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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
Equipment Certification Series
Ante & Post Natal Pilates
Pilates for Horse Riders
Pilates & Neurology
& loads more

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)

Equipment Certification Series

The APPI Equipment Certification Series is the perfect way to begin your Pilates large equipment training.

On each course repertoire will be covered on the reformer, cadilac, split pedal chair and arc barrel. Participants will learn over 120 movements for training lumbo-pelvic stability, scauplo-thoracic stability, spinal articulation & stretching as well as higher level full body movements. Workshops on posture, postural assessment, Pilates assessment and program planning are designed to provide participants with skills in all aspects of teaching Pilates.  Discussions of the clinical application of Pilates movements will occur throughout teaching and during presenter-led workshops. 

APPI's Equipment Series is made up of four individual courses:
Equipment Level 1 
Equipment Level 2

Equipment Level 3
Equipment Level 4

For more information and to book this course in New Zealand click here.

Specialist Courses

APPI New Zealand offer a large variety of APPI's specialist courses. For the full list of courses available click here. Below is some information on some of our most popular topics. 

 

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 for Horse Riders

Whether you train, treat or have an interest in riding, this one day course will benefit you. The Pilates method is well-suited to develop and improve rider fitness and function. Exercise off the horse is time well spent to improve seat, balance, posture and movement in the saddle. Strength, balance and flexibility form the foundation of Pilates for Riders. Improvements in these areas allow for a fluid body motion with the horse – ultimately leading to a better rider and horse partnership. Recreational or competitive level, Pilates can help to improve riding skills and the communication between horse and rider.

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

Pilates & Neurology

Run by experienced Neuro Physiotherapists, this is an interactive one day course reviewing the application of APPI Pilates with the Neurological client.

During this course you will learn how to apply the Pilates principles covered in APPI Matwork Pilates Level One to the neurological client. Lectures review principles of neuroplasticity, motor learning and postural control to develop clinical reasoning in a theoretical and physiological context.

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

 

Hosting Courses At Your Studio

 
Cannot make it to any of our venues in your country? Not a problem, 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 in New Zealand click here to download our hosting brochure, or email our Representative directly to organise dates and location of your hosted course.

If you can't find an answer to your doubts here, please feel free to also contact our International Department at international@appihealthgroup.com or via telephone on + (44) 345 370 2774, we will be more than happy to assist you! 

 
 

 

Testimonial

‘‘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

 

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