So, it’s been a few weeks since I started on the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute course for Pilates teacher training, and I’ve now completed all three levels of training from beginners to advanced.
The last two-day course took place in the physio department of Weston General Hospital in Weston Super Mare. The weekend covered the higher-level exercises and refined teaching technique.
It’s taken a lot of time reading and practicing, but with my certificates under my belt, it’s time to get started!
At our clinic, one to ones are the way to go, and because of the way the APPI structure their courses, there’s more to offer to patients who need that kind of specific attention in their rehab programme.
Pilates exercises can be useful in the recovery process for most musculoskeletal and neurological problems, because it’s a motor relearning process. This means the brain has to learn to contract the body’s muscles in the correct order to complete an action in the most bio mechanically efficient way.
This has been the most interesting part of the course, by far – learning how Pilates can be integrated with manual therapy for the best patient results.