APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation

APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation courses are designed for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, strength/conditioning and pain – they are the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

The APPI curriculum is designed by Physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement.

Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

Matwork Certification

Based on the most up to date evidence of spinal stability, pelvic stability, strength and conditioning and pain—this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.


APPI have analyzed all 34 traditional Matwork exercises, and broken them down into a step-by-step guide from day 1 Pain, right through to elite level sport. Most importantly, every stage has a clinical reason as to why you would choose that exercise for your client.

APPI’s Matwork Pilates training series is formed of three 2 day courses;

  • Matwork Level One – The Foundation
  • Matwork Level Two – Class Instructor
  • Matwork Level Three – Intermediate & Advanced

Courses can be booked individually or receive a discount by booking all three levels together.

Matwork Level 1

APPI’s Matwork level 1 foundation course provides rehabilitation  professionals with essential, fundamental knowledge to begin

offering modified Pilates to their clients recovering from back pain and other injuries. Drawing upon relevant clinical research, APPI Pilates Matwork level 1 provides an evidence based approach to teaching Pilates in the clinical setting.

For more information on this course, including course dates and locations, click here.

Testimonials from this course

‘I loved this course. I will be able to apply the information immediately to to my clinical practice. It is great that it is sculpted to help the average physiotherapy patient.’ MW1 – Palo Alto, CA Apr 2017

‘One of more informative courses I’ve taken in my 22years of practice as it relates to relative and practical strategies that can be brought back to the clinic .’ MW1 – Palo Alto, CA Apr 2017

‘I cannot quantitate the amount I learned but I can predict that every future patient I have will benefit from the knowledge I gained in the past 2 days.’ MW1 – Fort Worth, Mar 2017

‘I learned so much in this course. It made me rethink how I have been approaching my treatment of patients, particularly those with low back pain.’ MW1 – Fort Worth, Mar 2017


Matwork Level 2

The next level in your training program will focus solely on group teaching, and empower you to begin the journey from clinician to your own group Pilates Instruction. In this course you will learn the vital aspects of class planning, warm-ups, cool downs, standing exercises, and how to design population-specific classes.

Matwork Level 3

This two day course builds upon the movements, understanding, cueing and exercise selection from Matwork Level One. The conversion from beginner to more advanced movements will facilitate the unique shift from just stability to strength and conditioning. This progression from rehabilitation to full health and fitness is a crucial process to achieve your clients’ goals of a full recovery.

Continued Education

APPI courses are recognised by Physiotherapy Associations right across the globe as a valuable source of continued education within the profession. Just some of the associations we are recognised by include:

  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)
  • The Australian Physiotherapy Association (Australia)
  • South African Society of Physical Therapy (South Africa)
    Physio Swiss (Switzerland)
  • Dubai Health Authority (Dubai)
  • Physical Therapy Associations throughout America (contact APPI Team to check for specific states)

Other Associations/Recognition:

Athletic Trainers:
APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider and our courses are approved for Category A CEUs for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086. If you are outside of the USA and would like BOC points for your APPI course please contact the APPI team no later than 21 days prior to the course.

European Credit Transfer System
APPI’s Matwork Certification Series is eligible for ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points

Meet APPI’s International Representative in Luxembourg

Angeliki Kostaki

Angeliki is an MSc Physiotherapist and an APPI Pilates Matwork Instructor. She qualified as a physiotherapist in Greece 2008 (TEI PATRAS, Physiotherapy Department) and later on gained her MSc degree in Sports Injury Management at Sheffield Hallam University. Angeliki has also completed training for Ante- Postnatal Pilates. Functional movement, core stability, strengthening and good posture are vital during rehabilitation progress and this is why she decided to explore further Pilates. She loves helping people to overcome their pain and injuries though appropriate exercise and advice and a successful outcome is the best reward for her!

She is highly motivated and likes professional development through research and studies. She is a strong supporter of the ancient quote: “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, loves swimming and of course she is a fan of Pilates!