As a PTA and Trained STOTT Pilates® Instructor, Kaitlin Chastney sees a lot of Physiotherapy clients who are nearing the end of the manual therapy component of their treatment and starting the progression to an exercise program such as Pilates. “With having both Mat and Reformer Pilates background I wanted to enhance my skills to become more competent when working with specific injuries or populations,” Chastney explains. “The ISP course has helped me expand my knowledge of exercises and equipment to modify and target the needs of specific clients.” The ISP course has taught Chastney how to retrain client’s biomechanical patterns which have been compromised from an injury.

About the Injury and Special Population Course

The Injuries and Special Population (ISP) course focuses on ‘common’ injuries for all regions of the body, as well as treating the needs of specific populations, including:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Clients with:
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

The ISP course focuses on specific exercises that can be used as a guideline for these individuals.

Based on understanding the role of a Pilates Instructor within the rehab process, the ISP course helps certified Pilates instructors design a personalized Pilates program that is safe for specific injuries and specialized populations. The course teaches instructors how to progress and modify exercises for each individual to promote healing.

The course material goes in-depth in learning the body’s biomechanics and potential negative impacts to movement patterns caused by injuries or changes within special populations, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of joint stability and muscle patterning to ensure proper functioning.

Meadowlands Physiotherapy and Absolute Pilates would like to congratulate Kaitlin Chastney (H.B. Phys. Ed., OTA & PTA. Trained STOTT Pilates® Instructor) on the completion of the ISP course. Her hard work and dedication will allow her to better serve our clients by offering them an individualized approach to care and recovery.