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Pilates | Rehabilitation

I recently traveled to Hurricane, West Virginia to teach a day-long course to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers on how to use Mat Pilates to rehabilitate their patients and athletes.  And it was a great experience!

I was contacted last year by Teays Physical Therapy Center in Hurricane, West Virginia and asked to travel there this January and present a day-long continuing education course on how to use Mat and Prop-based Pilates to rehabilitate patients with orthopedic injuries.  I jumped at the chance to do this.  I have always loved educating others on the benefits of Pilates and how to use it to fully rehabilitate someone after an injury.  Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers are the perfect students because they have extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and they make great teachers of the Pilates method.

I had presented a similar course in 2012 at OrthoNeuro in Westerville, Ohio but had included instruction in how to use the Universal Reformer (the most common piece of Pilates equipment) when rehabilitating a patient.

Some of the benefits of taking any one of these courses include:

  • Improved knowledge of incorporating Pilates in rehabilitating clients.
  • Immediate take-home exercises that can be used on the next working day.
  • The course is lead by myself, a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, nationally certified group exercise instructor and certified McKenzie therapist with more that 25 years of experience.
  • The course can be adapted to meet the needs of any clinic whether they are looking to add mat Pilates to their patient’s plan of care, they are interested in furthering their knowledge on how to use the Pilates equipment they may have in their clinic or they are interested in learning more about how to start up a cash-based Pilates program.

Pilates is a great tool for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers to use whether they are working with patients recovering from an injury or helping athletes prevent future injuries.

ABS Pilates is now offering one and two day courses for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers and Pilates instructors.  Contact ABS Pilates today to find out more.

Amanda Smith - Licensed Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, ACE certified Group Exercise Instructor, ACE certified Health Coach, Certified McKenzie Therapist. Ready to help you become stronger and healthier in a safe, fun and holistic manner.