Pilates Therapeutics

Workshop 3: YUR KNEE™ Hip Mobility and Stability for Healthy Knees


Course description

Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common lower extremity disorders in the general population, but the source and treatment of this pain is still controversial.  This workshop will open your eyes to what has been learned about the etiology and treatment of this common knee pain over the last 20 years and will present the application of Pilates guided through these new concepts.  We will be using the rotator disc and Pilates Loops for exercises as well as Pilates equipment. Leave with everything you need to excel in the management of patellofemoral conditions.

Course Objectives

  1. Participants will describe three concepts of etiology most recognized in evidence- based research.
  2. Participants will recognize past and present practices for the predicted cause of patellofemoral pain.
  3. Participants will apply Pilates based exercises to address proximal dysfunction using rotator discs and Pilates loops.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for Pilates instructors, physiotherapists, or physiotherapy assistants, or movement practitioners.

About Christine Romani-Ruby

Christine is an experienced Pilates professional and international presenter with a strong background in physical therapy and fitness. She is the founder and director of PHI Pilates and PHI Pilates Studio based in Pittsburgh, PA, an associate professor at California University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the faculty at the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh. Gold certified in Pilates through the PMA and serving on the PMA certification commission, she has contributed to the Pilates community with the publication of six books, 13 DVD’s, and multiple articles, podcasts and international workshops and presentations. Chrissy holds a master degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University and has practiced as an orthopedic and sports PT for 20 years.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in both exercise science and natural science and a certificate in athletic training. Presently she is a doctoral candidate in education at Indiana University of PA.

Christine has incorporated Pilates into her practice as a physical therapist for over 13 years and she is known by teachers around the world for unselfishly sharing her ideas and techniques for the benefits of clients and patients. Her 4,000 square foot Pilates studio in Pittsburgh is well known to clients for rehabilitation and conditioning and to teachers for continuing education.

About PHI Pilates



2 October 2016 (Sunday)



Core Fitness Physiotherapy & Pilates Centre

583 Orchard Road, Forum #05-04, S238884