Explore: Comprehensive Clinical Pilates Training

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Explore: Comprehensive Clinical Pilates Training


This course details the principles of the Pilates method and how these have evolved with our growing knowledge of human movement. You will learn how to use Pilates in a rehab setting, with a focus on clinical reasoning and critical thinking.

You will learn comprehensive Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table and Wunda Chair repertoire, with an emphasis on the clinical application of these exercises.

Through clinical scenarios, you will learn indications, progressions, modifications and contraindications to many Pilates exercises. You will be able to adapt exercises and the Pilates equipment to enhance patient rehabilitation, flexing your clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. 


The main course objectives are:

  • To facilitate your understanding of functional anatomical connections for movement.
  • To improve your confidence with movement analysis.
  • To give you a broad knowledge of Pilates equipment repertoire, including how to appropriately choose exercises for your patient population(s).
  • To give you confidence to safely use Pilates exercises to support patient rehabilitation.
  • To improve your teaching and movement cueing skills.
  • To facilitate the integration of your manual therapy skills within a movement framework.


This course is delivered over five weekends, with pre-reading, online lectures, clinical reasoning check-ins, and case studies to support your learning. Additionally, you will be required to participate in online discussions, and complete several teaching, observation, and personal practice hours.


The complete course is 200 hours, with additional time required for assignments and self-directed learning.


After purchase, you will have lifetime access to the online lectures, recordings of the discussions, and the Calibrate Community.

Course Outline

Module 1

  • History of Pilates
  • Principles of Pilates
  • Breathing
  • The Core as the Powerhouse.
  • Pre-Pilates
  • Integrating Props
  • Introduction to Classical Pilates Mat Exercises

Module 2

  • Mechanics & Biomechanics
  • Care & Maintenance of Equipment
  • The Foot & Ankle Complex
  • The Knee & Leg
  • The Hip & Pelvis Complex
  • Equipment Repertoire for the Lower Limb (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Classical Pilates Mat)

Module 3

  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Motor Control & Motor Learning
  • The Wrist & Hand Complex
  • The Elbow & Forearm
  • The Shoulder Complex
  • Equipment Repertoire for the Upper Limb (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Classical Pilates Mat)

Module 4

  • Imagery & Visualisation
  • Tactile Cueing
  • The Spine & Thorax
  • Equipment Repertoire for the Spine (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Classical Pilates Mat)

Module 5

  • Integrating Manual Therapy into Clinical Pilates Practice
  • The Head & Special Senses
  • Assessment & Treatment Goals
  • Full Body Integration Repertoire (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Classical Pilates Mat)

Course Dates

Unfortunately, as the restrictions imposed across Canada in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have decided to postpone all comprehensive courses until 2022.


If you are interested in courses with Calibrate Pilates, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, so that you can keep up to date with new course announcements.


We also host bi-weekly Clinical Conversations events. These are free clinical reasoning sessions hosted via Zoom, and you do not need to have a background in Pilates to participate!



Course Pricing

$4,697 + GST.


A certificate of course completion will be awarded when participants have completed all the required component hours of the course.

Students have twelve months to complete all course requirements.


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 and physiology is assumed.

Refund Policy

Course cancellation 30 days prior to course start dates will receive a full refund, minus a processing fee of $150.

Course cancellation within 30 days of course start dates forfeits the initial deposit.

Please see Terms & Conditions for full details.

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