Clinical Pilates Instructor Training:
CALIBRATE Clinical Pilates Instructor Training details the principles of the Pilates method and how these have evolved with our growing knowledge of human movement. Participants will learn mat, reformer, trapeze table, and wunda chair repertoire, with an emphasis on the clinical application of exercises.
The objective of this course is to facilitate the teaching of Pilates for rehabilitation through clinical reasoning and critical thinking. Through clinical scenarios, participants will learn indications, progressions, modifications and contraindications to Pilates exercises. Upon completion of this course, participants will be confident in applying the clinical skills of movement analysis, imagery, verbal and tactile cueing, as well as rehabilitation and injury prevention using Pilates techniques.
History of Pilates
Principles of movement
The powerhouse (core)
The spine/thorax complex
The complex upper extremity
The complex lower extremity
Mechanics and biomechanics
Motor control and motor learning
Cueing and imagery
Traditional Pilates mat work repertoire
The Reformer repertoire
The Trapeze Table/Cadillac repertoire
The Wunda Chair repertoire
Adult learning principles
Population case studies
Emphasis is on an interactive and practical learning environment. Lectures, readings, take-home assignments and case-studies will accompany hands-on skill development. 100 hours of classroom instruction are included.
Participants will be required to complete a case study over the five-month period of the course, working with one client for a minimum of 20 hours. A write-up and discussion of the case study will be submitted each month.
Participants will be required to complete a total of 50 hours of Clinical Pilates teaching. These hours can be individual or group-based. Hours committed to case studies are applicable.
Participants will be required to log a total of 50 personal Pilates practice hours. These hours can be individual or group classes and practice, but cannot be mat work classes alone. Previous Pilates experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
Participants will be required to log a total of 30 observation hours, at a minimum of three different Pilates studios.
A certificate of course completion will be awarded when participants have completed all of the required component hours of the course.
The course is open to practitioners with a scope of practice that includes therapeutic exercise, including physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic therapists, osteopaths, and rehabilitation assistants. Tertiary-level knowledge of anatomy & physiology is assumed.