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1310 – Shoulder and Hip Diagonals for Core and More

Beginner / Pool Workshop
Chicago, IL / Friday, November 13, 2020 – 1:30-5:00 pm – 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 1:30-3:15 pm / Classroom: 3:15-5:00 pm)

Faculty: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The approach in diagonal work is easy as we do it all day long. The key is to strengthen the weak and lengthen the tight parts, with a focus on the center of all of it: the core! Transverse movement and hip and shoulder diagonals can help in better coordination, better balance and less pain in daily tasks. Experience examples of combinations of a transverse, sagittal and vertical rotation control (like a trunk rotation) with hip flexion, during gait while reaching diagonally down. We will train strength in the actual patterns we live in.

1) Review evidence regarding trunk stabilization for strengthening core.
2) Experience the diagonal patterns that match daily living.
3) Explain functional tasks that can be executed without pain or injury.
4) Apply concepts to pool exercises.

FACULTY: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC, has 20-plus years of experience in aquatics and has been a presenter worldwide since 2005. She studied physical education and holds a degree in Special Movement Education with an emphasis in Motoric Remedial Teaching and a focus on pediatrics. She has developed three e-learning programs on aquatic fitness (AquaMagicMoves) and is CEO of two educational institutes for aquatics: Kataqua for aquatic fitness and ProOZo for swimming. She is the organizer of the annual European Aquatic Fitness Conference (EAFC).