RECORDING - Healthy Knees with Dianne Graci

Pilates Foundation

24/04/2024 Dianne Graci Recording of Online Workshop Equipment to bring: Foam Roller (full length), Overball, TheraBand (medium strength), Supportive padding or blanket, Chair to sit in (optional)

About This Class

If you missed Dianne's class, simply register to purchase a link to the 2-hour recording plus a bonus 20-minute recording. They will be available to view until midnight Wednesday 24th April 2024.

The knee joint is often the innocent bystander of the lower extremity chain. Chronic pain patterns, arthritis, meniscal tears and tendon disruption are usually a result of poor hip and/or ankle mechanics. These put undue strain and stress on the knee joint itself. Even with traumatic injuries, the knee succumbs to the function (or dysfunction) of those surrounding joints. 

Join Pilates Instructor Dianne Graci to go through the articulation of the knee. We will cover knee mechanics in isolation such as terminal knee extension and patellar tracking. Biomechanics will be then covered through palpation and movement exercises. Afterwards, we will put the knee joint back into the chain through a "Healthy Knees" Pilates Mat Class where it will need healthy hip as well as ankle mechanics to succeed! Both Contemporary and Classical styles of Pilates will be visited in this workshop. 

About the Lecturer

Dianne Graci

Dianne Graci received her full Mat and Equipment certification from Kelly Kane at The Kane School of Core Integration in NYC in 2005. She then became a long time Teacher Trainer, Private Anatomy Tutor, and Pilates Instructor for The Kane School / Kinected Center. Since her certification she has continued her education with industry leaders such as Debbie Goodman and The Midwives of NJ in perinatal studies, Irene Dowd, Kuan Hui Chew, among others. Other education includes certification programs for Sue Hitzmann's The Melt Method™ and Core Align. She was also selected to study in the dissection work study program for The FAMI Workshop at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dianne has run several Pilates retreats including Cascina Papaveri in Italy and La Serrania in Spain with Cobham Pilates. She is proud to have been a guest instructor at Cobham Pilates and Alderley Pilates in the UK. In 2014 Dianne opened the Pilates Studio elevate cooperative with two of her colleagues to provide a centre for advanced practitioners in a diverse wellness space. Through elevate Dianne launched the "Advanced Certification for Movement Professionals" as a mentoring program for post-certification Pilates Instructors and other movement professionals. She has also authored numerous other Continuing Education Workshops such as Birth Strong (A Prenatal Pilates Course), Pilates for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and multiple Biomechanics and Anatomy courses. She strives to elevate her clients' relationships with their own bodies so that they may cultivate healthy movement patterns that can apply to all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

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