IDEA World Premier Event: The Unstable Pelvis
August 10, 2011
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is one of the largest conventions for fitness in North America. Literally 5000 fitness professionals, some new to the industry, some who have been here for over 25 years come together to learn what's happening in fitness and stay on the cutting edge.
While a great deal of traditional information and techniques are forever set into the convention, new faces and presenters come up to show what they know and put new concepts out there or showcase their interpretation of old ideas to spice things up. There are 150 presenters that are invited to present for this world class event. From dance, spin, bootcamp, and sweat-your-ass-off classes to building your business, research, and nutrition, the IDEA World is truly the most well-rounded conventions for N. America.
This year I was asked to do a Premier Event to begin developing a series of workshops specifically catered to IDEA. We are calling it "Chronic Pattern Pain Series" and this first one of a series of four is "The Unstable Pelvis".
Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) is actually becoming something of an epidemic in the fitness industry. Frequently misdiagnosed by the time an individual cites pain as becoming chronic, fitness professionals have no idea of this issue at all. It's not talked about as the fitness industry IS NOT the pain industry thus the professionals in fitness are not qualified to assess, treat, or know how to manage this common issue.
CPP doesn't just happen. Although many fields of therapy will try to define the "causes" of CPP, like pregnancy, surgery, aging and such, none of those things are actually the cause of CPP. The cause is INSTABILITY. This instability is NOT a musculoskeletal problem at all. It's a Neurofascial problem, where the nervous system loses its connection to the center of gravity and the fascial system breaks down in its tensional architecture leaving the "keystone" of our stability compromised.
Why does this happen? Why is it happening so often? How can we resolve this instability and return a body to a place where stability is more effortlessly achieved? Well, I'd love to share what I know about this topic to which I feel like an expert. Treating literally hundreds of people who I've assessed with pelvic instability and brought them back to balance is something I've spent years doing. I am thrilled to share it in this premier event at IDEA.
It's the first time I've presented this material which combines MELT Length, Strength, and Core assessments and treatments. I will teach participants how to teach their clients to assess their own body and treat their instability at home while also giving them tools to track their progress. Empowering the fitness professional to know how to reduce their potential to further injure a client and be more comfortable with the growing number of participants entering the fitness environment to eliminate chronic pain, become more balanced and stable is what I have set myself off to do.
I am excited to share this powerful information tomorrow to a bright new group of curious fitness professionals. Although it won't draw a hard-core packed house like a bootcamp class does, the ones who seek out this important information will separate themselves from the basic fitness trainer to emerge a movement specialist.