Laura Schembri is the official provider of APPI Pilates courses in Malta and has been successfully running APPI courses on the island for many years. Training takes place at the Hilltop Gardens, in Naxxar, Malta.
APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation
APPI offer a full range of courses in Malta, for more information or to book any of our courses contact our representative in Malta, Laura Schembri. Details for some of the courses available to take in Malta are as follows:
Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 1 – 19th to 20th April 2018
Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 2 – 24th to 25th May 2018
Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 3
Ante & Post Natal Pilates
3D Standing Pilates
Pilates & Osteoporosis
Pilates & Scoliosis
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.
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 you can receive a discounted rate by booking all three levels together.
For more information on these courses, including course dates and locations please contact our International Representative Laura Schembri.
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.
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.
Matwork Level 3
‘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)
For more information on APPI's specialist courses within Malta, including course dates and locations, please contact our International Representative Laura Schembri.
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.
Pilates & Osteoporosis
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.
3D Standing Pilates
3D Standing Pilates is an evolutionary method which advances the essential Pilates principles into more functional upright positions. This two day course introduces a theoretical 3D Standing Pilates model and teaches a series of 3D Standing Pilates movements to address balance, ROM, myofascial control and neural dynamics in standing.
For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.
Hosting Courses At Your Studio
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
If you can't find an answer to your doubts here, please feel free to also contact our International Department at email@example.com or via telephone on + (44) 345 370 2774, we will be more than happy to assist you!
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