Pilates for Osteoporosis

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Course Outline

This exciting and innovative 1 day course investigates the concept that osteoporosis is the next epidemic to hit the healthcare industry. The course will cover the epidemiology, prevalence and incidence of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis currently causes more days in hospital than some more publicized diseases, such as cancer! With the growing and aging population it is predicted that the epidemic of osteoporosis will only grow and grow. One of the key components of not only managing osteoporosis but preventing its onset with exercise. Several research studies have proven that the use of Pilates movements is one of the key components to managing this disease. Pilates for Osteoporosis is an innovative 12 step program that delivers the answer to one of the worlds growing epidemics within healthcare. Worldwide 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from osteoporotic illness in their lifetime.

In this 1 day course APPI delivers a unique step by step process of creating a program that is based on targeting the common fracture sites that the research into osteoporosis suggests. Furthermore, this program has the key concept of getting clients off the floor in managing osteoporosis and ensuring that the benefit of weight bearing exercise can be linked to Pilates movements.

Learning Objectives

Following the course attendees will be able to:


  • Evaluate the recent research into osteoporosis
  • Apply APPI’s step by step program based on targeting the common fracture sites
  • Recognize how to get clients off the floor in managing osteoporosis
  • Distinguish how weight bearing Pilates movements can benefit osteoporosis

Course Completion and Assessment

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

  • Submit Feedback and Self-Reflection under personal password protected account page
  • Achieve 70% or higher score on post course assessment*

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

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.

Course Agenda

 7.45                 Registration

8.00 – 8.15       Introduction

8.15 – 9.15       The APPI Osteoporosis Class

9.15 – 9.30       Morning Break

9.30 – 11.15     Lecture 1: Bone Health and Exercise

11.15 – 12.15   Practical session: Class – Warm up

12.15 – 1.15     Lunch

1.15 – 2.45       Practical session: Class – Body: Exercises for Osteoporosis

2.45 – 3.15       Practical session:  Class Cool Down

3.15 – 3.30       Afternoon Break

3.30 – 4.00       Variations for Balance reactions

4.00 – 5.00      Post Course Quiz and Discussion

Registration opens at 7:45am. Coffee/hot tea provided in a.m. One hour break for lunch (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 7 continued education hours by the following:

  • Physical Therapy Board of California
  • Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Many other states may accept California or Texas credit. 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 7 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, then please email info@appiamerica.com

Dallas, TX Core Pilates Dallas 5934 Royal Lane Unit 260 Dallas, TX 75230

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

Boston, MA Boston Sports Medicine 1 Braintree Street Allston MA 02134

Minneapolis, MN Studio U 1550 Utica Ave S, Suite LL01 Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

‘Great functional application, as always!’ Boston, MA August 2018

‘Excellent course! Material presented well, time for questions, practice’ Boston, MA August 2018

‘Fantastic new ideas for my clients. I learned more than I expected in a one day course’ Torrance, CA Apr 2017

‘Course was informative and backed by studies’ Torrance, CA Apr 2017

‘Lots of great information.’ Torrance, CA Apr 2017

‘Great exercise modifications’ Torrance, CA Apr 2017

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 info@appiamerica.com for all group bookings.

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

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ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email info@appiamerica.com.