Post Natal Return to Pilates and Sports



This dynamic online seminar explores the requirements of the dancer and the demands of regime to provide a broad understanding of Pilates based dance rehabilitation.

Course Content

Pilates for Dancers looks at the specific needs of the dancer, with the focus on ballet, in relation to common injuries, technique flaws, determining pointe shoe readiness, and how to choose or modify the Pilates exercises to be more specific to the dancer population. During this course you will take an in-depth look at the lumbopelvic region, the hip and the foot and ankle, as well as consider the necessity of mobilization and the importance of proprioception and balance re-education.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Consider basic ballet positions and evidence based pointe readiness tests
  • Identify common flaws of turn out and ankle positioning and common overuse injuries
  • Recognize how rehabilitation Pilates exercises can be used to address the specific needs of a dancer for the lumbopelvic region, hip, foot and ankle as well as mobility and balance/proprioception.

Viewing Time

Total viewing time = 6 hours 17 minutes


Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is awaiting approval for 6.25 hours of continued education by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

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 6.25 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information, then please email


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 recognised Pilates training provider.

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Post Natal Return to Pilates and Sports

This workshop will outline physiological changes in the postpartum period and discuss the abdominal and pelvic floor recovery following childbirth. An important part of recovery and return to sport is to understand and consider natural healing times esp. of the pelvic floor trauma, tears and elongated and weakened abdominals.  With this in mind, this workshop aims to enhance our reasoning for selecting the right modified Pilates exercises, motivate new mothers to commit to exercise whilst overcoming known barriers to exercise during this childbearing period.

When it is safe for instructors to start an exercise and which modified Pilates movements should we prescribe? How hard or slow we should encourage our mums to work on their exhausted and healing bodies in their first 3 months postpartum?

At the end of this session the instructors will have better understanding of healing times, be able to screen and look for signs when to slow down as well as safely and slowly return them to high impact, high intensity sports.
It will be largely practical session and it may involve some small people in our arms and very noisy class.

You will receive unlimited access to this workshop and be able to watch it as many times as you like!

Viewing Time
Total viewing time = 1 hours 52 minutes