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STOTT PILATES

Rehab program


Overview

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed health care professionals wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES® exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices. Therapists learn a systematic movement based approach to neuromuscular re-education and are taught to observe and understand optimal and non-optimal movement strategies, and how these strategies correlate with pain and pathology. *Neuromotor training principles guide the therapeutic exercise selection and progressions. **Participants also learn how to facilitate the patient’s cognitive involvement in rehabilitation through cuing techniques and tactile facilitation.

* (Hodges and Moseley 2003 Richardson et al 1998, Sahrmann 2002)
** (Richardson et al, 1998; Tsao & Hodges, 2007; Tsao et al, 2010a, Tsao et al, 2010b)

Rehab program choices

  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork – RM1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork – RM2
  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer – RR1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer – RR2
  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – RCCB1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – RCCB2

General course objectives

  • Examine the Therapeutic Foundations of STOTT PILATES and how they integrate with current rehabilitation practices
  • Learn how to teach and apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Explore the choreography, modifications, indications and contraindications for STOTT PILATES rehabilitation exercises for Matwork and Reformer
  • Develop the ability to assess proper form for each exercise and how to correct improper execution
  • Outline and practice manual and verbal cueing for each exercise
  • Consider the integration of STOTT PILATES into clinical scenarios

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork - RM1

This module introduces you to the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and how they apply to modified Matwork exercises. Light equipment including balls, bands and rollers are used to emphasize lumbo-pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and the role they play in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identification of proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on spinal, pelvic and scapular conditions.
  • Over 35 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • Please see admission section for more details

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 6 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8
Required materials

Education material

Manuals (2):

  • Comprehensive Matwork Manual
  • RMR1 Support Material Book* (may have already purchased from RR1)

DVD (1):

  • Back Care Repertoire ( Back Care Level 1, Be Kind to Your Spine, Back Care Level 2, Pain Free Posture, and Back Care Level 3, Standing Tall)

Equipment required

Mat component:

1 per Student: Mat; Flex-Band® exerciser; Fitness Circle® resistance ring; Mini Stability Ball™;

1 per 2 Students: Arc Barrel or BOSU* Balance Trainer; Foam Roller™; Stability Ball™; Foam Cushions A, B & C; Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad; Gripper Mat; 2 Rotational Disks

Note: small equipment in Mat component is also used in the Reformer component

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork - RM2

Building on the biomechanical and stabilization principles learned in RM1, this module will teach you exercises that are designed to prevent and rehabilitate common injuries by balancing and strengthening muscles around the joints in order to restore and maintain healthy movement patterns. Emphasis on core stability while mobilizing the peripheral joints. Typically courses are conducted over 3 days.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identifying proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • Application to injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle
  • Over 25 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • RMR1 or RM1

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 6 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8
Required materials

Education material

Manuals (2):

  • RMR2 Support Material Book
  • Comprehensive Matwork Manual

Equipment required

Mat component:

1 per Student: Mat; Flex-Band® exerciser; Fitness Circle® resistance ring; Mini Stability Ball™; Foam Roller™; Stability Ball™; 2 Toning Balls™;

1 per 2 Students: Arc Barrel or BOSU* Balance Trainer; Foam Cushions A, B & C, Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad, Gripper Mat; 2 Stability Cushions

Note: small equipment in Mat component is also used in the Reformer component

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer - RR1

This module serves as an introduction to the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and their application to modified exercises on the Reformer. Focus is on lumbo-pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and the role they play in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identifying proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on spinal, pelvic and scapular conditions.
  • Over 60 Reformer exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • Please see admission section for more details

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 6 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8
Required materials

Education material

Manuals (2):

  • Essential Reformer 2nd Ed
  • RMR 1 Support Material (may have already purchased from RM1)

DVD (1):

  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization with Reformer & Vertical Frame

Equipment required

Reformer component:

1 each: Laptop Computer; Projector; Screen

1 per 2 Students: Reformer with V2 Max Plus™; Vertical Frame (Professional or Rehab) including 1-25% , 1-50% and 3-100% springs)

1 per Reformer: Reformer Box; Foam-Grip Handles (included with V2 Max Plus™; Reformer and only needed if there is a vertical frame on Reformer); Extension Straps (included with V2 Max Plus™; Reformer and only needed if there is a vertical frame on Reformer); Jumpboard; Padded Platform Extender; Maple Pole; Rotational Disk; 1 pair of Toning Balls; Flex-Band; Fitness Circle

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer - RR2

This module begins with a review of the biomechanical and stabilization principles learned in RR1, this module demonstrates exercises designed to rehabilitate and prevent common injuries by balancing and strengthening muscles around the joints. Emphasis is on core stability and peripheral joint mobility to restore and maintain healthy movement patterns. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identifying proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on njuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle
  • Over 35 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • RMR 1 or RR1

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum of 6 hours of observation
  • minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8

Required materials

Education material

Manuals (2):

  • RMR2 Support Material Book*
  • Essential reformer manual

DVDs (1):

  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization with Reformer & Vertical Frame

Equipment required

Reformer component:

1 each: Laptop Computer; Projector; Screen

1 per 2 Students: Reformer with V2 Max Plus™; Vertical Frame (Professional or Rehab) including 1-25%, 1-50% and 3-100% springs)

1 per Reformer: Reformer Box; Foam-Grip Handles (included with V2 Max Plus™; Reformer and only needed if there is a vertical frame on Reformer); Extension Straps (included with V2 Max Plus™; Reformer and only needed if there is a vertical frame on Reformer); Long Spine Straps; Jumpboard or Cardio-Tramp; Rotational Diskboard; Padded Platform Extender; Maple Pole; Rotational Disk; 1 pair of Toning Balls; Flex-Band; Fitness Circle; 1 pair of Stability Cushions

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels - RCCB1

This course will teach you how to incorporate the different levels of resistance and support provided by the Cadillac Trapeze Table, Stability Chair and Barrels to improve mobilization and stabilization of the lumbo-pelvic region and shoulder girdle, with an emphasis on their roles in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Typically courses are conducted over 4 days.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identifying proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on spinal, pelvic and scapular conditions.
  • Over 70 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • RMR1 or RM1+RR1

Requirements of certification

  • 24 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 10 hours observation
  • minimum 15 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 59 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 2.4
Required materials

Education material

  1. Rehab Cadillac, Chair & Barrel, Module 1 Course Package

Manuals (6):

  • RCCB1 Support Material Book*
  • Essential Cadillac Manual, 2nd Ed.
  • Complete Stability Chair Manual
  • Complete Arc Barrel Manual
  • Complete Spine Corrector Manual
  • Complete Ladder Barrel Manual

DVDs (1):

  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization on Equipment

Additional languages:

A number of required resources are available in languages other than English. Please click here for more information.

Optional resources:

Manuals:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Cadillac Manual

DVDs:

  • Essential Cadillac, 2nd Ed.
  • Intermediate Cadillac, 2nd Ed.
  • Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair, 2nd Ed.
  • Split-Pedal Stability Chair
  • Complete Barrel Repertoire
  • V2 Max Plus Programming

* This item can only be purchased by calling the training center where you are taking the course.

Equipment required

1 per 6 Students: Cadillac or Rehab V2 Max Plus™; Reformer Vertical Frame* and Mat Converter*; Extension Straps; Ladder Barrel; 1 pair of Rotational Disks (10" or 12")

1 per 3 Students: Split-Pedal Stability Chair™; Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad; Foam Cushions A & C; Arc Barrel; Spine Corrector; Mini Stability Ball™; Padded Platform Extender; Reformer Box; 1 pair of Toning Balls™;

1 per Student:Mat; Flex-Band® exerciser

* Some of the repertoire will not be covered if this equipment is used.

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels - RCCB2

Building on your knowledge from RCCB1, This course will teach you how to stabilize the musculo-skeletal structures with a widely varied series of non weight-bearing and weight-bearing exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table, Stability Chair and Barrels. You will begin by targeting the upper and lower extremities and enabling isolation of the joints while maintaining core stability. Then learn how to help patients and clients progress to weight-bearing exercises in order to improve functional alignment and core stability. This course introduces more intermediate level exercises and return to sport and activity progressions.

Details

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identifying proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle
  • Over 70 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • RCCB1

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 10 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 48 hours

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8
Required materials

Education material

  1. Rehab Cadillac, Chair & Barrel, Module 2 Course Package (DV80350)

Manuals (1):

  • RCCB2 Support Material Book*

DVDs (1):

  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization on Equipment

Additional languages:

A number of required resources are available in languages other than English. Please click here for more information.

Optional resources:

Manuals:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Cadillac Manual

DVDs:

  • Essential Cadillac, 2nd Ed.
  • Intermediate Cadillac, 2nd Ed.
  • Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair, 2nd Ed.
  • Split-Pedal Stability Chair
  • Complete Barrel Repertoire
  • V2 Max Plus Programming

* This item can only be purchased by calling the training center where you are taking the course.

Equipment required

1 BOSU* balance trainer for demonstration:

1 per 6 Students: Cadillac or Rehab V2 Max Plus™; Reformer Vertical Frame* and Mat Converter; Extension Straps; Ladder Barrel; 1 pair of Rotational Disks (10" or 12")

1 per 3 Students: Split-Pedal Stability Chair™; Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad; Foam Cushions A & C; Arc Barrel; Spine Corrector; Mini Stability Ball™; Padded Platform Extender; Reformer Box

1 per Student: Mat; Flex-Band® Exerciser; 1 pair of Toning Balls™;

* Some of the repertoire will not be covered if this equipment is used.

Admission

Applications are accepted from the following licensed or certified professionals only:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists
  • Final year health professional student
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Medical or Sports Medicine Doctors
  • PTA & OTA Assistants
  • Professionals with minimum of 2 years of full time study from a certifying/licensing/degree granting institution in anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, exercise prescription with clinical experience, who have been granted the right to assess, diagnose, treat, and prescribe exercise for the rehabilitation and/or prevention of injuries

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Exams

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Fees

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Note:
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