In-person two-day Women’s Health course with Jen Guest

Jen Guest Polestar Pilates Educator
Jen Guest - Polestar Senior Educator

Saturday & Sunday 13 and 14 April '24

8am to 5pm

$850 (incl. GST) - or $800 if paid by Sat 2 March '24 - please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 3% gets added when you pay via Visa or MasterCard. 

2 days

A two-day Continuing Education Course, to demystify working with the pregnant client, and to give clear, evidence-based treatment approaches for women with different types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. This Intermediate level course is for Physical Therapists and Pilates Instructors. You will need a sound knowledge base in therapeutic exercise, Pilates and basic anatomy. More advanced discussions will be introduced based on the level of the class.

WOMEN’S HEALTH COURSE

A two-day Continuing Education Course, to demystify working with the pregnant client, and to give clear, evidence-based treatment approaches for women with different types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. This Intermediate level course is for Physical Therapists and Pilates Instructors. You will need a sound knowledge base in therapeutic exercise, Pilates and basic anatomy. More advanced discussions will be introduced based on the level of the class.

 

PLEASE NOTE: only limited places available!

 

What you will learn

Participants will learn to:

  • Use a uniform vocabulary that describes the events and changes that a woman experiences during the childbearing year.
  • Better integrate the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature, trunk and diaphragm in therapeutic exercise.
  • Identify postural and musculoskeletal changes in the pregnant client and their impact on health and wellness.
  • Synthesise exercise modifications and precautions for women in the physical therapy and Pilates environment.
  • Develop a framework to create Pilates exercise classes for patients/clients that are pregnant or with history of pelvic pain and/or pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Become more comfortable in screening clients or patients with a history of pelvic pain, incontinence, diastasis recti and/or abdominal surgery.
  • Understand the impact of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain diagnoses in the women’s quality of life.
  • Complete case studies and exercise selection utilising a diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction and a client who is pregnant.

 

Nominal Hours:

  • 16 hours total of theory, practical labs and lectures

 

Pre-requisites:

Completion of a Comprehensive Pilates teacher program from a Pilates Method Alliance approved school (such as Polestar Ultimate Reformer Series or Polestar Comprehensive Studio/Rehabilitation course)

If you’re not sure whether you have the right background simply ask us via email.

Workshop Educator

Jen Guest Polestar Pilates Educator
Jen Guest - Polestar Senior Educator

Jen graduated from University of South Australia in 1992, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Her initial work took her through the public health system where she focused on Intensive Care/High Dependency work, gaining a post graduate certification in Cardiothoracic and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This work formed a great opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team and allowed for the all-encompassing work of holistic client care. She then moved into the Private Health Sector, where she began to channel her efforts and focus into her favoured areas of Dance Physiotherapy, Women’s Health and Pilates.

Jen has combined her earlier years of Classical dance with her profession and postgraduate studies to focus on education and treatment for the dance world. She works in a clinical basis, and is closely involved with Dance and Dance Sport with an emphasis on injury management and prevention, lecturing to the younger, through to professional dancers, teachers and choreographers. She maintains long standing membership with The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science to stay up to date with all latest research, methodology and developments throughout the world, and loves to present at Workshops, Student Summer Schools and Teacher Training Conferences.

Jen has also furthered her practice skills with Women’s Health Continuing Education and practical development, and Real Time Ultrasound training, allowing for accurate assessment, training and reassessment of The Pelvic Floor and Transversus Abdominus.

Commencing her formal Pilates Training in 1998, Jen has continued with further education/certifications, simply due to her love for, and confidence in it’s philosophies. She was honoured to be invited onto the Polestar Pilates Education Mentoring Scheme in 2003, and in 2008 reached Senior Examiner/Educator status. Jenni is a Director of Smart Health Training and Services, a progressive Allied Health Clinic which offers a comprehensive clinical service, occupational and corporate health solutions as well as training. Smart Health is the South Australian Host Site for Polestar Pilates Education. This gives her a base to embrace, share and practice the philosophies as written by Joseph H. Pilates. Jen is passionate about his works and the continuing education within.

Jen is a Life member of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia, a non profit Industry body with the mission to foster the understanding and regulation of quality instruction within studios and training programs. To encourage the relevant knowledge, skills and application of the method, and to help create an industry based on competency and the flow of informed and non-biased information.

Jen is President of Ausdance SA. This organisation is the industry body for Dance in Australia. Here she works with continuing education for teachers and professional development options for all teachers of dance.

Registration Policies

 Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.