Physiotherapy Course Summary:
APPI Matwork Level 1-The Foundation
This is the first step in the matwork certification series and arms you with the skills to begin delivering one-to-one, clinically reasoned, Pilates based treatment plans for your clients.
APPI’s Matwork level 1 foundation course provides rehabilitation professionals with essential, fundamental knowledge to begin offering modified Pilates to their clients recovering from back pain and other injuries. Drawing upon relevant clinical research, APPI Pilates Matwork level 1 will provide an evidence based approach to teaching Pilates in the clinical setting. Learn a variety of beginner level movements addressing lumbo-pelvic stability, postural education, correct movement patterning and body awareness. This highly practical 2 day Pilates course will arm you with the necessary skills to incorporate your new knowledge into practice as soon as you are back at work the day following day! Completing Matwork 1 is the first step to becoming a APPI Pilates matwork instructor and precedes Matwork level 2 and Matwork level 3 in APPI’s Matwork Certification Series.
Designed by Australian physiotherapists for physiotherapists and equivalent degree therapists the APPI Pilates Method presents the most recent research relevant to Pilates and teaches a realistic framework of Pilates exercises to apply in the clinical setting.
The five key Pilates elements of the APPI Pilates approach are taught to develop solid foundations for Pilates teaching. Recent research on spinal stabilisation and pelvic stability is reviewed and applied to the APPI beginner series of Pilates movements. Sixteen movements for training lumbo-pelvic, scapulo-thoracic and cervical stabilisation are learnt through observation, self-participation and practice teaching.
Discussions of clinical application of the Pilates movements occur at the time of their teaching to provide participants with the understanding to be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients after the course. Case studies are reviewed and participants have the chance to design and discuss their own treatment plans. A guided workshop on Pilates imagery assists participants in generating the skills required for effective cueing.