Pilates for High Performance Athletes

Melbourne 15-16 June 2019

Pilates for High Performance Athletes explores the use of Pilates to address the later stage rehabilitation goals following sports injuries and progression towards athletic development.

Over two-days, we will explore the role of Pilates in athletic development. By evaluating current evidence, consensus statements and models of sports injury rehabilitation we will discuss the use of Pilates rehabilitation exercises to facilitate athletic development. This includes modifications to common Pilates exercises as well as novel uses of Pilates principles.

With emphasis on the later stages of Pilates rehabilitation, the course will discuss using Pilates for strength, neuromuscular and agility training. In addition, common lower and upper limb sporting injury presentations, relevant rehabilitation and return to sport requirements are examined within the context of Pilates management.

This course is suitable for clinicians currently teaching Pilates to an athletic population or those aiming to expand their athletic Pilates repertoire. All health professionals, students and new graduates with some prior Pilates experience are welcome to attend.For those with no prior Pilates experience, attending the Pilates Essentials for Physiotherapists course (RTR Pilates Level 1) is recommended.

This is a RTR Pilates Level 2 course.


  • Pilates based strength training for high performance and athletic development
  • Current rehabilitation guidelines for common sporting injuries
  • Pilates for later stage hamstring, groin, shoulder rehabilitation
  • Pilates for various athletic populations
  • Improving your Pilates coaching
  • Pilates program design for high performance athletesCOST:
    Saturday & Sunday $820
    Early Bird Rate $720 EXTENDED and available until May 10.To view the package deal options, click on the flyer.

    courses@physiosports.com.au for a registration form or to find out more.

John Contreras


John is an APA Sports Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Pilates Educator who has worked in a range of Physiotherapy settings across Melbourne and London. With a special interest in return to sport rehabilitation and gym based performance training, John spends much of his clinical time developing his patient’s physical performance characteristics with a mix of exercise based interventions.

He has completed a Master of Sports Physiotherapy (La Trobe University) as well as a Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) from Edith Cowan University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Level 1 ASCA S&C Coach.

John established Resistance Training Rehabilitation in 2012 to deliver a range of Clinical Pilates, Strength & Conditioning and injury rehabilitation courses for health and fitness professionals.

He has previous worked with the Football Federation of Victoria, Brentford Football Club, Victoria Bushrangers and was formally Master Trainer for APPI in the UK and Australia. John currently consults from Physiosports Brighton.