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Neuroplasticity and Mindful Movement: Integrating Pilates with Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes (NTD)-WEBINAR
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

This is an evidence-based introductory course for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students and is appropriate for acute care, home health, OP, and rehab settings. The course is designed to introduce the therapist to the assessments, interventions, and application techniques utilized across the continuum of rehabilitation and Pilates. The neurological component of the course will review the brain as it is structured for motor learning, with a review of mirror neurons and the role they play in neuroplasticity as it applies to movement acquisition. We will summarize the evolution of Pilates and how it has become “mainstream” today and discuss the Principles of Pilates as the foundation for successful movement. Participants will develop an appreciation for Pilates principles and exercises, followed by a lecture demonstration, the role they play in neuroplasticity, and applying them to movement integration. 2CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply the concept of neuroplasticity for fostering new movement patterns;
2. Differentiate the importance of motor control and the role of mirror neurons for movement acquisition;
3. Interpret the evolution of Pilates and how Pilates is now utilized across the rehabilitation spectrum for different patient populations;
4. Apply the concepts of the Pilates Principles and implement them appropriately in their respective setting;
5. Experience and interpret the Pilates Principles in their own bodies during a lab “movement session”;
6. Apply movement integration and evidence-based research to their current therapeutic interventions.

Angela Tamborello, PTA, CLT, NCPT graduated from the University of North Texas (Denton) with her Bachelor of Science in 1991, and from the Houston Community College System with an Associate in Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy in 1997. She worked for Memorial City Hospital in Houston, TX from March 1998-July 2002; and joined the Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System July 2002-present. Practicing for 22 years, Angela has experience with Neuro-Trauma, Cardiopulmonary, post Lung Transplant, Medical-surgical, Orthopedic, and Oncology populations. As a Senior Physical Therapist Assistant at BSWH - Dallas Acute Care Division, Angela serves as a Clinical Instructor, and was recently invited to serve on the PTA Advisory Board Committee for the Collin County PTA program. In 2018, Angela completed her Comprehensive Pilates Certification with Polestar Pilates International, in 2019 acquired her Pilates Method Alliance Certification, and recently acquired her certification as a Licensed Buff Bones Instructor. Angela works as a Pilates Instructor at the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center (May 2018-present).

Marie Chandler, PT, NCPT graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with her Bachelor of Physical Therapy in 1975. Practicing for 45 years, Marie has had experience in numerous settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. She has worked in various roles as a Director of Physical Medicine Department, Clinical Coordinator for student internships, supervisor of multidisciplinary teams, and as a rehabilitation consultant. Currently, Marie is the supervisor of the Performance Pilates Program at the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center (2001-present) and PRN at an acute care hospital in Rockwall, TX (2013-present). Marie initiated her fitness training by completing the Neuro-Core Kinetic certification in 2004, followed by Mat Certification with Power Pilates in 2005, and the first Full Teacher Training Program in 2007 with Pilates Unlimited. In 2011, she received her Pilates Method Alliance Certification, and she successfully completed the Comprehensive Pilates Transition Certification with Polestar Pilates International in 2015. Currently, she is an instructor/educator for the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Certification at the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center as a host site.

6:00-6:05pm - Introduction
6:05-7:45pm - Presentation
7:45-8:00pm - Q and A

Free for members and non-members. REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 100.

Additional Locations
None-Webinar Only

Cancellation Policy 

Additional Information
Login instructions will be sent prior to the course. You will also receive an evaluation that must be completed to receive credit. Please login to the webinar with the same email that is used for registration.


This course is at full capacity. Registration closed .

Contact: Carling Butler at [email protected]