Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 1 ONLINE Course
Thank you for joining our world renowned APPI Pilates Training Program!
Your journey starts with our Matwork Level One course where we will introduce you to all the foundations and principals of the APPI Method.
One of the world’s most popular Pilates training programs! APPI Pilates teaches you a fully integrated Matwork Pilates program that can be used in any clinical setting, without the need for specialised equipment. This highly popular Matwork training series, delivered throughout the world, is dedicated to detailed and accurate Pilates teaching. 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.
The APPI have analysed 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 a particular exercise for your client.
What will be covered in this course?
APPI’s Matwork Level 1 course is the first step in the Matwork certification series and gives you the skills to begin delivering 1:1, clinically reasoned, Pilates based treatment plans for your clients. During this course you will be given the essential, fundamental knowledge to begin offering Pilates to clients recovering from back pain and other injuries. Drawing upon relevant clinical research, this course provides an evidence-based approach to teaching Pilates in the clinical setting.
During the course you will:
Develop a solid foundation for Pilates teaching using the five key Pilates elements of the APPI Pilates approach.
Learn a variety of beginner level movements addressing lumbo-pelvic stability, postural education, correct movement patterning and body awareness.
Review recent research on spinal stabilisation and pelvic stability and apply this to the APPI beginner series of Pilates movements.
Be taught sixteen movements for training lumbo-pelvic, scapulo-thoracic and cervical stabilisation through a mixture of observation, self-participation and practice teaching.
Discuss the clinical application of the Pilates movements at the time of their teaching to greater understand how these can be applied to patients and clients after the course.
Review case studies and design and discuss your own treatment plans.
Matwork 1 Schedule
What do you need to watch before attending the course?
Be sure to watch the following online lectures so that you are ready for the course.
- Pre-Course Lecture 1—Who we are and an introduction to APPI
- Pre-Course Lecture 2— What is the APPI Method
- Pre-Course Lecture 3—Moving Beyond the Core: The Muscle Sling Theory & Pilates
Deep neck flexor video – View the video of Deep Neck Flexor workshop part 1 and part 2.
Welcome and Introduction to APPI Pilates Education
Practical session: APPI Pilates Matwork class – Beginner / Introduction level
Lecture: Understanding APPI Pilates
Practical workshop 1: The APPI 5 Key Elements
APPI Pilates exercises: Limb dissociation
APPI Pilates Exercises: Abdominal connection exercises
Practical session: APPI Pilates Matwork class—Intermediate
Continuation of APPI Pilates exercises
Continuation of APPI Pilates Matwork exercises: The Rotational Stability Series
Continuation of APPI Exercises: The Mobility Movements
Workshop: Case Studies
Discussion and close
It is recommended that you have attended 5 hours of Pilates classes prior to attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 1 course but this is not essential. 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:
- 14 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our courses are heavily practical based, and we ask that if possible that you have a Pilates Mat and Pilates Head Cushion or a towel that that you can roll up for both days, this is not essential for you to complete the course and gain your certificate of attendance.
Please ensure that you have a space that is clear of items so you can follow along with the practical elements of the course.
If you do have any other Pilates equipment please make this available for your course e.g. Pilates soft ball, Pilates band, Pilates magic circle.
The presenter will be demonstrating the modifications of the exercises and it is useful if you are able to experience all parts of the practical content, the full list of equipment that will be used in the course is below:
1 x 3” Head Pad
1 x 1” Head Pad
1 x Swiss Ball
1 x Pair of Massage Balls
1 x Heavy Strength Resistance Band (Leg Band)
1 x Light Strength Resistance Band (Arm Band)
1 x Soft Pilates balls
** it is not essential for you to have this equipment to partake and complete the course.
If you do wish to purchase any Pilates equipment for the course, we have set up a dedicated page for you to order the equipment including a special 25% discount code you can use at check out.
25% discount code: MW1Online
*Disclaimer: In order to access the 25% discount, a minimum product purchase of $30 must be present in your cart.
Matwork Level One Course Product Page:
**please note that this coupon code is only valid for this special dedicated web page and one item per customer.
Matwork Level One Course Product Coupon Code: MW1Online
‘One of more informative courses I’ve taken in my 22years of practice as it relates to relative and practical strategies that can be brought back to the clinic .’ MW1 – Palo Alto, CA Apr 2017
‘I cannot quantitate the amount I learned but I can predict that every future patient I have will benefit from the knowledge I gained in the past 2 days.’ MW1 – Fort Worth, Mar 2017
‘I learned so much in this course. It made me rethink how I have been approaching my treatment of patient, particularly those with low back pain.’ MW1 – Fort Worth, Mar 2017
‘I enjoyed the continuous focus on clinical reasoning, ways to change exercises for certain compensation patterns, and research base behind the development of the exercises for a patient level.’ MW1 – Minneapolis, Mar 2017
Neither the APPI nor any of its International Representatives, course organizer or hosts, accept any responsibility for any bodily harm that may arise during or after attendance on APPI courses.
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Please Note: All APPI USA courses are purchased through APPI USA’s license holder Global Healthcare Education.
Fees: Fees for courses will include tutorials, manuals, morning and afternoon tea and a certificate of attendance. APPI USA takes no responsibility for any additional costs incurred outside of the fees charged.
Matwork and CPD Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a $60.00 admin fee per cancellation or transfer. Participants are allowed to transfer twice, after which no refunds will be given. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.
Equipment and Reformer Series Cancellations and Transfers: Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 14 days prior to the start date. There is a admin fee of 20% of the original payment per cancellation or transfer. Once you are within 14 days of the course start date, no cancellations, transfers or refunds will be permitted.
Insufficient funds: A $30 fee will be charged for invalid cheques or declined credit card transactions due to insufficient funds.
3rd Party Payments: If a third party is responsible for payment, the attendee space on the chosen programme will not be confirmed until full payment has been received by APPI USA. Only once full payment is received will the confirmation letter be sent out to the delegate and their space reserved.
Pregnancy Guidelines: In the first trimester, all courses should be suitable for an uncomplicated pregnancy. This is providing that you exercise pre-pregnancy and have discussed this with you GP / Midwife. However, with the exception of our Ante & Post Natal course, we would generally recommend against participating in courses after the 1st trimester, as you will not be able to experience all the movements yourself during this time.
Please view our full pregnancy guidelines by clicking here or by visiting our resource centre.
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Cancellation by APPI: In the case of minimum course participant numbers not being achieved, APPI reserves the right to cancel courses/training programs at any given time. In this event full refunds will be given.