Equipment Level 1 – Lumbo Pelvic Stabilization


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Full Equipment Series covers use of all large equipment including the Reformer, Cadillac, Arc Barrel and Chair.


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The Equipment Certification Series (Levels 1 – 4) offers you comprehensive Rehabilitation Pilates training on large Equipment. Run over 4 separate weekends the Equipment Certification Series covers training on the Cadillac, Split Pedal Chair, Arc Barrel and Reformer. Unique to the APPI, this in depth equipment training moves you through the body as opposed to just focusing on the machine. This allows you to truly understand the difference between the similar movements on each apparatus and why you would choose one over the other for optimal outcomes.

Level 1 focuses on lumbo-pelvic control and strengthening exercises on all apparatus.

Level 2 focuses on scapula-thoracic and upper body exercises on all apparatus.

Level 3 focuses on articulation and stretching on all apparatus

Level 4 focuses on advanced movements and program planning on all apparatus.


Level 1 Course Content

  • Full introduction to Pilates large equipment.
  • Learn 32 exercises for training lumbo-pelvic stabilization.
  • Review functional and surface anatomy of the spine, pelvis and hip.
  • Discuss the clinical application of the Pilates movements and exercise selection.
  • Review case studies and begin to design and discuss your own treatment plans.

Learning Objectives

  1. By the end of the course, the learner will be able to identify when using the large Pilates equipment would be more beneficial for a patient or client with LBP than the Mat
  2. By the end of the course, learner will be able to identify each of the parts of the Pilates equipment and what they are used for
  3. By the end of the course, learner will know how to practice safe teaching techniques on all the equipment
  4. By the end of the course, learner will demonstrate good working understanding and palpation ability of the surface anatomy of the spine, pelvis and hip
  5. By the end of the course, given a particular case scenario, the learner will be able to choose the most appropriate piece of equipment for lumbo-pelvic stabilization retraining
  6. By the end of the course, given an ante or post-natal client, the learner will be able to determine a minimum of 3 exercises that would be considered contraindications or precautions
  7. By the end of the course, the learner will be able to independently design a 5 Session Pilates program for a patient or client presenting with a lumbo-pelvic dysfunction.

Costa Mesa, CA  92627 California Therapy Solutions 485 E. 17th Street, Suite 650 Costa Mesa, CA  92627 Phone: (949) 722-7374 

Overland Park, KS Performance Rehab KC 8825 West 75th Street Overland Park, KS 66204

** Schedule will begin and end 1 hour earlier for course in Overland Park, KS

C o u r s e   S c h e d u l e

Day 1

7:45                  Registration.

8:00                  Welcome and Introduction. 

9:00                  Workshop 1: Review the 5 key elements. 

10:00                Morning tea

10:15                Workshop 2: Functional anatomy review and palpation of the spine, pelvis and hip regions.            

11:15                Workshop 3: Introduction to equipment. 

12:00                Lunch

12:45                Beginner Reformer, Cadillac and Split Pedal Chair.

2:00                  Beginner Reformer and Cadillac

3:00                  Afternoon tea

3:15                  Workshop 4: Visual imagery for the pelvis.

4:15                  Finish

Day 2

8:00                  Q & A period and review.

8:30                  Beginner reformer and cadillac.

10:00                Morning tea

10:15                 Beginner split pedal chair and barrels

12:00                Lunch

12:45                Beginner/Intermediate reformer and cadillac.

2:45                  Afternoon tea

3:00                  Workshop 5: Clinical application

3:45                  Certification

4.00                  Post course quiz and review

4:15                  Finish.

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants This course is approved for 14 CEC hours hours by the following:

  • Physical Therapy Board of California

Many other states may accept credit from the above states.  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: 14 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 14 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

“I learned so much about the different ways to use each piece of equipment and loved the integration of clinical thinking skills to bias for a variety of conditions.”                Physical Therapist—Minneapolis, MN 2018

I love pilates for myself and feel it is a valuable tool for my PT practice as well. I liked the overall instruction as well as education on all the pieces of equipment. I use the reformer in clinic but will certainly look into the other pieces of equipment now that I have more experience with them.           Physical Therapist – Costa Mesa, CA 2019

When using the pilates equipment I have a better understanding of where the focus should be and how I can alter the focus by increasing or shifting the demand to a different area via springs, bands, breathing, etc.  Physical Therapist – Costa Mesa, CA 2019

Chose this to learn more about pilates equipment and how to utilize in a physical therapy setting. The course familiarized me with the different equipment and ways to use in clinic.                   Physical Therapist – Costa Mesa, CA 2019

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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.