26-27 May 2018

John Contreras, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach


Time to rethink your Pilates teaching.

Pilates Essentials for Physiotherapists takes the evidence- based aspects of injury rehabilitation, injury prevention and strength & conditioning into the Pilates studio.

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 rehabilitation. All health professionals, students and new graduates are welcome to attend.

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 our patient’s Pilates program.

With emphasis on the initial stages of Pilates rehabilitation, exercise coaching and Pilates program design will be covered.

For those with no prior Pilates experience, this workshop is a prerequisite for Pilates for High Performance Athletes and other RTR Pilates workshops.

The workshop is aimed at all health professionals wishing to increase their Pilates understanding and efficacy. This includes students, new and recent graduates.


Topics covered include:

  • What is the evidence base for Pilates?
  • What is the role of Pilates in athletic development and load management?
  • What is the evidence base for exercise in common musculoskeletal presentations?
  • Pilates for low back, thoracic and cervical injuries
  • Pilates for lower limb presentations: hip and knee OA, tendinopathies, PFPS
  • Pilates and upper limb presentations: rotator cuff injuries, shoulder dysfunctions
  • How to design a Pilates rehabilitation program
  • Becoming a Pilates coach



Saturday & Sunday $820 (Early Bird $740 before May 1)

Or ask us about our extra special early bird price if you’d like to attend two or more of Johns courses in 2018


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