october, 2021

23oct(oct 23)9:30 am24(oct 24)5:00 pmSold Out!OOV Fundamentals Course: Alameda, CA

Event Details




This course will explore how using a device like the Oov can facilitate overall improvement in Functional Movement. This course will also take traditional pilates exercises and apply them to the Oov.

During this course, participants will explore the concept of creating stability through improving mobility, as well as, the role that Disassociation plays in enhancing stability training.

Balance Training will be utilised as a means to effectively enhance motor learning and improved performance.

Techniques such as Sequential Training, Proper Queuing, Regression/Progression, as well as an understanding of the concept of Tolerance and Effective Loading will be provided as a means to assist instructors in teaching complex multi-plane movements.

The “Four Pillars of Movement” and their relationship to efficient performance will be the corner stone to teaching Functional Movement. Faulty or inefficient Movement Patterns will be identified in regards to postural type.

Strength, speed, power and agility are more effectively achieved if the client can maintain Motor Control, Stability and Endurance, and these will be the basis of all exercises in the Oov Fundamentals Course.

Therefore, the focus of all the exercises presented will be on Eccentric Activation for Greater Strength and Control through Low Threshold, Slow Movement Training

Students will also be give information for the structure, as well as, the queuing techniques to facilitate a group Oov class.

The Oov Fundamentals course is the pre requisite to all other Oov courses, including 3D Assessment, Rehabilitation, Pilates Apparatus, Performance, Sport Specific and Manual Therapy.

This course gives the practitioner the ability to diagnose and address the individual’s movement through Proprioceptive Neuro-Plasticity at an unprecedented level. Students will learn the nuances of adding or removing load and resistance to increase mobility or to increase fine motor control.

This course will start to identify Direct Clinical Deficiencies, such as Axial Control of the Skeleton, Gait Pattern Dysfunction, 3 D Sling Deficiencies and Compromised Articular function. Detailed and Specific Exercises that address the Correction of these deficiencies will be covered.


Participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate correct set up, safety and care of the Oov.

2. Understand how Balance training on the Oov can be a useful tool to identify faulty movement patterns and for enhancing motor learning.

3. Learn how to identify what parts of the body you are going to:

4. Move

5. Activate

6. Control

7. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of Tolerance and Load in Balance Training.

8. Understand the importance of Sequential Training and demonstrate how to safely modify an exercise by using regression or progression.

9. Understand how the “Four Pillars of Movement – Axial Elongation: Core Control, Hip Mobilization, Shoulder Mobilization play and important role in efficient movement.

10. To demonstrate a knowledge of the various characteristics that identify faulty movement patterns.

11. Understand how the concepts and methods identified in this course can be used with any form of Functional Training.

12. Effectively teach the exercises described in this course to individuals and a large group.

Nominal Hours of Delivery
16 hours of practical labs and short lectures

Registered for 16 PMA CEU’s



23 (Saturday) 9:30 am - 24 (Sunday) 5:00 pm PST

Course Fees

Oov Fundamentals - 2 Day Course

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  • Christine Rivera-Gapuz PT, DPT, NCPT

    Christine Rivera-Gapuz PT, DPT, NCPT

    Christine's experience of 20 years as a movement and rehabilitation specialist has taught her that empowering her clients is the key to an effective Therapy and Wellness plan. She obtained her Bachelor in Physical Therapy in the Philippines and after practicing for several years in the United States, pursued her Doctor in Physical Therapy degree. In 2008 she found Pilates after sustaining an injury and after experiencing the transformative power of Pilates decided to further train with Polestar Pilates by taking their comprehensive teacher training. Then she was introduced to the Oov in 2016 and she has been using the device since. The Oov has enhanced her abilities to create change both in using her manual therapy skills and in the movement practice of Pilates. She is excited to share the neuroscience behind the Oov to both the rehabilitation realm and the movement world.