The Art of Overcoming Pain

Featuring speakers from Hospital for Special Surgery and more

Taking your clients from managing their pain to overcoming it.

Join us for this special pre-conference event designed to explore the necessity and importance of “overcoming pain”, as opposed to “managing pain” – a paradigm shift that allows for significantly better movement outcomes for clients and patients. 

Walk away with an understanding of how our brain creates the awareness of pain and how we react and behave based on this awareness. 

Conceived and coordinated by the PMA Board of Directors in collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery faculty and invited guests, this first-ever presentation will empower Pilates teachers and licensed healthcare professionals with a holistic approach to help their clients and patients overcome pain by focusing on the restoration of function and mobility.

Who this pre-con is for: 

  • Pilates Teachers
  • Licensed Healthcare Professionals 



  • To re-frame “managing pain” as “overcoming pain”
  • To understand the psychology of pain
  • To identify pain mechanisms and their contributions to a client/patient’s presentation 


What you will learn:

  • How pain may be triggered neurologically and psychologically
  • Effective strategies for working with chronic pain clients
  • How to identify pain manifestations in case studies
  • Recommended dialogue strategies for shared cases between Pilates and licensed healthcare professionals


When is it:

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the PMA conference
  • Timing 9am – 4pm (12pm – 1pm – lunch on own)


How much does it cost:

  • $295 for PMA Members with Full Conference (available to current members that register for the full conference (not available with day passes))
  • $350 for PMA Members & Non Members (as stand alone or with day passes)


Continuing Education Credits:

  • 6 PMA CECs will be given for this pre-conference workshop
  • Physical Therapy CEU’s will be provided**


About Hospital for Special Surgery:


Hospital for Special Surgery is the most trusted educator in the field of orthopedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, and their related disciplines.

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health and has been ranked the #1 hospital for Orthopedics by U.S News & World Report for 8 consecutive years.  HSS is proud to continue an over century’s old tradition of educating colleagues in this field.  We offer professional education courses and content to physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, Pilates teachers, performance and wellness specialists, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.

** This program is pending approval for physical therapy continuing education credits in the following states: FL, NJ, NY, NE and TX.

This program is pending approval for CCU’s by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) and therefore would be accepted by the physical therapy regulatory boards/agencies in certain U.S. jurisdictions. The CCU amount will be determined by the FSBPT. The physical therapy boards in the following states currently accept the FSBPT certification: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, District of Columbia, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, OR, Puerto Rico, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WI and WY.

The following states require continuing education units with no state specific approval: CT, IA, MA and WA.