Karen Clippinger

The foot plays a fundamental role in shock absorption, propulsion, and balance during upright movements such as walking and running. These demands make the foot a common site for injury and disrupted mechanics. This workshop will provide a brief review of the fundamental anatomy of the ankle-foot complex. Participants will then learn exercises on the Pilates reformer designed to challenge key muscles of the foot often missed in Pilates workouts. Cues and technique exercises will also be included that are designed to promote optimal foot mechanics that can be utilized in classical Pilates repertoire and functional movement.


The Foot Matters in Pilates

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Plaza 2