Stretching and Mobility for Pilates – Explore the Spine



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.

Additional information

Membership Status

APPI Member, Non-Member

Now you can see online footage of APPI’s 2016 Pilate conference workshops in the comfort of your own home. This 1.5 hour online conference workshop is delivered by APPI Master Trainer and Physiotherapist Leslie Abrahams.

Stretching and Mobility for Pilates – Explore the Spine

This exciting stretch and mobility workshop will focus on the spine, and contributing joint, muscle and fascial systems that so commonly affect our body shape. You will analyse and explore your own movement, learn how to move with ease and encourage better co-ordination, alignment and stability with a selected list of Pilates exercises. This workshop will be all practical so be prepared to move.

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 34 minutes