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Pilates 4 Rehab

BENEFITS : Physical Therapists Physiotherapists Rehabilitation Doctors and Nurses Chiropractors

Training programme for transitioning a client from rehabilitation to functional fitness routines.

Adding Pilates teaching to your skill set will refine your exercise teaching skills, expand your inventory of exercises to give to your patients, improve patient outcomes, and increase your referrals.

This 3-module course series is for rehabilitation professionals (physical therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation doctors and nurses, chiropractors) who are seeking quality Pilates teacher training specifically for their unique needs.

The first module explores the history and origins of Pilates, reviews and explains the use of each Pilates apparatus, teaches the Foundation exercises which are essential building blocks for Pilates exercises, and demonstrates the most common exercises on each apparatus. This course can be taken on its own or as the first in the series.

The second module is intended for those who have access to Pilates apparatus and delves into the core exercises for beginners in Pilates, focusing on progressions and regressions of the exercises.

The third module prepares the rehabilitation professional to help transition their patient to a studio or fitness setting to continue their Pilates practice, and includes considerations for special populations.

These courses can be tailored to suit your needs at the clinic where you practice—please inquire about custom packages! Optional services include consultation for outfitting your clinic with Pilates apparatus.

Pilates 4 Rehab Program Objectives

  • Describe the history of Pilates and the nature of Joseph Pilates’ original works
  • Outline the Pilates Principles and Foundation exercises
  • Explain the benefits of Pilates to patients and other health care practitioners
  • Apply Pilates Principles to Foundation exercises, Pilates exercises, and general exercise
  • Demonstrate Foundation exercises as part of a progression into the Pilates exercises
  • List and describe Pilates apparatus
  • Compare exercises on multiple Pilates apparatus and adapt for home use
  • Demonstrate the use of props to enhance patient experience of Foundation and Pilates exercises
  • Demonstrate the ability to modify, progress, or regress Pilates exercises for individual patients
  • Integrate knowledge of current research on the core fascia and musculature with Pilates as a movement system
  • Summarize current research on the Pilates method
  • Compare and contrast Classical and Contemporary Pilates
  • Integrate Foundation and Pilates exercises into treatment sessions and home exercise programs
  • Identify patients who are candidates for transition to post-rehab and fitness Pilates
  • Become proficient in the performance of Pilates exercises in the participant’s own body

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P4R MODULES:


Module 1: (16 hours)
Foundations
Review of the literature, Current research related to Pilates, Pilates Principles, Foundation Pilates Movements and exercises, Pilates Movement Assessments, Pilates for rehabilitation (basic Pilates exercises on the mat and apparatus).  Case study discussion, format and assignment for next module. Approved for 16 CEU’s from Physical therapy Association of Georgia.


Module 2: (16 hours)
Pilates Progressions and Regressions
Foundation Movements Review and Progressions/Regressions, Beginner exercises with progressions and regressions/modifications on Mat and Apparatus, Case studies presentations and discussion.


Module 3: (16 hours)
Pilates Transitioning from Rehab and Special Populations

Focus on transitioning a patient into a post-rehab or fitness setting for Pilates. Address special populations such as Youth, Elderly, Pregnant and Postpartum, Athletes and Performers. Demonstrate transition of Beginner exercises into Intermediate/Advanced Exercises on Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus. Case studies presentations and discussion.


Module 4: (optional; 16 hours)
PMA Certification Readiness

Pilates for the Healthy Body. Intermediate and Advanced exercises on the mat and apparatus.
COMING SOON! Check back for updates and email heather@heatherkingsmith.com for questions and details.

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“Heather did a wonderful job teaching the course; she is very patient, committed, and knowledgeable. It is apparent that she is an expert within the Pilates field and her humble demeanor creates an effective and comfortable learning environment.”
— Acute Rehabilitation Registered Nurse

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Read more about Heather King-Smith’s
certifications and memberships here.

Heather is excited to share her knowledge of working for over 10 years in post-rehab Pilates and women’s health with experienced teachers who are seeking to work with more post-rehabilitation clients. She feels that the information she shares will help teachers gain more confidence in working with clients recovering from injuries toward the road to fitness.

CERTIFICATIONS

Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA®-CPT)
Balanced Body Faculty
…read more about Heather’s Certifications and Memberships

Pilates 4 Rehab Requirements

Requirements for non-PMA Certification Track:

Didactic Learning
Satisfactory completion of three modules listed above (48 hours total)

Practical Learning

  • 25 hours of personal practice—may be completed with any Pilates instructor (5 can be with another course participant)
  • 50 hours of practice teaching—may include treatment of patients for portion of session you are using Pilates in 15-minute (or more) increments, or full sessions given to family, friends, or colleagues
  • 10 hours observation of Pilates instructors—may include mat classes and private or semi-private sessions with any Pilates instructor

Requirements for completion of non-PMA Certification Track:

  • Certificates of completion of each module
  • Log of personal practice, teaching and observation hours, signed by instructor
  • Case study for each module, one of your patients whom you choose to use Pilates-based rehabilitation.  This will be presented and discussed with group in each subsequent module.  (You may count the hours spent teaching this patient in your practice teaching hours as well).
  • Final practical examination to include teaching exercise as well as performing exercises, to be scheduled with instructor within 3 months of final module
  • Final written case study detailing the use of Pilates to meet physical therapy goals including progression throughout episode of care and instruction in home exercises, to be completed within 3 months of final module and given to instructor at final practical exam

Requirements for PMA Certification Track:

Didactic Learning
Satisfactory completion of all four modules listed above (64 hours total)

Practical Learning

  • 95 hours of personal practice—may be completed with any PMA certified Pilates instructor. Solo self-practice must be initialed by colleague or instructor and account for no more than half of these hours. MUST INCLUDE 25 hours of Mat, 35 hours of Reformer, and 35 hours of Apparatus
  • 230 hours of practice teaching—may include treatment of patients for portion of session you are using Pilates in 15-minute (or more) increments. MUST INCLUDE 40 hours of Mat, 95 hours of Reformer, and 95 hours of Apparatus)
  • 70 hours observation of Pilates instructors—may include mat classes and private or semi-private sessions with any Pilates instructor. MUST INCLUDE 10 hours of Mat, 30 hours of Reformer, and 30 hours of Apparatus)

Requirements for Completion of PMA Certification Track:

  • Certificates of completion of each module
  • Log of personal practice, teaching and observation hours, signed by instructor for each session OR self for patients
  • Case study for each module, one of your patients whom you choose to use Pilates-based rehabilitation.  This will be presented and discussed with group in each subsequent module.  (You may count the hours spent teaching this patient in your practice teaching hours as well).
  • Final practical examination to include teaching exercise as well as performing exercises, to be scheduled with instructor within 3 months of final module
  • Final written case study detailing the use of Pilates to meet physical therapy goals including progression throughout episode of care and instruction in home exercises, to be completed within 3 months of final module and given to instructor at final practical exam
  • Final certificate of completion and hours log will be presented to Castle Worldwide/Pilates Method Alliance in order to get approval to sit for PMA Certification Exam.

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These courses can be tailored to suit your needs at the clinic where you practice—please inquire about custom packages! Optional services include consultation for outfitting your clinic with Pilates apparatus.

Call HKS today at 1 . 678 . 613 . 5577 or contact HKS online.

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