Pilates & Shoulder Rehabilitation

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Course Overview

This one-day 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 some new exercises and modifications from your existing repertoire incorporating principles of:

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

Learning Objectives

Following the course attendees 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
  • Design and teach a clinically reasoned shoulder rehabilitation program

8:00am – 4:00pm

  • Matwork class for shoulder rehabilitation
  • Morning Break
  • Lecture: Application of Pilates training principles for shoulder rehabilitation
  • Practical session 1: Shoulder Assessment Review
  • Practical session 2: Scapular Setting Correction Review
  • Lunch
  • Practical session 3: Linking Head/Neck Control with Shoulder Stability Retraining
  • Practical session 4: Exercises for Rotator Cuff Strengthening
  • Practical session 5: Global Strength and Endurance Exercises
  • Discussion and close

Registration opens at 7:45am on day 1.

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

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

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.

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

  • 6 CCU’s by FSBPT Procert *(see States below)

*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

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 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 6 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

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

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

Minneapolis, MN Knockout Bodies 2216 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

‘I learned a lot of great concepts and exercises/treatment activities that I can apply with my patients as soon as I return to my clinic.’ Shoulder – Downers Grove, IL Jan 2017

‘Great course! I will be changing many cues for better scapular stabilization.’ Shoulder – San Diego, CA Sept 2017

‘I feel that I am able to apply what I’ve learned immediately to my practice.’ Shoulder – San Diego, CA Sept 2017

‘I learned a lot of very relevant information and techniques I will immediately use in practice’ Shoulder – San Diego, CA Sept 2017

‘A fair amount of new exercises and concepts that I can apply in my practice’ Shoulder – San Diego, CA Sept 2017

‘Instructor’s knowledge of shoulder mechanics & cuing to facilitate normal scapulo-humeral rhythm & how to inhibit overactive muscles. Plenty of practical work & interesting lecture.’ Shoulder – San Diego, CA Sept 2017  

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 America courses are purchased through APPI Healthgroup’s license holder APPI America. 

Fees: Fees for courses will include tutorials, manuals, morning and afternoon tea and a certificate of attendance. APPI America 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 program 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. 

Photo/Video Release: APPI will occasionally have photographs and/or promotional videos taken during the event for use in print and electronic marketing materials including (but not limited to) brochures, advertisements, newsletters and the APPI and other associated websites. APPI retains the full rights to use these materials in promoting and marketing all courses, workshops, future conferences and any other APPI events not mentioned herein. 

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.

Early Bird
EB booking discounts of 10% off 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 a 15% discount code.

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 info@appiamerica.com.

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.