Pilates Essentials for Physiotherapists Level 1

Melbourne 23-24 February 2019

Pilates Essentials for Physiotherapists takes the evidence-base of injury rehabilitation, injury prevention and the initial stages of strength training into the Pilates studio. With an emphasis on the initial stages of Pilates rehabilitation the course explores both the coaching of Pilates exercises and Pilates program design.

Over two days, we will discuss the current evidence, consensus statements and models of rehabilitation for common musculoskeletal presentations to provide a foundation for the design and implementation of Pilates based rehabilitation programs.

This course is suitable for both clinicians currently teaching Pilates who are seeking to reboot and extend their repertoire, as well as those seeking an introduction to the use of Pilates for injury rehabilitation. All health professionals, students and new graduates are welcome to attend.

This is a Level 1 RTR Pilates course. For those with no prior Pilates experience, this workshop is a prerequisite for Pilates for High Performance Athletes (RTR Pilates Level 2) and other RTR Pilates workshops.

This is an RTR Pilates Level 1 course.


  • The role of Pilates in injury management and athletic development.
  • The evidence base for exercise in common musculoskeletal presentations
  • Pilates rehabilitation for spinal presentations
  • Pilates rehabilitation for lower limb presentations: hip and knee OA, tendinopathies, PFPS
  • Pilates rehabilitation for upper limb presentations: rotator cuff injuries, shoulder dysfunctions
  • Designing a Pilates rehabilitation program
  • Becoming a Pilates coach

Saturday & Sunday $820
Early Bird Rate EXTENDED $720 NOW available until January 25.

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.