Clinical Matwork Certification Level 3

Original price was: $439.00.Current price is: $396.00.

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Course Overview

The third and final level in the matwork Pilates training series which focuses on the intermediate and advanced movements in the APPI repertoire. 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.

Beyond just rehabilitation, the APPI Pilates program is a career changing process. This final course in the series allows you to be competent in working not just with injured clients, but to begin the transition to fitness classes, preventative programs, and a new career avenue as a fully trained Pilates Instructor (on completion of the Matwork exam).

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Use static APPI Pilates exercises at an intermediate level
  • Use dynamic APPI Pilates exercises at an intermediate level
  • Use rotary stability APPI Pilates exercises at an intermediate level
  • Use controlled strength APPI Pilates exercises at an intermediate level
  • Use strength and conditioning APPI Pilates exercises at an advanced level
  • Describe motor learning
  • Describe how motor learning effects teaching skills
  • Recognize how to better communicate with clients
  • Identify how to maximize rapport with clients
  • Use motor learning to help you choose the best methods for cueing exercises
  • Use observation as part of your Pilates teaching to optimize your treatment outcomes
  • Use communication as part of your Pilates teaching to optimize treatment outcomes
  • Design clinically reasoned fitness based Pilates programs for clients.


Attaining certification as an APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation Matwork Instructor requires completion of all three matwork courses, pre-course requirements, hours of observation, self practice, practice teaching and the certification exam (to be completed after matwork level three).
Before attendance of this course we would recommend that you:
  • Read the recommended reading articles
  • Attend 5 hours of Pilates classes or Pilates one to one sessions
  • Watch two deep neck flexor workshop videos by clicking here & here

In order to receive a certificate for this course, learner is required to:

  • Submit Feedback under personal password protected account page
  • Submit self-reflection form under personal password protected account page
  • Achieve at 70% or higher score on a 10 question post course assessment*

*:Learner is allowed multiple attempts if necessary in order to achieve a passing score

Pre-course lecture (total viewing time = 32 minutes)

Lecture: Motor Relearning and Pilates Teaching

Day 1 

8:00am – 4:00pm

  • Registration
  • Pilates class
  • Exercise revision: MW1 and MW2
  • Morning tea
  • Intermediate APPI Pilates exercises
  • Lunch
  • Intermediate APPI Pilates Exercises: Continued
  • Workshop 1: Massage Balls
  • Afternoon tea
  • Intermediate APPI Pilates Exercises: Continued
  • Workshop 2: The Art of Cueing

Day 2

8:00am – 4:15pm

  • Pilates class
  • Morning tea
  • Intermediate APPI Pilates exercises
  • Group Teaching – side lying sequence
  • Workshop 3: The Sequencing Challenge
  • Lunch
  • Intermediate and advanced APPI Pilates exercises
  • Afternoon tea
  • Classical Pilates Exercises
  • The 10 minute Ab workout
  • Program planning
  • Certification review, post course quiz and discussion
  • Finish

Registration opens at 7:45am on day 1.

Coffee/hot tea provided in a.m. 45 minute break for lunch both days (lunch not included in fees).


You must have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 1 in order to attend this course.

This course is open to:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Third Year Physical Therapy Students

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

  • 13.5 CCU’s Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved provider # 2211050TX)

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

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.

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants: 13.5 Contact Hours.  AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 13.5 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, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

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 please email

Riverside, CA Anahata Yoga and Bel Wellness Studio 6778 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92506 Phone: (951) 515-3977

Denver, CO Move Studios 40 S Broadway #201, Denver, CO 80209

Minneapolis, MN Hennepin Health Care 715 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404. 

Boston, MA Boston Sports Medicine 1 Braintree Street Allston, MA 02134

Torrance, CA HealthCare Partners, A DaVita Medical Group 23430 Hawthorne Blvd. #105 Torrance, CA 90505

Albany Physical Therapy, PC 948 San Pablo Ave. Albany, CA 94706

“More virtual live classes from Kirsten Roberts! Her classes are the best. They are so fun, challenging, and give me so many ideas to further my own teaching skills.  I feel more confident to teach a group class with effective communication skills using verbal cues and imagery. I look forward to applying these skills in a 1-1 setting with physiotherapy patients in a rehab setting as well as for Clients through preventative exercise and fitness training.”

–Clare A., Livestream Sept. 2020

“It is very relevant as most of PT patients will need to improve core stabilization, glut and abdominal strength and the exercises are nicely graded to provide a path for growth but not to discourage anyone from doing them due to difficulty level. I love the safety component built into it as the exercises are graded.”

–Agnieszka B., Livestream Sept. 2020

“I chose this course as I was looking for more education in the Pilates field and also another point of view. Since I have already taken the Level 1 and 2 with Kirsten, I would have to say she is the other reason I am choosing APPI. Kirsten Roberts did a great job of explaining the benefits of APPI. Her demeanor is very approachable. I noticed in the class, we were all comfortable asking questions and she was eager to answer them. She also explained why other methods are not for everyone without insult. You can tell Kirsten is a well-educated woman and because of that, she exudes confidence, not entitlement. I have trained through two other methods and this one is by far the best. Both had teachers that were not approachable and made you feel a little below them. Kirsten seems happy to bring you up to her level. I am so glad to add APPI to my resume.”

Lisa S., Livestream Sept. 2020

‘I had very minimal baseline competency in Pilates before beginning the Matwork lectures. Leaving today and completing matwork 3, I feel confident in 1:1 instruction and of all exercises and feel comfortable in applying to my current practice.’ Dallas, TX Aug 2018

‘Engaging knowledge of slings and how they play into exercises, progressing levels of exercises, and creating a good flow between movements.’ Dallas, TX Aug 2018

‘I learned a lot about building a program for patients and clients and thinking about the transitions and flow of ex’s. Good explanation of the movements, what to look for with the different exercises. San Jose, CA Dec 2017

‘I gained a lot of knowledge from this course. In the 2 days of being back at work I have already used multiple exercises and strategies for patient care.’ Minnesota, MN Oct 2017

‘Brought prior knowledge together for more comprehensive program planning.’ Boston, MA Jun 2017

‘I learned how to optimally execute and cue exercises to allow best outcomes with my patients’ Boston, MA Jun 2017

‘The Pilates progressions will be great additional tools in my tool box not only as therapeutic exercises but also great screening tools as you see what level someone is at or where the impairment is in a functional movement.’ Boston, MA Jun 2017

‘Excellent course with review of level 1 and 2 exercises while adding much more challenging exercises. Also learned from presenters experience as well as from other participants. Learned more about sequencing, progressions’ Boston, MA Jun 2017

‘Hugely helpful!!! Have changed how I approach therapeutic exercise with all my patients.’ Boston, MA Jun 2017

‘As usual, I learned a ton from this course! Absolutely love it!!’ Torrance, CA Jun 2017

‘This course refined my understanding and technique to accurately protray/present the positive affect of pilates. The presenter challenged each one of us to truly think about our patients/clients and how to design/modify pilates session. love this course!’ Torrance, CA Jun 2017

‘Again, like Mat 1 and 2, this class covered such a range of information for treating the most involved patient to a high level athlete. After completing the 3 courses I am prepared to treat anyone with a desire to improve their motor function.’ Fort Worth, TX Jun 2017

‘I received a wealth of knowledge I feel I can implement into my clinical practice immediately.’ Fort Worth, TX Jun 2017


Early Bird
EB booking discounts end 4 weeks prior to the course taking place.

Book for 3 people or more on the same course and receive a 15% discount. Email for all group bookings.

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Financial – All APPI presenters who teach this course receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with any of APPI’s presenters for this course.