Pilates For Rehab Certification Course

Zeina A Grifoni
The opportunity to study with Zeina was an honor. Her Pilates for rehab course was very thorough and well taught. Zeina was very generous of time, spirit and knowledge for the zillions of questions that I asked regarding any part of the curriculum.
Allegra Gibson

Certified Pilates Teacher

I have been taking the pilates rehab course for the last few months & have learned so much.  I am growing more confident in my anatomy & in dealing with injuries that I commonly see in my clients. Zeina is a great teacher & I highly recommend taking this course.
Anne-Lise Reusswig

Certified Pilates Teacher

a live stream certification course to learn anatomy, the exercises, the modifications & the contra-indications to work with clients with disc injuries, back & neck pain, rotator cuff injuries, foot dysfunctions, and many other common repetitive strains & sport-related injuries.

Open Registration For Module 4: Ankle & Foot

10-Hour Online Livestream Course

Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for both the ankle & foot

Learn and understand common ankle & foot conditions, including:

ANKLE

🔹 Sprains
🔹 Chronic Ankle Instability
🔹 Peroneal tendon injuries/tendonitis
🔹 Achilles tendon issues
🔹 Retrocalcaneal bursitis
🔹 Osteoarthritis

FOOT

🔹 Plantar fasciitis
🔹 Stress fractures
🔹 Hallux valgus/bunions
🔹 Neuroma and metatarsalgia
🔹 Pes planus and pes cavus

Learn contraindications for each ankle & foot condition

Develop exercise modifications for each client with common ankle & foot conditions

Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual

Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life

Create a safe exercise program for each client with a ankle & foot dysfunction

Module 3: Ankle & Foot Online Livestream course starts on Wednesday, APRIL 6th, 2022 at 9 AM, PST, San Francisco, CA. Your commitment is 1-hour per week for 10 weeks.

Register today! Your first 2 sessions are on us. If you think there is value in the course after your first 2 sessions, you can sign up for the full course. The cost is $280

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is taught by Zeina A. Grifoni, a licensed physical therapist, Pilates instructor, and movement and rehab specialist. She is the owner of Synergy+ Physical Therapy & Pilates Studio in San Rafael, CA and in Locarno, Switzerland. Zeina has been teaching Pilates certification courses since 2005.

The rehab course is virtual and conducted on Zoom. It is made up of 6 main modules and 2 workshops. What you will learn in each module and workshop is described in detail below. For those seeking to become certified in using Pilates for rehabilitation, there is a written and a practical exam after each module. You can do each module separately or take the full course. Full certification is reached when all modules’ written and practical examinations have been successfully completed.

This course has been created specifically for Pilates instructors who work with clients coming from rehab or who have an injury. It teaches practical applications you can use right away to help your clients.

Specifically, in each module you will learn:

The most common issues, injuries, and surgeries that your clients may have

The contra-indications (what not to do) with clients with these specific diagnoses

Mostly you will learn what Pilates exercises you can do and the exercise progression for each stage of your clients’ recovery

Each module has the following outline:

Anatomy review

Lectures about each common diagnosis

Review of the characteristics of clients walking in with these diagnoses

Demonstration of the recommended exercises to use for each diagnosis. You will learn how to use these exercises and what aspects of each exercise actually help each specific client

Review of case studies. You will learn how to put all the pieces together to help your clients

Q&A session at the end of each module

the course module by module

MODULE 1 - LUMBAR SPINE & SI JOINT
START DATE: AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND. LIVE COURSE TBD, 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 12 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for stabilizing the lumbar spine and SI joint
✔️ Learn and understand common spinal conditions pertaining primarily to the lumbar spine

🔹 Discogenic pain
🔹 Spinal stenosis
🔹 Ankylosing Spondylitis
🔹 Spondylolisthesis
🔹 Acute facet pain
🔹 Facet Osteoarthritis
🔹 Sprain & strains of the low back
🔹 Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

✔️ Learn contraindications for each spinal condition
✔️ Develop modifications for clients with common spinal conditions
✔️ Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with a Lumbar spine or SI Joint dysfunction

MODULE 2 - CERVICAL & THORACIC SPINE

START DATE: TBD, 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 12 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for both the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
✔️ Learn and understand common spinal conditions
✔️Discogenic pain

🔹 Spinal stenosis
🔹 Spondylolisthesis
🔹 Acute facet pain
🔹 Facet osteoarthritis
🔹 Sprains, strains & whiplash
🔹 Rib dysfunctions & pain
🔹 Thoracic outlet syndrome
🔹 And more

✔️ Learn contraindications for each spinal condition
✔️ Develop modifications for clients with common spinal conditions
✔️ Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with a Cervical or Thoracic Spine dysfunction

MODULE 3 - HIP & KNEES

START DATE: LIVE COURSE January 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 8 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for someone rehabilitating the Hip and Knee
✔️ Learn and understand common Hip and Knee conditions

HIP

🔹 Childhood conditions
🔹 Osteoarthritis (including joint replacement)
🔹 Labral tear
🔹 Bursitis
🔹 Ligament strain
🔹 Psoas dysfunction
🔹 Tensor fascia latae

KNEE

🔹 Childhood conditions
🔹 Osteoarthritis (including joint replacement)
🔹 Bursitis
🔹 Cysts
🔹 Ligament tear & strain
🔹 Patella femoral syndrome
🔹 Patella subluxation
🔹 Osteoarthritis
🔹 Rheumatoid arthritis
🔹 And more

✔️ Learn contraindications for each condition
✔️ Develop modifications for clients with common Hip and Knee dysfunction
✔️ Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with a Hip or knee dysfunction

MODULE 4 - FOOT & ANKLE

START DATE: April 6, 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 10 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for someone rehabilitating the Ankle and Foot
✔️ Learn and understand common Ankle and Foot conditions
✔️ Learn contraindications for each condition
✔️ Select appropriate exercises for clients with common Ankle and Foot dysfunction based on a Pilates repertoire
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with an Ankle or Foot dysfunction

MODULE 3 OPEN ENROLLMENT

Module 4: Foot & Ankle

Start Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Your commitment is 1-hour per week for 10 weeks. At the end of the course, there will be a full Q&A session with a review of the material covered. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 9 AM, PST (San Francisco, California)

REGISTER up today! Your first 2 sessions are on us. If you think there is value in the course after your first 2 sessions, then you will pay $280 to continue.

MODULE 5 - SHOULDER

START DATE: May 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 8 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for someone rehabilitating the shoulder
✔️ Learn and understand common shoulder conditions
✔️ Learn contraindications for each condition
✔️ Select appropriate exercises for clients with common shoulder dysfunctions based on a Pilates repertoire
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with a shoulder dysfunction

MODULE 6 - ELBOW & WRIST

START DATE: July 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 8 Weeks, 1 Hr / Week
COST: $280

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand what Pilates can contribute to the rehabilitation of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
✔️ Learn and understand some common conditions that may be seen in the clinic
✔️ Learn contraindications for each condition
✔️ Select appropriate exercises for clients with special conditions and with appropriate modifications (based on a Pilates repertoire)
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client

OSTEOPOROSIS WORKSHOP

START DATE: AVAILABLE ONLINE ON-DEMAND
RUN TIME: Approximately 3 Hours
COST: $95

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for clients with osteoporosis
✔️ Learn contraindications to avoid with clients suffering from osteoporosis
✔️ Develop modifications for clients with osteoporosis
✔️ Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with osteoporosis

SCOLIOSIS WORKSHOP

START DATE: AVAILABLE ONLINE ON-DEMAND
RUN TIME: Approximately 3 Hours
COST: $95

MODULE OBJECTIVES

✔️ Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for clients with scoliosis
✔️ Learn contraindications to avoid with clients suffering from scoliosis
✔️ Develop modifications for clients with scoliosis
✔️ Maximize the benefits of Pilates for each individual
✔️ Minimize the risk of further injury with exercise and in daily life
✔️ Create a safe exercise program for each client with scoliosis

MODULE & FULL COURSE COST SUMMARY

Pay by Module:

  • $280 / module (Module 1 through 6)
  • $95 for the insight into osteoporosis
  • $95 for the insight into scoliosis

Certification: Testing per module: $150 per module test

Pay course in full: $1,500

Full Certification: Testing: $350

Class manuals: $30 per module

REQUIREMENTS

Attendance Requirement

In order to attend the course, the student shall either be a certified Pilates instructor or be able to demonstrate competency in Pilates on the mat and on all the equipment

Certification Requirement

Each student will be required to pass both a written exam and a practical exam in order to receive his/her certification.

Course Material

The course includes access to all videos and presentation slides The course manual in PDF format is $30 per manual (Module)  

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