Inside the Book

Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties



This section displays the table of contents of the book and web based resource chapters. Each section of the contents gives a brief description of what is included in the chapter.

Table of Contents
Exercise Finder – Vii — Preface – Xi — Acknowledgments – XV— Introduction XX

Part I Hip and Knee anatomy, Syndromes, and treatments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 1 The Hip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
▶ This chapter provides information on the anatomy of the hip, hip syndromes, and operative and non-operative treatments. This background knowledge will help you as you’re creating Pilates routines for clients with hip issues.

Chapter 2 The Knee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▶ While chapter 1 discussed anatomy, syndromes, and treatments for
 the hip, this chapter covers the same information for the knee. A solid understanding of issues related to the knee will help you create a better Pilates routine for your clients.

Part II Pilates Mat Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chapter 3 Setting the Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▶ Before you can tailor a Pilates routine for your clients with hip or knee condition, it is important to know how to incorporate range of motion guidelines for a syndrome or arthroplasty. This chapter shows you how the classical Pilates mat with the guidelines incorporated sets the foundation for the exercises that follow. In addition, a selective, comprehensive set of pre-Pilates exercises are included in this chapter. It also gives you tips on getting a client started with a Pilates routine.

Chapter 4 Pilates Mat exercises for Six Weeks to three Months Postoperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
▶ Now that you have a thorough understanding of the foundation of the material, you can begin to tailor exercises for your clients with hip
and knee conditions. In this chapter, you’ll find Pilates mat exercises designed for a timeline of six weeks to three months postoperative. Selections from these variations with options are appropriately chosen for preoperative or syndrome programs.

Chapter 5 Pilates Mat for three to Six Months and Six Months and Beyond Postoperative. . .. . . . . 133
▶ As clients continue on their postoperative journey, the intensity of their Pilates regimen continues to change as well. Here, you’ll find Pilates exercises that are appropriate for clients who are three to six months and beyond in their postoperative recovery. Again, selections from these variations with options are appropriately chosen for a client with a syndrome.

Chapter 6 Pilates Mat Side Kick Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▶ Side kick series exercises are extremely important for clients who are recovering from knee or hip issues. This chapter provides exercises and variations that can be used at all stages of preoperative and postop- erative recovery to help build strength, improve flexibility, and increase range of motion.

Chapter 7 Pilates Mat exercises Program Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▶ It can be overwhelming to try to figure out how to put together a Pilates routine for your clients. This chapter gives you several case study examples that show you how you can create a Pilates routine using pre- Pilates, Pilates, and side kick series exercises. Page numbers quickly direct you to where a particular exercise is discussed in full detail.

Glossary – 353 — Movement and Cueing Vocabulary – 355 — Using the Web Resource – 357
Bibliography – 359 — About the Authors – 361

Web Resource chapters:

Chapter 1 Pilates Equipment Exercises for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplastes. . . . . . . . .3
▶ This web resource provides content for a Pilates instructor who is fully qualified in using equipment when working with a client with a knee or hip syndrome or joint replacement. This resource provides tables for using the reformer, trapeze, barrel, and chair exercises in the beginner and intermediate classical Pilates system. The tables recommend when to include the exercise in the routine or leave it out of the program based on the postoperative timeline. Knee and hip syndromes are also included in the tables. The suggestions for including or not including an exercise in the routine are based on the baseline recommendtions for range of motion and the modifications for knee and hip syndromes or arthroplasties shown in chapter 3 on pages 32 to 36.

Chapter 2 Finding a Pilates Training Program and Pilates Instructor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▶ This section presents information about several teacher training programs in North America as well as worldwide. This listing does not include all available programs. Information from several key schools is presented as well as a short discussion about the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance), the not-for-profit Professional Association and Certifying Agency.