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Created in partnership with Pilates World University, this Primal Pictures DVD-ROM features computer graphic models of human anatomy with a special emphasis on the anatomical structures involved in various Pilates exercises.
Anatomy for Pilates is a unique resource for both Pilates instructors and students. Created in partnership with Pilates World University, this Primal Pictures DVD-ROM features computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data but with a special emphasis on the anatomical structures involved in various Pilates exercises. The software focuses on the skeletal, muscular, and respiratory systems by presenting 24 detailed three-dimensional views, including 12 musculoskeletal views, 4 joint views, 7 schematic joint views, and 1 respiratory system view. Each anatomical view consists of a maximum of seven layers, including a muscle attachment layer, which can be added or removed one layer at a time to allow the individual muscles to be viewed.
The anatomical structures can each be rotated and labeled, allowing users to study a specific area of interest. Individual muscles can be highlighted to view accompanying text that includes links to a 3D muscle atlas consisting of a series of illustrations that show a muscle’s attachments as well as the muscle in isolation. The text includes links to animations of relevant muscle functions and videos of Pilates exercises and Pilates-specific text that focuses on four areas:
Fundamentals that address concepts such as relaxation, concentration, breathing, alignment, control, and stamina
Preparatory Pilates exercises for flexion, extension, or rotation of various body segments
Classic mat exercises, such as roll-up, leg circles, and spine twists
Movement types for the spine, hip, shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist
In addition, two specific Pilates views are available, showing the movements of roll like a ball and pelvic tilt. These views consist of two or three layers that illustrate the core muscles of the multifidus, internal oblique, and transversus abdominis. The views in this section can be played as animations.
Anatomy for Pilates is an excellent resource for use in teaching and studying Pilates or as a reference. Its unique approach and detailed 3D content make it a vital tool for those striving to get the most out of their Pilates training.
Course instructors: Adopt Primal Pictures software for use in your class!
Teaching the intricacies of anatomy to your students has never been easier. Primal Pictures software programs allow you to illustrate anatomy in remarkable ways in both laboratory settings and the classroom. Take advantage of special pricing on institutional online access for individual products or for the entire line of Primal software through a renewable license agreement. If you are interested in adopting this software for your class, please contact your sales representative.
1 respiratory system view 45 animations showing muscle function
Head and neck
Gross motor movements
A training and teaching resource for Pilates instructors and those in training.
Primal Pictures was established in 1991 with the goal of creating the only complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy. Now more than 20 years later, Primal 3D anatomy software is widely adopted in education and is currently used for education of patients, practitioners, and students in over 20 countries.
The representation of the body in Primal’s range of software is unique due to its accuracy and detail. It is derived from genuine medical scan data that have been interpreted by a team of Primal anatomists and then translated into three-dimensional images by an expert team of graphics specialists. The anatomy visuals are accompanied by animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures, as well as clinical videos and text written by some of the world’s leading medical specialists.