Pilates & Shoulder Rehabilitation – Online


This online course is designed to help you apply the principles of the APPI method to shoulder rehabilitation. The course will include a review of current theories of shoulder stability and consider how Pilates exercises may be used to enhance this specific area of shoulder retraining. The practical element will introduce exercises and modifications incorporating principles of:

  • kinetic chain
  • upper quadrant and scapular stability
  • functional re-training

Learning Objectives

Following the course you will be able to:

  • Identify how to correctly analyze the shoulder’s biomechanics
  • Link a biomechanical assessment to the correct rehabilitation exercise
  • Recognize how to move from shoulder stability exercises to shoulder strength exercises without overload to the shoulder
  • Given the results of a clients biomechanical assessment, design a clinically reasoned shoulder rehabilitation program
  • Given the results of a client’s biomechanical assessment, teach a clinically reasoned shoulder rehabilitation program for that client.

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

Viewing Time

1 hr           Matwork Class for Shoulder Rehabilitation

1 hr 30      Lecture – Pilates and Shoulder Rehabilitation

50 mins     Practical Session – Review of Deep Neck Flexor Exercises and Alternatives

2.15 hrs    Practical Session – Pilates Exercises for Shoulder Control

Total viewing time = 5 hours 35 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 Towel 1 x Mat Other equipment which may be useful, but is not essential:

1 x resistance tube

1 x Magic Circle 1 x Swiss (Exercise) Ball

1 x Soft Pilates Ball

After viewing this online course you will be required to pass a 30 question multiple choice test. The pass mark for this test is 80%.

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

  • 5.58 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: 5.75 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 5.5 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

It was nice to have varying levels of activities, as I treat athletes and older adults too. Gave me more “tools for my toolbox” in regards to shoulder rehab. I get bored, and assume my patients do too, with doing the “throwers 10” all the time, nice to have more ideas especially for scapular work.  – Physical Therapist | Minneapolis, MN | April 2020

I particularly liked the focus on scapular stability as a prerequisite to shoulder strengthening – Physical Therapist

Very relevant to my practice with patients using one’s body as the primary tool for strengthening and advancing functional activity – Physical Therapist

I liked the great diversity of scapular ideas and closed chain exercises – Physical Therapist

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.