Pilates For Rehab Certification Courses

For certified Pilates instructors and serious Pilates practitioners

Our Courses for Pilates Instructors

 

Synergy+ offers unique courses and workshops for Pilates Instructors and movement professionals who are interested to learn rehabilitation techniques to use in their daily practice. The courses and workshops are taught by a California Board Certified physical therapist and Certified Pilates Teacher. They are designed to be taken online or in person.

Our courses and workshops are specifically for certified Pilates instructors and serious Pilates practitioners wishing to integrate PILATES exercises for rehabilitation and injury prevention into their practice. Instructors will learn a systematic movement-based approach to exercises including observation and understanding of faulty movement strategies and its correlation with pain and pathology. In addition, participants will learn how to facilitate optimal movement to enhance rehabilitation through cuing and tactile facilitation of the Pilates repertoire.

General Course Objectives

 To understand common Syndromes and diagnoses and be able to define them

♦ To understand contraindications for clients with specific diagnoses

♦ To gain insight into the latest research on Pilates in Rehabilitation

♦ To understand common compensation patterns of the movement that present with specific diagnoses

♦ To be able to choose “best” exercises for clients based on their diagnosis and presentations

♦ To know when to refer clients to a medical provider for further evaluation

Specific Course Objectives

REHAB COURSE - Module 1: Lumbar Spine & SI Joint
  • 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

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REHAB COURSE - Module 2: Cervical & Thoracic Spine

  • 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

REHAB COURSE - Module 3: Hip & Knees
  • 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

REHAB COURSE - Module 4: Feet & Ankles
  • 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

REHAB COURSE - Module 5: Shoulders
  • 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

REHAB COURSE - Module 6: Elbows & Wrists
  • 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

ADVANCED REHAB COURSE - Neuromuscular Connections

A Four Module Course For Pilates Instructors

        • Understand The Connection Between Brain and Muscles
        • Learn Why These Processes Fail When There Is Injury or Illness
        • Learn How Pilates Can Help These Clients

✅ Module 1: Introduction to the Central Nervous System

 Module 2: Introduction to the Peripheral Nervous System

 Module 3: Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexuses

✅ Module 4: Learn about some neurological dysfunctions and pilates based applications, such as:

🔹 Spinal cord injury
🔹 Stroke
🔹 Multiple sclerosis (MS)
🔹 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig disease)
🔹 Parkinson’s disease
🔹 Huntington’s disease
🔹 And more

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WORKSHOP - Insight into Osteoporosis
  • 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

WORKSHOP - Insight into Scoliosis
  • 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

2020-2021 Rehab Course

2021-2022 Rehab Course

Neuromuscular Connections

Module 1  Neuromuscular connections course Pilates Instructors
Module 1  Neuromuscular connections course Pilates Instructors

Workshops

posture workshop for pilates instructors presented by Zeina Grifoni
Gait workshop for pilates instructors
Scoliosis workshop for pilates instructors presented by Zeina Grifoni
Osteoporosis workshop for pilates instructors presented by Zeina Grifoni