitness Education Seminars™ which provides free newsletter, video and webinar resources on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional exercise.