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Rehab Pilates

The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) is a world leading provider of Physiotherapy and Pilates Treatment, Education and Products. From its humbled beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, APPI's unique program of rehabilitation based Pilates programs has lead the world for over 16 years.

We are committed to delivering Physiotherapy and Pilates to as many people as we can through our brilliant international partners and our onsite clinics (UK only).

Our physiotherapists and master trainers in the APPI Pilates method are available at our UK centres for anyone to access. No referral needed.

APPI educational programs are world renowned and now available in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, South Korea, China and the UAE.

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Matwork Pilates

The APPI Matwork Pilates teacher training series has been designed to help you build stronger bodies for your clients.

Equipment Pilates

At APPI we offer comprehensive equipment training packages with options to train on either the Reformer or all the large equipment consisting of the Reformer, Cadillac, chair and Barrel.

Reformer Pilates

The reformer only course is designed for those of you who have made the jump, or may be thinking of making the jump, to include studio equipment into your practice or studio.

Pilates CPD

At APPI we believe it is imperative that you continue to update your Pilates skills and you can achieve this through our CPD program. We have approximately 20 different ongoing training modules for you to choose from.

Locations

We have locations all over the UK. Here you can find all the information you need about our regional locations.

Ante & Post Natal Pilates

This 6 REPs points course is designed for those who wish to learn more about the application of Pilates during the ante and post natal period.

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Read what a participant thought of her Matwork Level 1 class with us:

Fantastic introduction to pilates, great understanding of how the exercises work in a clinical setting & a great addition to “toolbox”

Anon

Find out what participants thought of the Kids & Teens course below:

We asked attendees to finish the sentence, “We particularly enjoyed…” The practical sessions and exercises to help with ideas to consolidate learning The interactie sessions and planning in groups – great fun. The imagery and themes were great. Excellent course. Variety of ideas and class sequencing / plans. Large practical element & nice encouraging atmosphere.… [Read more] “Find out what participants thought of the Kids & Teens course below:”

Anon

Favourite things about Stretch Therapy for Pilates course as told by participants, Kensal rise, July 2016

Plenty of self-practice time to get hang of exercises myself. Practical, can be used in class, stand alone. Different aspects covered compared to traditional Pilates courses – it’s the missing link. Great instructor, clear on exercises and enough time to do them thoroughly. The depth of knowledge of Leslie, correct pace and rhythm of presentation.… [Read more] “Favourite things about Stretch Therapy for Pilates course as told by participants, Kensal rise, July 2016”

Anon

Lovely positive feedback from Matwork Level 2 in Nuneaton

Great reviews of our Matwork 2 Course from participants in Nuneaton – 10th & 11th June 2017. Excellent instructor. Very inspirational Variety of exercises – warm ups/cool downs & use of small equipment Very passionate presenter – lots of new ideas learnt Great presenter Practical aspects Teaching style Relevant to teaching classes, interactive, excellent presenter… [Read more] “Lovely positive feedback from Matwork Level 2 in Nuneaton”

Anon

Checkout some feedback about the Reformer Level 1 Course

Loved the reformers, good location. Well delivered. Learning variety of exercises correction on reformer, level of feedback, discussion for classes etc. Exciting to be part of the first reformer course. Loved using the reformers!

Anon

Checkout this heartwarming testimony about our very own APPI Trained Megan Vickers!

“I have been receiving physio from Megan Vickers on and off for a few years now and more intensively for the last 3 months for my sciatica. Late August when I returned from my holidays in Canada, I had a terrible back. I could not move much and was visibly crooked. I was in so much agony.… [Read more] “Checkout this heartwarming testimony about our very own APPI Trained Megan Vickers!”

M. Lemmon

Read this review on our All the Small Balls course

“The amount of exercies was great, loved everything..”

anon

Great review on our popular Ante & Post Natal course:

“The presenter was exceptional and obviously very knowledgeable and experienced.”

Anon

Lynley & Pippa

• Pippa and Lynley ability to break exercises / information down to basic elements and educate participants. • Exercise prescription and different levels of the exercises. • It was well organised, implement, taught and supervised throughout. I enjoyed how the traditional exercises were demonstrated and then the APPI adaptation was shown with progressions. The teachers… [Read more] “Lynley & Pippa”

Lynley & Pippa

Reviews about our successful 3D Standing Pilates Course

Sarah was a great presenter, very approachable and lots of examples for modifications of exercises. Very enjoyable. New ideas, very functional and applicable, lovely presenting and teaching, small group was lovely. The presenter was excellent. Very informative.  Inspirational. A fantastic weekend. Cant wait to start using it. Practical element, very enjoyable, delivery excellent

Anon

Checkout this feedback from our Pilates for runners course

Pilates for Runners – 10th June 2018 – Retford – Anna Laws What did you particularly like about this course? • Knowledgeable, passionate & approachable tutor • I really enjoyed the collaborative, playful and interactive nature of the practical sessions, very helpful • Loved the theory side and great ideas for practice • The discussions… [Read more] “Checkout this feedback from our Pilates for runners course”

Anon

Feedback on what customers liked about our Pilates and Osteoporosis course this June!

• Confirmation of areas & giving the confidence that I am doing the right thing for my clients • positive and enthusiastic delivery with lots of ideas and explanations • enthusiasm and knowledge of presenter • it was the most interesting and enjoyable APPI courses I have attended as I think it was nice to… [Read more] “Feedback on what customers liked about our Pilates and Osteoporosis course this June!”

Anon

Matwork Series and Pilates for Scoliosis feedback from our International Clinics!

 APPI Participant based in Portugal 3 IN 3, another 1 is never too much investment in continuing training, especially in tools we believe to be really relevant, making us more capable and efficient professionals. It is an effort that is always worth it. I have completed all 3 levels of clinical Pilates under the vision… [Read more] “Matwork Series and Pilates for Scoliosis feedback from our International Clinics!”

Isa Silva

Feedback on the Ante Post Natal Pilates Course in Reading (Feb 2018):

“What did you particularly like about the course?” Modification with use of other equipment. The lectures gave clarity to changes in pregnancy and exercises modification which were useful. Well structured. Presenter obviously passionate knowledgeable about subject. Practical element, lots of chance to practice. Venue well set up. Presenter very Knowledgeable. Comprehensive detail about adaptations for… [Read more] “Feedback on the Ante Post Natal Pilates Course in Reading (Feb 2018):”

Anon Nee Mouse

We asked participants of the recent Pilates for Hypermobility course presented on 15th September 2017 and hosted by Glenn Withers…

We asked participants of the recent Pilates for Hypermobility course presented on 15th September 2017 and hosted by Glenn Withers… “…what did you particularly like about the course?” Checkout the responses below: Learning the differences of teaching Pilates to the hypermobile group New knowledge. Very informative and clearly demonstrated. Good mix of lecture vs practical… [Read more] “We asked participants of the recent Pilates for Hypermobility course presented on 15th September 2017 and hosted by Glenn Withers…”

Anon

Hear what a recent client has to day of our sports physio services at APPI Hampstead:

Hear what a recent client has to day of our sports physio services at APPI Hampstead: “….[after seeing another provider and] feeling not a great deal wiser to my foot issue apart from being referred to someone else at their practice. This didn't give me much confidence, which is why I spoke with Daniel at… [Read more] “Hear what a recent client has to day of our sports physio services at APPI Hampstead:”

Check out this feedback from Matwork Level 3 in London, September 2018! See what participants enjoyed on our course!

The Matwork Level 3 course on 18th & 19th September in London went beautifully. Here is some feedback from participants on the course about the course and the presenters, Melanie Bryant and Tracy Ward. “We enjoyed…” Excellent teaching- consistent, clear and knowledgeable. Variations of exercises and visual imagery/prompt ideas. Practical element, time to discuss different… [Read more] “Check out this feedback from Matwork Level 3 in London, September 2018! See what participants enjoyed on our course!”

Anon

Checkout this lovely review from one of our participants on the Ante & Post Natal course

Can I just say again was a fabulous course today and Biljana was wonderful and very informative. Have attended a number of very good course with APPI so thanks – P.W.

- P.W.

Feedback on what participants liked from Matwork Level 3 in Coleraine, October 2017 – presented by Kristina Powell:

Kristina – to put it simply! Knowledge, demonstrations, explanations, feedback and general tips – all fabulous, couldn’t be more helpful! Excellent teacher, great balance between explanations of exercises and practical time to practice. Reading clear and precise. Thank you Kristina really enjoyed your teaching style. Presenter was very approachable, made everyone feel at ease. Very… [Read more] “Feedback on what participants liked from Matwork Level 3 in Coleraine, October 2017 – presented by Kristina Powell:”

Anon

Pilates for Osteoporosis feedback

Evidence based and easy to follow. The information was presented in a lovely manor , really felt I have gained lots of ideas in a safe and understanding way. Really enjoyed the day. Really enjoyed Sarah's teaching style. Enjoyed the movement throughout the day and that it was done as one whole group rather than… [Read more] “Pilates for Osteoporosis feedback”

Anon

Fabulous review from our Ante & Post Natal Participants (2016 June)

Fabulous course today and Biljana was wonderful and very informative. Have attended a number of very good course with APPI so thanks! Instructor excellent. Made it very relevant to clinical practice. The instructor was absolutely brilliant, really enjoyed the course. Very informative with lots of inspirations (relevant and clear. Fantastic presenter. Great to have a… [Read more] “Fabulous review from our Ante & Post Natal Participants (2016 June)”

Anon

Reformer on the Mat Class was a success, see what participant thought:

“Brilliant instructor very motivational and inspiring gave loads of modifications and ideas,”

Anon

Pilates for Cyclists is a fantastic specialist CPD course we offer. Here is the feedback from our latest date:

Pilates for Cyclists is a fantastic specialist CPD course we offer. Here is the feedback from our latest date: This was obviously a very well thought out and planned course. I enjoyed every minute of the day and couldn’t wait to put it into practise. As always APPI have delivered a fantastic course which I… [Read more] “Pilates for Cyclists is a fantastic specialist CPD course we offer. Here is the feedback from our latest date:”

Anon

Matwork 3 Participants on their day with APPI Instructor Melanie

Melanie's approach to clinical application was great. Very professional and understanding. Good progression of level of exercises. Excellent teacher – great to practice the exercises also the class at beginning of each day. Particularly liked learning the methodical way to teach the course structure. Mel was a great instructor – made it very clear and… [Read more] “Matwork 3 Participants on their day with APPI Instructor Melanie”

Anon

Online Osteoporosis CPD Course review on instagram!

“I would highly recomment the APPI Pilates for Osteoporosis CPD module! Online learning all from the comfort of your front room! … lots of learning & great functional exercises! Event better with 20% off!!!” (thanks to @Pilateswithdenika, we're glad you enjoyed the course!)

@Pilateswithdenika on Instagram

Wonderful photo of our Ante & Post Natal participants in Turkey! Have a look to see what some of them thought of the course below:

“The most inspirational day ever!” – Ante & Post Natal attendee, Turkey. “Just a great day, thank you!”

Turkey Attendees

Some great feedback from our 2017 Pelvic Floor Talk: 

Some great feedback from our 2017 Pelvic Floor Talk:  “I'm pregnant with my second baby and found the evening to be extremely informative in terms of what I can do to strengthen my pelvic floor during pregnancy and what exercises I should look to continue post-partum, as well as key information about the bladder. Claire… [Read more] “Some great feedback from our 2017 Pelvic Floor Talk: “

Anon

Matwork Level 2 in Falkirk on 21st & 22nd April Feeback

Matwork Level 2 in Falkirk on 21st & 22nd April went beautifully and we received this following comments: • The course instructor was fantastic. Enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and made sure it was fun. • I thought Linley was superb. We had a lot to cover and she managed to keep it fun and informative throughout.… [Read more] “Matwork Level 2 in Falkirk on 21st & 22nd April Feeback”

Anon

Read below to see what participants thought of our Matwork Level 1 Course!

  14th & 15th June – Matwork Level 1 – London – Laura Bryden • Very dynamic and practical. • The presenter was great. • I enjoyed how I could provide evidential support to benefit the use of Pilates in my practice. I enjoyed the practical elements and though Laura was exceptional in her knowledge… [Read more] “Read below to see what participants thought of our Matwork Level 1 Course!”

Anon

Some really great feedback from some ladies who participated in our Ante & Post Natal course

Small group informative, built on previous courses. Instructor very knowledgeable and approchable. Well presented. Course tutor explained things very well, she was passionate about the topic. I enjoyed the variation of learning, presentation, group work, individual focus and case studies. All very relevant to my practice    

Anon

Checkout how much our Matwork 2 attendee enjoyed our course!

Very good instructor who was easy going & taught well. Created a very relaxed learning environment.

Anon

Amazing feedback from our Pilates and Shoulder Rehab Course

Pilates for Shoulder Rehabilitation – 8th June 2018 – Glenn Withers What did you particularly like about this course? • Glenn’s extensive knowledge • The content and class will be particularly beneficial to my clients. Glenn has a great teaching style, clear and succinct with great visual imagery. • Relaxed practical and an update on… [Read more] “Amazing feedback from our Pilates and Shoulder Rehab Course”

Anon

Matwork Level 1 Participants on what they liked the most about the course:

I really liked the practical element.Excellent instructor. Really helpful – I qualified with Pilates foundation before I become a physio and this really helped me knit my 2 professions together. Clinically relevant – particularly when brought together with case studies but also referencing slings throughout. Teaching slings earlier on is very beneficial. Not too much… [Read more] “Matwork Level 1 Participants on what they liked the most about the course:”

Anon

Excellent feedback from the Matwork Level 2 course with Lynley Eason:

The course was really good, I enjoyed it a lot and found it informative. I’d been to the venue before, so in terms of logistics it was all good. The instructor, Lynley, was brilliant. I would like to really emphasise that. She was really fun, had lots of knowledge and went out of her way… [Read more] “Excellent feedback from the Matwork Level 2 course with Lynley Eason:”

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Fab reviews of our Matwork Level 2 course:

High practical content, great venue, really comprehensive. Sarah was insipring, motivational and had great depth of knowledge. Lots of practical with plenty of time to practice and prepare teaching classes. Sequencing exercises was really useful. Information about setting up class. The instructor made me feel relaxed about teaching the class. Practical element. Enjoyed the opportunity… [Read more] “Fab reviews of our Matwork Level 2 course:”

Anon

Look what our participants had to say about the Ante & Post Natal Course, Falkirk, September 2016

What  things did you enjoy the most about this course? Reviewing Pilates exercises and thinking about them with a difference though process. Discussing and practising variations of exercises. Case studies / Class planning. Examples of classes. Megan was an excellent teacher. Mixed balanced format of teaching, inspirational, lots of variety. The teacher and evidence based… [Read more] “Look what our participants had to say about the Ante & Post Natal Course, Falkirk, September 2016”

Fantastic Feedback on our recent Ante & Post Natal Pilates Course

(Held 1 – 2 April 2017, Kensal Rise, Emily Elgar Presenting, 21 Participants) Read these great responses from our participants when asked “What did you particularly like about the course?” Good mix of theory and practical. In depth – good application of physiological changes to exercises and reasoning for exercise modifications and different ante post-natal… [Read more] “Fantastic Feedback on our recent Ante & Post Natal Pilates Course”

Anon

Great review from our Ante & Post Natal course!

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for creating such a wonderful informative well taught course. I would highly recommend this course to my women's health colleagues”

Anon

Feedback from Pilates for Kids & Teens course (2016 July)

Loved all of it. Application of clinical APPI Pilates to paediatrics. Practical sessions were great. Kay was excellent. Very adaptable across ages and ability. Kay was very inspiring with ideas and adaptations. The themes, e.g. Olympics/ Toyshop will be really useful to help devise sessions at work. Practical element and ideas for kids classes was… [Read more] “Feedback from Pilates for Kids & Teens course (2016 July)”

Anon

Great feedback from one of our courses in Nottinghamshire

Great practical elements and variations. Megan's enthusiasm and knowledge was great.

APPI Retford Course Participant

Read what a Matwork 2 Participant thought of the session:

“Very interactive and relevant to real life situations and very helpful for building confidence for taking a class”

Anon

Scoliosis CDP course participants feedback

Very well explained and reinforced. Super teacher, Fantastic. Liked all of it! Very clear – helped to demystify curves and rotations. I feel it served me well to continue to manage my scolosis. I partincularly liked the new exercises/ ideas Very well taught [course], good content and overall very satisfied lots to take in! Very… [Read more] “Scoliosis CDP course participants feedback”

Anon

Amazing feedback from our recent Matwork 2 course (4th and 5th March 2017): 

Excellent teaching. Precise. Individual and on time. The course teacher was excellent – only wish I had her brain. Very inspiring – thank you very much Clinical integration, practical aspect Lovely, friendly, very knowledgeable teacher (Kristina) Made us work hard, excellent feedback to group and individuals Fantastic instructor, engaging and interesting throughout. Continued feedback and… [Read more] “Amazing feedback from our recent Matwork 2 course (4th and 5th March 2017): “

Take a look to see what our Pilates Refresher Day participants thought of their session

Lots of chance to ask questions & practice exercises. Nice to have informal opportunity to revise exercises. Good revision and opportunity to identify bad habits. Excellent presenter. Recapped areas I had forgotten, reinstalled. New clinical findings. Going through matwork exercises and also the general practical examples & modifications given by Sarah. Sarah was a great… [Read more] “Take a look to see what our Pilates Refresher Day participants thought of their session”

Anon

Some useful feedback about our Stretch & Mobility course:

Great lecturer, energetic and well paced with good tone of voice. Expert teacher – right balance of information and practice – very good technique/ knowledge and modifications. New stretch postions to utilise in class and for personal use. All very relevant to practice. Excellent presenter and very relaxed and fun! An excellent pace. Clearly presented.… [Read more] “Some useful feedback about our Stretch & Mobility course:”

Anon

100% positive feedback score received on our recent Matwork Level 1 Pilates Course presented by Gemma Ellis!

Here's what our attendees enjoyed the most: Clinical reasoning – small progression steps Relating exercises to slings & the classes Education on sling systems Very thorough. Great teacher The ability to practice all the exercises Gemma was always happy to adapt if asked a question to ensure it was relevant Linking exercises to anatomy, importance… [Read more] “100% positive feedback score received on our recent Matwork Level 1 Pilates Course presented by Gemma Ellis!”

Anon

More 100% positive feedback from recent Matwork 2! Give our fantastic feedback a look!

We held a Matwork Level 2 Course and in Falkirk on September 17th 2018 and asked our fab participants, “What did you particularly like about the course?” Here are the responses: Sarah Chambers was fabulous, very motivated & relaxed teacher. Loved the group size, it was small & venue was amazing. Tracy was also amazing… [Read more] “More 100% positive feedback from recent Matwork 2! Give our fantastic feedback a look!”

Anon

Great feedback for presenter Linda Hartley on Matwork Level 2 course Manchester – she received 100% Positive feedback! Participants particularly enjoyed the following:

Practical element to reinforce learning. Chatty and anecdotal “keeping it real” as well as very informative. Nice group. Linda was very knowledgeable and made the course innovative and interesting. I would choose one of Linda’s courses in the future! Enthusiasm, personal experience examples. Stretches and more progressions within an exercise- was very helpful. Thank you… [Read more] “Great feedback for presenter Linda Hartley on Matwork Level 2 course Manchester – she received 100% Positive feedback! Participants particularly enjoyed the following:”

Anon

Read about how much our participant enjoyed our weekend course!

Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for the course at the weekend. It was really brilliant and even though the sun was shining brightly outside I was really happy to be inside learning. Both you and Laura (please pass on to her) were very inspiring and great teachers. Thank you very… [Read more] “Read about how much our participant enjoyed our weekend course!”

APPI Course participant

Our All the Small Balls course was a success, read below to find out what attendees thought!

Small class, nice to try different equipment. Chance to try out different exercises. Great ideas, great venue. Great ideas for using equipment. Being able to find out all the different balls in a range of positions. Practical ideas with lots of modifications. Lovely location, Sarah was brilliant as always. Very practical and applicable to all… [Read more] “Our All the Small Balls course was a success, read below to find out what attendees thought!”

Amazing Feedback from Matwork Level 2 in London, April 2018!

Great feedback about participants favourite parts of the course; • I enjoyed meeting other people on the course and comparing notes. • Range of exercises • Well presented • Having lots of practice time and the opportunity to practise teaching • Mix of content relevant to teaching courses i.e. Warm up, class structure examples, advice… [Read more] “Amazing Feedback from Matwork Level 2 in London, April 2018!”

Anon

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