Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 2 ONLINE Course



The course content has been designed, filmed and is delivered to you by our Co-Founder Glenn Withers, each part of your course has been broken down into manageable chunks for you to watch, stop, start and refresh over the 7 days that you have access for. 

You have purchased a specific 7 day access to the course content and you will be notified and provided with the passwords for your course when this is live on your account to start studying. 

In the meantime while you wait for your course content to go live get practicing, you will see below your pre-course information which we ask you to read and review in preparation for your course start date.

Course Outline

APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level Two course is the second step of the APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Series. This course is designed to give you the skills to begin offering your own group Pilates mat classes.

Pilates classes are one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare today as more and more people are looking to group exercise as a way to manage their injuries and wellness in general. Classes enable clients to further develop their own body awareness and independence from one-to-one treatments. Pilates classes are excellent for clients once they become familiar with the Pilates principles and are a great way to retain clients once they have finished a one-on-one program.

What will be covered in this course?

During the course you will learn the vital aspects of assessment, screening, class planning, warm-ups and cool downs. This course begins to incorporate a large amount of standing Pilates exercises to further enhance the clients ability to progress the Matwork exercises from the Level 1 program. This leads to greater bone building capacity of the client and ads a large functional component to your classes.

On day 2 we progress onto class designs, population specific class programs, use of small equipment in Pilates classes and a specific workshop on stretching in Pilates classes. You will also learn and refine your cueing skills that are essential in running a seamless class and learn how to achieve flow in your Pilates mat classes. 

Learning outcomes:

During the course you will:

  • Partake in two masterclasses by your APPI Presenter
  • Review your MW Level One movements for clarity and precision
  • Learn at least 21 different warm up and cool down movements
  • Focus on standing exercises and explore their benefits for clients bone health
  • Learn how to set up a class program from start to finish
  • Learn how to apply stretching in a Pilates Class
  • Learn sequencing of movements to engage more flow in your Pilates classes
  • Learn population specific classes 

Matwork 2 Schedule     


Day 1

Pilates Class

Lecture: APPI code of conduct,  Pilates class planning, Outcome measures

Lecture: Pilates Class set up and structure, Teaching Script, Insurance

Warm-ups & cool downs, scapulo-thoracic series

Warm-ups & cool downs cont. upper and lower body series

Warm-ups & cool downs cont. mobility series and rolling series

Review Matwork Level 1 exercises


Day 2

Pilates Class

Lecture: Trademark, Other Pilates Institutes, Marketing

Introduction to Small Equipment Workshop

Class planning workshop

Discussion of 6 week programme

Pilates Class Structure

Group Pilates Practice session

Workshop: Stretching in Pilates Classes

Workshop: Pilates Class Sequencing

Pilates Class Teaching

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 info@appiamerica.com

Pilates Equipment

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 Foam Roller

1 x Heavy Strength Resistance Band (Leg Band)

1 x Light Strength Resistance Band (Arm Band)

** 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% dicsount code:  MW2Online

*Disclaimer:  In order to access the 25% discount, a minimum product purchase of $30 must be present in your cart.

Matwork Level Two 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 Two Course Product Coupon Code: MW2Online

It may completely change my career path which is very exciting to think I could do something independently. this course is giving us more than just new exercises and education we’re getting confidence and new perspective–Kristin J, Aug. 2020 

It really did challenge me to think about how to use the knowledge we’re given about exercises and apply them in purposeful ways to meet the needs of specific populations or to address a particular part of the body. –Sarah B, Aug. 2020 

The information from this course was relevant to my practice as an outpatient physical therapist. I will be able to utilize exercises, modifications, and cueing with many of my current and future patients. In addition, I plan to teach Pilates classes, specifically for dancers and gymnasts, once my certification is completed.”

Danielle E, June 2020 

There are several areas that this course has affected the way in which I teach. Instructions and verbiage while teaching – making instructions more easily understood to the average client with no medical background. As well, I will be changing the way in which I prepare for teaching a class – the planning will be much different. Meridith Norwood, June 2020

I learned a new aspect of teaching from an entirely different perspective and it challenged me to think more about the flow and continuity of the exercises and how impactful that can be on a class and in learning a new series or new techniques. Matwork 2 exposed me to the class instructor side of Pilates, which took me out of my comfort zone and helped me to apply Pilates in a difference scenario than 1:1 patient treatment sessions.’ — Dallas,  Jun 2018


Medical Disclaimer

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.

APPI Training Courses

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.