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Level 1b: Basic Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular Control with Pilates-based Therapeutic Exercise Interventions

Disrupted neuro-motor control associated with pain, poor posture or altered biomechanics is a component of many chronic or recurring clinical conditions seen by physiotherapists. BET PhysioPilates is a progressive, systematic therapeutic exercise system based on the Pilates Method.

This course is designed to address specific imbalances in neuromuscular control inherent in such conditions, facilitating the restoration of balanced posture, trunk stability and pain-free movement.

The participant will be required to develop efficiency with the exercise curriculum and will benefit from establishing a unique understanding of their own ‘inner core’

It is strongly advised to take both Level 1a and 1b for a complete understanding of this system. On-line Theory sessions to be completed with Embodia Academy. Tuition includes a Pilates resistance circle and On-Line Education and support material via Embodia Academy; (the lecture content, a comprehensive exercise content resource and follow-up tutorials). Class size is restricted to ensure high teacher to participant ratio.

Course will run from 9:30 – 5:30. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Canadian physiotherapy pioneer, Rochenda Howard, will be the course facilitator. See below for her full bio.

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What: Level 1b: Basic Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular Control with Pilates-based Therapeutic Exercise Interventions
When: November 2nd to November 3rd, 2019
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Bloor Jane Physiotherapy, Toronto West Professional Centre, 2425 Bloor Street West, Suite 212 Toronto, ON M6S 4W4 647 748 1889
Cost: $1290.00 for level 1a and level 1b
(level 1a is a prerequisite for level 1b)
Rochenda Howard
B.A. (P.E.), B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc. Rochenda has a special interest in muscle function and motor learning and in how biomechanical, muscle and movement imbalances contribute to painful conditions. Ms. Howard has focused exclusively on the development of a PILATES-based Physiotherapy treatment system since 1993 and has taught this system internationally since 1997. While based in Hong Kong Rochenda had the privilege to work extensively with the gifted Julia Ellis, a dance instructor, choreographer and Pilates guru and together they founded the successful BET Pilates Centre in 1993. Rochenda worked as a clinician and director until 2011 before returning to her native Toronto where she has established a BET PhysioPilates clinic in West Toronto. Rochenda published the first rigorously designed research study on a Pilates based treatment intervention (for LBP) and is a firm believer in monitoring outcomes and evidence based clinical practice.

What people are saying

Susan [with her B.E.T. training] is the only physiotherapist who has been able to identify and teach me how to change painful movement patterns that have plagued me for many years. She has a unique skillset and treatment approach that produce amazing results.

Heather Walker


Course Objetives

Toronto BET Level 1b Biokinetik Exercise Technique
Assess for muscular and skeletal imbalances associated with posture and assess for basic imbalances in neuromuscular performance
Utilise assessment findings and a clinical reasoning process to generate a treatment plan based on Pilates based therapeutic exercise
Practice Pilates-based neuromuscular treatment interventions and correlate to assessment findings
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Rochenda Howard

Toronto, Canada
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Both Rochenda Howard and Susan Ting offer courses on the B.E.T. physiotherapy rehab system for physiotherapists. The model is a systematic and progressive therapeutic exercise intervention for rehabilitation developed by Rochenda and professional ballet instructor Julia Ellis, based on the Pilates Method.

B.E.T. courses are designed to address imbalances in neuromuscular control inherent in chronic or recurring conditions. The primary objectives are to learn, as clinicians, how to identify the dysfunctions (Level 1b), and effectively facilitate NMS activity to restore a balanced posture, trunk stability and pain-free movement (Level 1a, Levels 2, 3 and 4). These courses combine both theory and practical lab work.  Level 1 is basic mat work. Level 2, 3 and 4 introduces the Pilates apparatus (equipment).

A new development: Susan and Rochenda are in the process of developing higher level courses with only mat work for clinicians who work without the Pilates apparatus.

Your body is the harp of your soul. And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or, confused sounds.

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)

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If you’re ready to book a physio session or consultation, or if you have questions, let’s talk. We welcome athletes, seniors and everyone in between seeking long-term recovery for chronic physio issues.

Susan Ting

Biokinetik Physio-Pilates Studio
Vancouver, British Columbia

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