Pilates & Hypermobility – Online


Course Content

APPI’s Pilates & Hypermobility Online course provides an in-depth look into the application of Pilates based exercises for the hypermobile client. This course will present a scripted class plan for the hypermobile population and an in-depth review of the myriad of hypermobility issues from hypermobility to Hypermobility Syndrome to Ehlers Danlos and Marfans disease. The course will then proceed to a series of specific exercises looking at how to work clients with hypermobility disorders into the neutral and then the hypermobile range. All aspects of the course are backed up with relevant research and clinical application of the course founder.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Deliver a Pilates class for the hypermobile population
  • Identify the differences between flexibility, hypermobility and hypermobility disorders
  • Accurately assess for a hypermobility disorder
  • Given a case scenario of a hypermobile client, the learner will be able to design an appropriate exercise program for the client.

Total viewing time = 5 hours 44 minutes

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

01:11:18 Welcome and Pilates for Hypermobility Class

01:29:23 Lecture – Understanding Hypermobillity and the Role of Pilates

01:22:25 Practical Session: Warm up Series and Upper Limb Strengthening Series

01:40:58 Practical Session: Standing Series and Cool Down Series

Total viewing time = 5 hours 44 minutes

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

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.

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

1 x Arm Strength Resistance Band (lighter strength)

1 x Soft Pilates Ball

1 x Towel

1 x Mat

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

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

  • 4 CCU’s by FSBPT Procert *(see States below)
  • 5.75 CCU’s by 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: 6.0 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

Pilates Instructors:  This course is approved for 6 CEC’s through the NPCP (National Pilates Certification Program), formerly the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance).  Course #9777. Approved through 8/26/2020 

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 5.75 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.

*ProCert is a program of the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). ProCert evaluates physical therapy continuing competence activities (courses and conferences) using the research-based FSBPT Standards for Continuing Competence Activities

Continuing competence activities certified by ProCert are currently accepted by the following jurisdictions:

Alaska            Arizona        Arkansas  California Colorado Delaware  District of Columbia 
Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska North Carolina 
North Dakota Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Utah Vermont Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming  

Additional states are updating rules/regulations or policies to reflect the acceptance or recognition of ProCert

“From working in the field of chronic pain, mainly with the hypermobile population, it was refreshing to take a course with a high level of research, applicable knowledge, and personal experience. It provided a different point of view to help this population achieve their goals. My favorite part about the course, is the way Glenn spoke about the population. They are people and children who are not defined by their illness. Our job is to strengthen their bodies so they can do the activities they want in life, not to restrict them.” – Certified Pilates Teacher | 2019

“I really enjoyed the presenter and the information. It was EXTREMELY relevant to me as a pediatric Physical Therapist. Upwards of 70% of my patients are hypermobile due to generalized hypotonia.  This course would be very beneficial for
pediatric PT’s who treat children, because upwards of 50-70% of the patients we treat are hypotonic with corresponding hypermobility.  Excellent course! Thank you!” – Physical Therapist | 2019

“It will be extremely relevant. I hope to talk w/ the other PT’s about all I learned regarding working w/ our older patients, ages 5 and up especially.  I can immediately put the exercises and info into practice this week.” – Physical Therapist | 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.