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Pilates for rehab

Love Pilates for rehab?

Earn your Pilates for Rehab  Certification

Synergy+ offers a unique Pilates for Rehabilitation course. The course is taught by Zeina Grifoni. She is a licensed Physical Therapist, a Pilates Instructor, and a movement specialist. She uses Pilates in her physical therapy practice.

The course can be taken in person at the studio or online. To earn the certification students are required to take and pass:

1- A written exam
2- A practical exam

Course Info

The Pilates for rehab course is for:

1- Pilates instructors wishing to learn how to work with the injured client
2- Health professionals wishing to integrate PILATES into their practice.

Students will learn a Pilates-based approach that includes:

1- Observation and recognition of faulty movements
2- The correlation of these movements with pain and pathology
3- Learning how to facilitate optimal movement through tactile and oral cuing

Specifically, through this course the student will learn to understand:

1- Common Syndromes and diagnoses and be able to define them
2- Contra indications for clients with specific diagnoses
3- The latest research on Pilates in Rehabilitation
4- Common compensation patterns that present with specific diagnoses
5- Which are the best exercises for clients based on their diagnosis
6- When to refer clients to a medical provider

This will be an ongoing course and can be taken in part online.  It is divided into modules as follows:

MODULE 1 - LUMBAR SPINE & SI JOINT

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

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

MODULE OBJECTIVES

Understand why Pilates is a successful form of exercise for both the Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Learn and understand common spinal conditions

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

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

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 AND ANKLE

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 5 - SHOULDERS

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 - ELBOWS & WRISTS

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

INSIGHT INTO OSTEOPOROSIS

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

INSIGHT INTO SCOLIOSIS

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

I have been taking the pilates rehab course for the last few months & have learned so much.  It is one hour once a week so I am able to digest all the information before the next lecture.  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 the pilates rehab course.

Anne-Lise Reusswig

Certified Pilates Teacher

Course details

Course modules

Course modules

Module 1: Lumbar spine and SI joint

Module 2: Cervical and thoracic spine

Module 3: Hip and knees

Module 4: Feet and ankles

Module 5: Shoulders

Module 6: Elbows and wrists

Module 7: Insight to osteoporosis

Module 8: Insight to scoliosis

 

Pre-requisites for course attendance

In order to be accepted into our Pilates for rehab course, the student shall either be a certified Pilates instructor or be able to demonstrate his or her knowledge of the Pilates repertoire on the mat and all the Pilates equipment. To get the most out of the course, it would also be helpful to possess a basic knowledge of anatomy.

The course can be taken by module or in full.

Course cost

For each Module

Module 1 - Module 5: $350 / module

Module 7 - Module 8: $75 / Module

Testing per module: $200 per module test (includes a certificate of completion)

For the full course: $4,200

Full Testing: $350 (includes a certificate of completion)

Class manuals: $30 per module

 

Requirements for Completion

General Requirement

In order to complete the certification, the Student will need to perform the repertoire from pre-Pilates to the advanced repertoire as well as pass a written and practical exam that will include anatomy, exercise names, posture, and exercise modifications

Self Practice Hours Requirement

Each student is required to complete the following self -practice hours in addition to course work:

Mat – 60 Hrs

Reformer – 60 Hrs

Springboard – 30 Hrs

Cadillac – 15 Hrs

Chair – 30 Hrs

Barrel – 15 Hrs

Student Teaching Hours Requirement

Each student is required to complete the following teaching hours in order to receive a certificate:

Mat – 100 Hrs

Reformer – 100 Hrs

Springboard – 50 Hrs

Cadillac – 25 Hrs

Chair – 25 Hrs

Barrel – 25 Hrs

Assistant Teaching Requirements

Within the self-practice and student teaching hours, the Student needs to have 10 hours of assistant teaching for group classes (either at Synergy+’s place of business or other facility), and 20 hours of observation of private sessions.

Examination 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

Additional cost/expenses:  Each student will be responsible for the purchase of his/her own manuals in addition to the course material that is distributed during class.  These can be purchased through Synergy+ or independently.

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