Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics


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Course Overview:

Immerse yourself into Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

As a movement professional, it is vital that you have a comprehensive understanding of the biomechanics and anatomy of the human body. However, just knowing the names of muscles and where they are is not sufficient if you teach movement and exercise. You need a deeper understanding of how the muscles relate to one another and how they react on an individual. Each client can be viewed as a unique puzzle, and through a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, all the parts of their puzzle will fit together perfectly. You are about to embark on a journey of anatomical discovery, which will enable you to teach with confidence. We are going to jump right back to the basics and start unfolding the amazing world of the human body in movement. Get ready to absorb all that there is to learn about YOUR amazing structure.

Aim of the course:

This course will teach the professional about the Musculoskeletal system and how this system responds when moving. It will enable the professional to analyse movement on an anatomical level and therefore, allow the professional to teach classes that embrace a better understanding of their client’s bodies as they move. They will learn compensations due to muscular restrictions and by the end of this course will know the muscles, their names and the movements that they produce as well as their antagonists.


Course Description:
  • Quick recap on anatomical terminology relating to movement
  • Images and information of the skeletal system on the hip, pelvis and spine
  • The muscles that affect the pelvis, hip and spine in all their joint movement abilities as well as antagonists
  • Conclusion of how these muscles will affect a pelvic tilt

Course requirements:

  • Computer, Internet, Manual (to be printed off of website), stationery

Course presenter:

Tanya Thompson – Founder of Pilates Unlimited the Art of Movement, 15 years experience, Dance Diploma at Tshwane University of Technology, founder of Kinetic Precision International, Pilates Unlimited and

Course agenda:

  1. This course is done online at a time convenient for the candidate
  2. The course is presented via a video so the candidate is able to watch the course and follow the presenter from the manual
  3. The course is divided into sessions and therefore they can do one session at a time
  4. The course duration is approximately 5 hours
  5. At the end of the final session, they are to complete a test at their convenience
  6. They will also receive the 1-page course summary
  7. A certificate will be available once they have achieved 70% on the test
Reviews (7)

7 reviews for Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

  1. Kk14

    I bought the Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics course on the day it came out. I didn’t have the facility to print the manual on the day so I followed along on another tablet with the thought that I would just have a quick look through it, and would then come back and do it on another day. Before I knew it I was on video 4 and went on to complete it all on the same day! Fantastic thorough course. I’m sure that no matter what level of teaching you are at, you will benefit from this course. I learnt so much! Today I got a copy of the manual printed and have gone back in to study it again which is also another great benefit of OfCourse Online courses.

  2. Laura Sykes

    A great course to review all the anatomy I learnt in my initial training as a Pilates teacher. . Really good to go back and revisit anatomy with years of teaching under my belt and this course is presented so well, integrating anatomy knowledge into Pilates movement and as a result functional movement to help me help my clients better. All the of-course online courses I have done have felt like giving myself a treat….time to delve back into what I love! Thank you for making it all so accessible!

  3. Natasha

    I have just completed the Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Course. Wow it was incredible. I have always felt there was gaps in my anatomy knowledge and this course has really helped me. I wish I’d know about it before I started my Pilates teacher training as it would have helped everything else make sense. Tanya has a wonderful, generous teaching style and manages to simplify information that could otherwise be overwhelming. She delivers the content in a clear to the point way. I would highly recommend Of-course online.
    Natasha Haresign

  4. Mercian

    Excellent course. Tanya has a really engaging style and makes things very simple. I will be watching again and again to keep embedding the knowledge. Thank you. Ian

  5. Amanda Roon

    Thank you so much, you have taken the anxiety away to learn anatomy. I am able to apply what I learn in my very next class.

  6. Donna-marie

    I cannot thank Tanya, Lameez, and the rest of the Of-Course Online team enough for putting together such a wonderful resource. I’ve done a few other anatomy and biomechanics courses aimed at Pilates teachers, both live and online, and although they have contained all the relevant information they have been somewhat dry. Tanya’s deep knowledge and passion for anatomy and movement is obvious and infectious and manifests in a teaching style that is totally motivating, inspiring, and never boring! Thank you for taking my understanding of this topic to the next level; I am now a much better teacher as a result.

  7. Manda6

    Just completed the first module of Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics. This course is a fantastic review of anatomy but more importantly the biomechanics! I can’t wait to see how the other videos are. Now, I want to become a Pilates instructor!

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