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Pilates for Osteoporosis – Minimising the risk of fracture



With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50yrs, experiencing an osteoporotic fracture, it is vital exercise specialists increase their knowledge of this disease, together with appropriate exercise prescription.

This workshop explores the development and diagnosis of osteoporosis, as well as how exercise can have a positive effect on our bone health & fracture risk management. Programming strategies focus on minimising fracture risk, through the application & understanding of indicated and contraindicated movements & exercise prescription.

The Pilates method, together with its concepts, principles & repertoire provide an ideal movement modality for this disease, as long as appropriate modifications & exclusions are applied.

This workshop is very practical in nature, providing the participant with a full movement experience to ensure an in-depth understanding of each exercise & its execution. These exercises can then be applied to osteoporotic, elderly & falls risk clients, in either a private or group setting

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of osteoporosis & osteopenia, including pathophysiology and epidemiology, bone remodeling and risk factors of the disease
  • Increased knowledge of the diagnosis including DXA scores
  • Increased knowledge of bone fracture risk management & falls prevention
  • Increased knowledge of indicated & contraindicated movement patterns
  • Increased knowledge of the Pilates Method – concepts, principles & repertoire
  • In depth exercise prescription for application to osteoporotic, elderly & falls risk clients, in either a private or group setting


Presented by Kath Banks:

With Kath’s combined expertise in both the Pilates Method and exercise physiology she is very well placed to provide ESSA members with an increased understanding of the Pilates Method and its application to clinical populations. Exercise prescription for musculoskeletal conditions is a major focus of her current work in both the Pilates studio and as a Pilates educator.

Kath graduated over 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. She has been working in the industry since that time, specialising in the Pilates Method 12 years ago. She has also recently completed her Masters of Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation.

Kath holds an Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, owns Aligned for Life Pilates – Moonee Ponds and has been a faculty educator for National Pilates Training for the last 10 years, teaching the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, as well as presenting continuing education workshops. Kath has also been a Pilates’ consultant for the Maribyrnong Sports Academy and is currently teaching Pilates at the Australian Ballet School.

Course schedule


Aligned for Life Pilates – CBD

Level 4, 370 Little Bourke St

27 October 2017

2:00pm – 6:00pm






Contact details

For more information or to enrol, please contact the provider using the below details:

Aligned for Life Pilates
Kath Banks
Ph: 9326 0202