Helen New / Master Scolio-Pilates® Instructor
Specialising in working with Scoliosis for ten years now, Helen is passionate about helping her clients with this condition live a functional life. She also has a strong passion for educating Pilates Instructors and other Allied Health Instructors on how best to help this clientele.
She has written her own Workshop “Curvy Bodies – A Deeper Look at Scoliosis” and delivered this to several states in Australia over the last few years.
Recently, she was invited by Karena Thek, founder of Scolio-Pilates® to become a Master Scolio-Pilates® Instructor and to represent her 'Down Under'!
Helen is able to offer training in both Module 1 & 2 of the Scolio-Pilates® Method. Her current schedule, both online and face to face delivery is detailed below.
If you would like to host Helen at your Studio to run Scolio-Pilates® training, please be sure to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
SCOLIO-PILATES® PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS
Scolio-Pilates® Master Instructor
- Sat, 26 JunVia Zoom26 Jun, 1:00 pm AEST – 27 Jun, 5:00 pm AESTVia ZoomThis course lays the foundation for understanding the Scolio-Pilates® Method (created by Karena Thek). Scolio-Pilates® is a three-dimensional scoliosis-specific exercise program tailored to the individual and their specific spinal curve as a proactive management plan.
MODULE I: SCOLIO-PILATES® PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR
This course is a building block and lays the foundation for the Scolio-Pilates® Module II: The Professional Seminar. You will receive a strong base in the anatomy of scoliosis to help you understand what is happening under the skin that creates the changes we see and experience with scoliosis on the surface and with movement. With this understanding, you will be better equipped to make the best scoliosis specific exercise choices.
Topics to be covered include:
What is scoliosis? Who it affects and its effects on the systems of the body
Experience scoliosis! What it feels like to do Pilates with scoliosis
Anatomy of Scoliosis
Understanding functional v structural scoliosis
Defining the convexities and concavities
Theories and laws of movement that apply to scoliosis
The first 5 exercises for scoliosis
PDP Approved: PAA 8-points | APMA 8-points
See below for upcoming deliveries.
MODULE II: SCOLIO-PILATES® PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR
Module II builds upon the pre-requisite Module I, Scolio-Pilates® Professional Seminar.
We will dive deeper into understanding the anatomy of scoliosis and use that understanding to define the curves of scoliosis (3, 4 and thoraco-lumbar curves). Once we define the curves we can begin to understand how to correct those curves towards neutral. We use scoliosis specific corrections and scoliosis specific exercises to aid us in bringing our clients towards a more balanced system.
The scoliosis specific exercises begin with corrections in the basic positions of prone, supine, side-lying, seated and standing. Once the corrections are applied in the basic positions, we add movement to these corrections either on the mat or with the assistance of the Pilates equipment. Come learn why Scolio-Pilates®, a form of Pilates that allows for modifications to assist the client with scoliosis in the Pilates studio, is now being used by children’s hospitals, physical therapy clinics and Pilates studios worldwide to help with the management of scoliosis.
PDP Approved: PAA 14-points | APMA 12-points
See below for upcoming deliveries.
Looking to purchase Scolio-Pilates® products?
Helen stocks K1 and K2 Wedges, Scolio-Pilates Wedges & Triangles, as well as Scolio-Pilates books. Please contact Helen directly via email for more information on pricing and shipping.
“I attended the Scolio-Pilates® Module I course online during Victoria's lockdown. Helen's delivery of the course was clear, detailed and very informative. She made the course really enjoyable and used a variety of activities to relay information which kept us engaged. Although we were online Helen was able to keep the energy high and inclusive so we all felt we were able to participate comfortably in the online space.
I gained a lot of valuable information from Helen in relation to initially working with the scoliosis body and I'm looking forward to taking the Module II course with her in 2021."
Sharlene - Melbourne – Module 1 - September 2020
“I attended the Scolio-Pilates® Module I with Helen in October 2020. The course was Amazing, and this was mainly because of Helen's passion and knowledge that she brought to the table. She is compassionate about Scoliosis and Pilates, and her teaching methods are excellent. I felt that she guided and encouraged the group through the challenging information which made the course highly enjoyable."
Gaynor – Melbourne – Module 1 - October 2020
“Excellent course! It gives a great understanding about the condition and would really work well with module II learning about wedging clients and integrating this knowledge practically. I had 2 lightbulb moments - the supine practice with wedges under us to mimic scoli and also the vertebrae/sternum/ribs demo showing the rib distortions."
Leigh – Melbourne – Module 1 – October 2020
“I recently completed ScolioPilates® Module I with Helen and would highly recommend the course to any movement or allied health professional. The delivery of the course was excellent – the intricacies of scoliosis can be difficult to understand at times but Helen draws from her wealth of knowledge to explain and educate in a way that is interesting, clear and informative. I felt like I came away from the course with a much deeper understanding of scoliosis and it has sparked my need to know more. Looking forward to completing Module 2!"
Melissa – NSW – Module 1 – October 2020
“I attended the Scolio-Pilates® Module I online taught by Helen New on 17th Oct 2020. The course was well structured, clear, concise and informative. I don't think we lost anything due to the online delivery. Helen is clearly passionate about the subject, warm, friendly and very generous in the sharing of her knowledge and experience. I highly recommend it and can't wait to do module 2."
Annette – Adelaide, SA – Module 1 – October 2020