This 1 day course takes you through many of the issues you will be faced with when working with clients of all ages with hypermobility.

The course begins with a review of the theory around hypermobility, including the hypermobility pyramid used to grade the seriousness of the disease. A full review of the assessment of hypermobility will be undertaken and guidelines on the cautions, pre-cautions and contra-indications of working with hypermobility, joint hypermobility syndrome, marfans syndrome and Ehlers Danlos.

During the afternoon workshops will focus on the practical exercises used in the rehabilitation of the various types of hypermobility discussed in the morning session, including a template class plan that can be used as a hypermobility class.

Learning Outcomes
Following this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize how to accurately assess for a hypermobility disorder
  • Explain the differences between flexibility, hypermobility and hypermobility disorders
  • Use APPI’s upper limb strengthening Pilates exercises for clients with hypermobility
  • Use APPI’s abdominal strengthening Pilates exercises for clients with hypermobility
  • Use APPI’s trunk strengthening Pilates exercises for clients with hypermobility
  • Use APPI’s Lower limb strengthening Pilates exercises for clients with hypermobility
  • Use APPI’s standing Pilates exercises for clients with hypermobility
  • Create a Pilates class for the hypermobile population


In order to receive a certificate for this course, learner is required to:

  • Submit Feedback & self-reflection under personal password protected account page
  • Achieve at 70% or higher score on post course assessment*

*Learner is allowed multiple attempts if necessary in order to achieve a passing score

Day runs from 8:00am – 4:15pm

Practical session: Pilates matwork class for hypermobility
Lecture – Understanding hypermobility and the role of Pilates
Morning break
Practical session:
– Warm up series
– Upper limb strengthening series
Practical session:
– Abdominal strengthening series
– Trunk strengthening
– Lower limb strengthening series
Afternoon tea
Practical session:
– Standing series
– Cool down series
Post Course Quiz, Discussion and close

Registration opens at 7:45am.

Coffee/hot tea provided in a.m. One hour break for lunch both days (lunch not included in fees).

Before attending this course, it is recommended that you attend APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level 1 or another 2 day Pilates Matwork education course.

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
  • Third Year Physical Therapy Students
Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants
This course is approved for 6.75 continued education hours by the following:

  • Physical Therapy Board of California

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.

Athletic Trainers:
APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 6.75 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 and require NSCA CEUs please just contact us a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course and we will be happy to assist you.

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

Torrance, CA
Every Body’s Pilates
1530 Cravens Ave,
Torrance, CA 90501

San Diego, CA
San Diego Sports Medicine Pilates Wellness
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite #300,
San Diego, CA 92121

‘I learned some great modifications for increased stability and proprioception’ – Torrance, CA June 2018

‘The course was right in line with what I hoped to learn of hypermobility and Pilates. Kirsten was amazing!’ – Torrance. CA June 2018


Early Bird
EB booking discounts end 4 weeks prior to the course taking place.

Book for 3 people or more on the same course and receive a 15% discount. Email for all group bookings.

Student Discounts
If you are a student, please email for information on special discounted rates.

Hosting Options
If you would like this educational event brought to your facility, please click here for our host course options.

ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email

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.