The APPI Matwork Pilates teacher training series has been designed for those of you teaching in the rehabilitation setting or looking to offer clinically-safe Pilates techniques. It is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

The APPI 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 & Advance

Further information

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.

Course Content


APPI have analysed all 34 traditional matwork Pilates exercises, and broken them down into a step by step guide from day one pain right through to elite level sport. Most importantly, every stage has a clinical reason as to why you should choose that exercise for your client.

Pilates as you have never seen it before, the complete programme based on pain, pathology and function.
Understand the evidence behind this popular exercise method.
Learn the 5 stage rehabilitation programme that is now leading the industry in the UK.
Identify how to clinically reason every exercise and incorporate it into your practice.



These courses are open to: Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Sports Rehabilitation Therapists (with degree level qualification), Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Doctors, final year physiotherapy students, those holding either a Human Movement or a Sports Science degree. (If you hold any other qualifications outside the above criteria, please contact us above for a call back and we can chat through your options).



Attaining certification as an APPI Rehabilitation Pilates Matwork Instructor requires completion of all three matwork courses, pre-course requirements, hours of observation, self practice, practice teaching and the certification exam (to be completed after matwork level three).

Before attendance of this course we would recommend that you:

Read the recommended reading articles
Attend 5 hours of Pilates classes or Pilates one to one sessions
Watch two deep neck flexor workshop videos 

What are course attendees saying about the Matwork courses?

"The presenter was exceptional and obviously very knowledgeable and experienced."
MW1 - February 2017

"Very interactive and relevant to real life situations and very helpful for building confidence for taking a class."
MW2 May 2016

 Very good instructor who was easy going & taught well. Created a very relaxed yet challenging learning environment. My body was so sore afterwards!
MW3 - May 2016

"Brilliant instructor very motivational and inspiring gave loads of modifications and ideas,"
MW1 - June 2015

 Fantastic introduction to pilates, great understanding of how the exercises work in a clinical setting & a great addition to "toolbox"
MW1 May 2015


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Matwork Certification Series