Pilates & Scoliosis – Online


This dynamic online seminar is a mix of theory and practical sessions on the use of Pilates in the management of Scoliosis.

Course Content

During this course you will review the history of Scoliosis, its incidence and development and how it is now one of the most prevalent issues facing Physiotherapists and Pilates teachers alike. The difference between congenital and idiopathic scoliosis will be discussed, along with the mix between C-curve and S-curve deformities of the spine and their differing challenges. Following this, you will be guided through the APPI’s step by step program of how to deliver a successful in clinic scoliosis session, as well as a specific home exercise program. At the conclusion of the course you should be well educated on the development and diagnosis of Scoliosis, and have a ready made program to go away with and start making a difference to the lives of many of your clients.

Learning Outcomes

Following attendance at this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the theory and research behind the development of scoliosis
  • Distinguish the 3 main curves of the scoliotic spine and how to detect them
  • Create a step by step program for the rehabilitation of a scoliosis using Pilates exercises
  • Apply the principles of APPI’s unique 4 phase scoliosis management program


Viewing Time

Total viewing time = 4 hours 48 minutes

This online course is presented by APPI Co-Founder Glenn Withers.

0:00 – 1:50:25: Lecture: Pilates and Scoliosis—Development, understanding the curves,

the clinic session, the home exercise program.

1:50:32 – 2:29:57: Movement session – Exercises for Elongation

2:29:58 – 2:46:14: Movement session – Exercises for Breathing

2:46:15 – 301: 21: Movement session – The Standing Stretch combinations and S– curve                                                                                                        practice

3:01:22 – 3:22:47: Movement Session- The Strengthening exercises (part 1)

3:22:48 – 3:51:08: Movement session – The Strengthening Exercises (part 2)

3:51:09 – 4:48:00: Movement Session – The Strengthening Exercises (part 3)

Total Viewing Time: 4 hours 48 minutes

In order to complete this course it is recommended 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.

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

After viewing this online course you will be required to pass a 30 question multiple choice test. The pass mark for this test is 80%.

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

  • 4.8 CCU’s by the 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: 5.0 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 4.75 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, 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 info@appiamerica.com


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

  • 1 x Pilates Mat
  • 1 x 1 inch head cushion & 1 x 3 inch head cushion (a towel can be used as an alternative)
  • Swiss Ball
  • 1 x leg strength resistance band
  • 1 x arm strength resistance band

“The information in this course relates very well to my practice and has expanded my knowledge of scoliosis and increased my repertoire of exercises to use with the patient population.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“I liked how the video started with a review of the mechanics of scoliosis and made it easier to understand” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“I like the explanation of the exercises and explanation about how to structure a session with a client with scoliosis.” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“I will definitely structure my sessions differently and be provide more patient education in the future.” – – Physical Therapist | 2019

“Practicing along, seeing other people practicing in video. Helps to get an idea how other people are doing the same thing, especially during an
online course.” – Pilates Instructor | 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.