Scolio-Pilates Code of Conduct
Find the PDF version of the Code of Conduct Here: 2022_2023 Code-of-Conduct-Pilates-Teck
Hello, Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner!
You are part of a growing group of movement specialists that have joined together to help our clients and patients who live with scoliosis. Those living with scoliosis are an underserved population of individuals. They are frequently told that there is nothing that can be done to help their movement, function, or pain levels. Fortunately, we know better!
Why is Scolio-Pilates® becoming a well-known and sought-after exercised-based movement program worldwide? It is not just our exercises and our products, but it’s YOU! It’s the work we do; how we service and interact with our clients and patients; and the integrity in all our actions, whether in the studio or out in public, that is what makes Scolio-Pilates a worldwide success. Ingrained in our culture, integrity inspires our work and strengthens our reputation as a group of Practitioners that helps those with scoliosis create extraordinary changes to improve their lives. Integrity is the essential ingredient to our collective success in delivering results to our clients and patients.
Sometimes you might face a situation in the studio or in public where the right thing to do is not apparent. That is where our Code of Conduct can help guide you. This Code is your guide to preserving our collective reputation as Scolio-Pilates Practitioners. While the Code cannot answer every question, it can show you where to go for guidance when the answer is unclear.
This Code of Conduct will be reviewed annually and updated if required -- Please feel free to provide feedback and editorial comments to this document through the Scolio-Pilates management team.
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The Scolio-Pilates® mission is to help people living with scoliosis improve their quality of life to the best of their abilities through a scoliosis-specific exercise called “Scolio-Pilates.”
IN A NUTSHELL
There are things that you signed already as a Scolio-Pilates Practitioner when you completed Module 3, The Scolio-Pilates Mentorship program. There are also a few new things. There are some key components here for you, with more detail in the following document.
WHAT YOU ALREADY SIGNED
When you became an Authorized Scolio-Pilates Practitioner, you signed a Memorandum of Agreement (included in this document) that requires you to:
You are not authorized to use Scolio-Pilates® intellectual property in your personal written work without proper intellectual property crediting or teach other instructors and professionals the Scolio-Pilates exercises. You may not use any material from the Scolio-Pilates module handouts, videos, or slideshow presentations-- If you are chosen to be an Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Master Instructor and complete the Scolio-Pilates Teacher-Training program, then these doors will open for you to teach other professionals and instructors!
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
Why the additions: Pilates Teck, Inc. and the Scolio-Pilates management team want to clarify what it means to be in “good standing” as an Authorized Practitioner and what areas you, as an Authorized Practitioner, need to be aware of that could put your membership in this elite group at risk. Technology is a powerful tool to market and get information quickly and efficiently to our customer base. But it is also a tool that can be used to destroy reputations or create confusion in our industry. Therefore, the following guidelines are for you to take to heart when working with clients, patients, technology, and social media applications.
MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
You were accepted to the elite group of Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioners because we felt you would represent Scolio-Pilates in the larger global community in the way that Scolio-Pilates has always strived to be seen: ethically, with integrity and concern for those with scoliosis, and others around the world, companies or individuals, who strive to do the same as Scolio-Pilates®. We work hard and make decisions every day to provide quality services that will enhance the lives of those living with scoliosis in our community, our country, and all over the world.
Doing things ethically and with integrity is not an option as an Authorized Scolio-Pilates Practitioner – it’s required. Being a Practitioner in good standing means making a commitment to uphold our community’s values and following the Code of conduct outlined in this document.
Thank you for upholding our values and helping us to welcome those with scoliosis and to be a part of the growing community of those scoliosis-specific exercise schools around the world helping those with scoliosis.
Karena Thek, Founder of Scolio-Pilates®
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
The management team is here to serve you and help you on your Scolio-Pilates® Authorized Practitioner journey. Start with Karena and John, but please contact anyone on the team with any questions, concerns, or comments relating to this Code of Conduct or Scolio-Pilates, in general.
This Conduct of Conduct applies to:
In general, you can ask yourself the following questions when acting on behalf of Scolio-Pilates®:
Pilates Teck, Inc. and Scolio-Pilates® Management Team encourage all Authorized Practitioners and Independent Contractors to ask questions and raise issues without fear --- the management team is committed to treating reports seriously and investigating them thoroughly.
Please report suspected unethical, illegal or suspicious behavior immediately. Scolio-Pilates® does not tolerate retaliation against anyone who makes a good-faith report of suspected misconduct or otherwise assists with an investigation or audit.
To report a concern:
Practitioners who report a concern in good faith cannot be subjected to any adverse action, including:
Pilates Teck, Inc. and Scolio-Pilates® will not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.
Treat all fellow Practitioners, clients, and all others working in the field of scoliosis care and management with dignity and respect at all times!
Harassment can include actions, language, written words, or objects that create an intimidating or hostile environment, such as:
Bullying can include:
As an Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner, you have been given knowledge and tools to help clients and patients with scoliosis. You have dedicated an enormous amount of time and resources towards your education and skills to develop the knowledge to work with scoliosis clients and patients. While we want you to share this skill, you are not authorized to perform specific tasks:
Pilates Teck, Inc. and Scolio-Pilates® strive to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, from the provision of products and services to the selection of suppliers. In 2023, we will be rolling out products that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In this effort, we would greatly appreciate your input to help us with suggestions that could be more environmentally friendly. Please help us with this effort. We are open and ready for your advice and feedback.
Pilates Teck, Inc. and Scolio-Pilates® respect the right of all Practitioners and contractors to use social media for personal and professional purposes. But there are risks associated with its use.
Authorized Practitioners and independent contractors are responsible for complying with Scolio-Pilates® Policies outlined in this Code and the Memorandum of Agreement when communicating on social media. Practitioners and contractors are accountable for any information they publish online.
Practitioners are required to:
Practitioners must not:
Plagiarism of Scolio-Pilates® content or the content of another’s intellectual property will not be tolerated and will result a consultation hearing with the Scolio-Pilates® management team to decide if immediate expulsion is warranted.
All authorized practitioners of Scolio-Pilates are required to volunteer 10 hours a year to the scoliosis cause. This could take many forms, such as:
Scolio-Pilates® understands that corporate social responsibility extends to our entire supply chain. This encompasses not only the products and services supplied but also the human rights, ethics, and social practices of our company and its suppliers.
One goal of the corporate social responsibility procurement program is to build partnerships with like-minded organizations by actively seeking out business partners who are the most environmentally and workforce friendly.
Scolio-Pilates encourages and supports involvement in the local community that has supported this program. This includes supporting local businesses and talent by, for example, sourcing local products and services, where appropriate, and showcasing the work of local artists online or, whenever possible, in person.
WHAT YOU SIGNED WHEN YOU BECAME AN AUTHORIZED SCOLIO-PILATES PRACTITIONER.
Here is a link to the document you already signed when becoming a Scolio-Pilates Practitioner.
By signing the Scolio-Pilates® Code of Conduct, you acknowledge that:
Find the PDF version of the Code of Conduct Here: 2022_2023 Code-of-Conduct-Pilates-Teck
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Signed by Karena Thek
Signed On: November 12, 2022
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Document Name: Scolio-Pilates Code of Conduct
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