3D Standing Pilates – Online


Categories: , ,

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.

Course Content This 3D standing Pilates course is an essential tool in the rehabilitation professionals practice kit and provides a unique standing exercise program that looks into the fascial lines and their link to optimal movement. Standing based exercise is essential for bone health, balance, strength and functional movement patterning. This course combines Pilates, yoga, anatomy trains and gyrotonics to create a series of movements lead to a challenging, yet achievable standing exercise program for people of all ages.


Total viewing time = 10 hours 48 minutes

This online course is presented by APPI Master Trainer Sarah Chambers.

Financial Disclosures:  None

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of standing postural assessment and its relevance to movement function
  • Distinguish the key aspects to the fascial chains of the body and how they link to upright standing and functional movement patterns
  • Apply a series of exercises in standing, on and off balance pads,
  • Create a complete standing based exercise program to enhance balance, strength, posture and control.

Day One

1:04:05 Beginner level 3D standing Pilates class

43:10 The 3D Standing Pilates Model

29:01 Practical session: Static and dynamic stability movements (Part 1)

28:22 Practical session: Static and dynamic stability movements (Part 2)

34:18 Practical session: Static and dynamic stability movements (Part 3)

34:48 Practical session: Static and dynamic stability movements (Part 4)

23:13 Exercise and Osteoporosis

1:04:25 Assessment: Standing posture, Pilates stance and 3D Standing Pilates movement screen Day Two

57:36 Level 3D standing Pilates class

1:08:13 Lecture: Theory of Myofascial Trains

49:09 Practical session: Dynamic stability movements

45:30 Rotary stability movements

51:42 Practical session: Mobility and flexibility movements (Part 1)

19:07 Practical session: Mobility and flexibility movements (Part 2)

18:38 Discussion workshop: Clinical reasoning

Total Viewing Time: 10 hours 48 minutes 

Speaker Bio

Sarah Chambers graduated in Human Biology from Oxford Brookes University, England and then went on to complete her training as a physiotherapist in 1992 from Birmingham University, England.  She worked briefly in the NHS before moving to a leading private hospital in North London, the Hospital Of St John and St Elizabeth for 18 years, where she developed a keen interest in movement dysfunction, lumbopelvic stability and muscle imbalances, initially developing a Back Care Exercise program with the National Back Pain Association, following her study with the Kinetic Control group.

Sarah was introduced to the APPI method of Pilates in 2005, subsequently completing all her APPI Matwork Pilates training (2005 – 2008). The APPI method of clinical Pilates focuses on using specific based Pilates exercises to rehabilitate patients back to optimal health and body balance. With her physiotherapy background, Sarah has extensive experience in biomechanical analysis and postural screening to reveal the cause of injury or imbalance.  She is passionate that with this knowledge and education, the rehabilitation benefits of Pilates can provide clients, from a variety of backgrounds, improved postural awareness, and help them to develop a deeper understanding of their own bodies. With the versatility of Pilates complete beginners to elite athletes can incorporate it into their program with the ability to transfer the skills they have learnt, into their daily activities achieving their goals with great results!

Sarah is also an APPI International Master trainer, sharing her infectious enthusiasm for Pilates with a wide range of audiences all over Europe, South Africa and Continental US. Her extensive clinical and teaching expertise has earned her the opportunity to work with World Leaders in Pilates Education, presenting workshops at the APPI International Conference. She has also produced 2 DVDS on Standing Pilates with a beginner class aimed at those who struggle with working on the mat. The Intermediate class is aimed at those who wish to improve balance, flexibility and strength in a functional position which will then equip them to return to their sport.

This course is 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
  • Third Year Physical Therapy Students

We recommend that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider prior to completing this online course.

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is approved by the following: 

    *Please give us a 30 day notice to get CA approval through CPTA

    Many other states may accept credits awarded by the above state boards. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

    Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 10.75 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

    Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course and require NSCA CEUs you are able to self-submit for credit.

    Exercise Physiologists ‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’ If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information, then please email info@appiamerica.com.

    We recommend that you have the following equipment in order to get the most out of this online course:

    • 2 x Oval Balance Pads
    • 1 x Pair Message Balls
    • 1 x Resistance Band
    “So much of the information from the course can be used to focus on posture and strengthening, as well as balance. As we live our lives much more in the standing position vs lying down, it can translate to increased everyday  function.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

    “This was a great course/instructor, liked the variations added as going through the course and her explanation was great and kept on topic.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

    Student Discounts
    If you are a student, please email info@appiamerica.com for information on special discounted rates.

    ADA Needs
    We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email info@appiamerica.com.

    Financial – All APPI presenters receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
    Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with the APPI Presenter for this course.