APPI USA


APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation

Click on the link below to see upcoming dates/locations and to book your space on the course:

Pilates for Rehabilitation - Matwork Level 1
Pilates for Rehabilitation - Matwork Level 2
Pilates for Rehabilitation - Matwork Level 3
Matwork Certification Series (Levels 1, 2 & 3 Combined)
Reformer Level 1
Reformer Certification Series (Level 1, 2 & 3 Combined)
Pilates for Shoulder Rehabilitation
Pilates & Scoliosis
Pilates for Runners
Pilates for Cyclists

APPI's Pilates for Rehabilitation courses are designed for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, strength/conditioning and pain - they are the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals. 
The APPI curriculum is designed by Physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement.

Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum. 

Matwork Certification

Based on the most up to date evidence of spinal stability, pelvic stability, strength and conditioning and pain—this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals. APPI have analyzed all 34 traditional Matwork exercises, and broken them down into a step-by-step guide from day 1 Pain, right through to elite level sport. Most importantly, every stage has a clinical reason as to why you would choose that exercise for your client.

APPI's Matwork Pilates training series is formed of three 2 day courses; 

  • Matwork Level One - The Foundation
  • Matwork Level Two - Class Instructor
  • Matwork Level Three - Intermediate & Advanced
  • Courses can be booked individually or receive a discount by booking all three levels together.


    Matwork Level 1

    APPI’s Matwork level 1 foundation course provides rehabilitation professionals with essential, fundamental knowledge to begin offering modified Pilates to their clients recovering from back pain and other injuries. Drawing upon relevant clinical research, APPI Pilates Matwork level 1 provides an evidence based approach to teaching Pilates in the clinical setting. 

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.

    Matwork Level 2

    The next level in your training program will focus solely on group teaching, and empower you to begin the journey from clinician to your own group Pilates Instruction. In this course you will learn the vital aspects of class planning, warm-ups, cool downs, standing exercises, and how to design population-specific classes.

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.

    Matwork Level 3

    This two day course builds upon the movements, understanding, cueing and exercise selection from Matwork Level One. The conversion from beginner to more advanced movements will facilitate the unique shift from just stability to strength and conditioning. This progression from rehabilitation to full health and fitness is a crucial process to achieve your clients' goals of a full recovery.

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.


    Testimonial

    'I have found the APPI education and approach so beneficial toward patient care, and it has completely changed the way I treat patients and progress their treatment. While I do not teach any specific APPI Pilates classes, I incorporate the exercises and techniques into almost every treatment at this point, particularly for neck, shoulder, and low back patients. Patients have responded very well to it, the progressions make them feel successful, the imagery we used in describing techniques has made communication much more clear, and the cues are so useful in making the exercises effective and specific. It is hands down the most effective course I have taken in my career as a PT, and would highly recommend it to others.'
    Anna, San Francisco (Certified APPI Matwork Pilates Instructor)

    Specialist Courses

    Ante & Post Natal

    APPI’s Ante-Post Natal Pilates course aims to equip attendees with the necessary skills to adapt their Pilates teaching and repertoire to make it suitable for pregnant and post natal women. Lecture content covers an overview of physiological and musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy and guidelines. Applications of the APPI Pilates repertoire in the management of common musculoskeletal conditions experienced by pregnant and post natal women will be discussed and a selection of Matwork Pilates exercises, including movements incorporating small Pilates props will be taught. 

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.


    Pilates & Osteoporosis

    This exciting and innovative 1 day course investigates the concept that osteoporosis is the next epidemic to hit the healthcare industry. The course will cover the epidemiology, prevalence and incidence of osteoporosis as well as introducing a unique step by step programme  based on targeting the common fracture sites that the research into osteoporosis suggests. The key concept of this programme is getting clients off the floor in managing osteoporosis and ensuring that the benefit of weight bearing exercise can be linked to Pilates movements.

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.

    Pilates & Scoliosis

    During this course you will review the history of Scoliosis, its incidence & development and how it is now one of the most prevalent issues facing Physiotherapists and Pilates teachers alike. The course covers the difference between congenital and idiopathic scoliosis, along with the mix between C-curve and S-curve deformities of the spine and their differing challenges. Following this, you will be guided through the APPI’s step by step programme of how to deliver a successful in-clinic scoliosis session, as well as a specific home exercise programme.  

    For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.

    Hosting Courses At Your Studio

    Bring APPI courses to you with our comprehensive course hosting package! You can host any of the above courses, as well as many of the other course topics on APPI's website, at your clinic, hospital or any other suitable space, such as gyms or hotels. Receive free training spaces for you and your team, make a profit and become affiliated with a world recognised Pilates training company.

    APPI's Hosting Brochure

    For more information on APPI hosting package click here to download our hosting brochure or email contact@appihealthgroup.com if you wish to gather more information on how it all works.

    How do I book an APPI course?

    To enquire about hosting a course or indeed book a course please call the APPI USA Education Department on +44 (0) 345 370 2774 or email contact@appihealthgroup.com to discuss potential dates. Courses can be hosted at your venue mid-week or on weekends.

    What other hosts say about Hosting Program:

    '‘We had a very positive experience hosting the Matwork Level 1 course at our local hospital. The APPI provide an excellent service - response to email and phone queries was always very prompt and informative and the staff were extremely pleasant to deal with. 
    The course itself was conducted in a very informal manner with ample time provided for both practical and theoretical elements. 
    All in all, I would have no hesitation in hosting another APPI course at our venue – a sentiment echoed by the course participants, most of whom are very keen to partake in the Matwork Level 2 course in the near future!’
    Colette Smee - South Tipperary General Hospital

    CEUs

    Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants
    Please visit our course pages for a list of states in which each course is approved for continuing education and the number of hours.  

    Athletic Trainers:
    APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider and our courses are approved for Category A CEUs for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

    If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information, then please email contact@appihealthgroup.com

    Group Booking 

    APPI USA offer a discount of 15% for all bookings of 3 or more people on the same course. If you would like to make a group booking please email us on contact@appihealthgroup.com and we will be happy to organise your discount for you.

    Eligibility

    All APPI courses are open to:
    • Physical Therapists 
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Athletic Trainers
    • Exercise Physiologists
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
    • Personal Trainers
    • Certified Pilates Instructors
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    If you have any different qualifications from the ones listed above, please do get in touch with us directly and we will be able to assess if your background is also suitable for attendance on the chosen course.