Bwizer is the largest training provider for Allied Health courses in Portugal. Based in Porto, but operating throughout Portugal, Bwizer currently offer APPI's full Matwork Certification Series, Large Equipment Courses and an extensive range of our CPD courses.
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 Scoliosis 3D Standing Pilates & 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.
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
Matwork Series in Portugal – BWIZER
Equipment Certification Series
Equipment Level 3 Equipment Level 4 For more information and to book this course in Portugal click here.
Reformer Certification Series
Our years of experience has taught us that many of you may only be able to start with the reformer machines rather than a full studio. Therefore, we have this specialised course to assist you in making this transition without having to pay for the full equipment training that you may not yet have access to. The reformer only series is comprised of six days of practical and theoretical teaching. Ninety five beginner and intermediate original and APPI evolved movements are taught along with countless modifications and variations. Special consideration to movement selection, muscle recruitment and patterning, alignment, modification feedback and progression is made throughout the tutorials. Theoretical workshops to develop and refine visual, tactile and audio cueing, one to one program planning, home exercise program planning and group teaching are included for student to develop their skills and confidence to become comprehensive and articulate teachers.
Reformer Level 1
APPI five key elements, beginner and inter reformer movements, application of the APPI Pilates screen, clinical application in one to one settings. For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.
Reformer Level 2
Application of the Pilates small equipment to movements, beginner and inter reformer movements, teaching skills and class planning for small groups. For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.
Reformer Level 3
Application of the Pilates small equipment movements, beginner and inter reformer movements, one to one case study discussion, class planning for specific populations. For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.
APPI Portugal 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.
Pilates & Scoliosis
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.