Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements. Application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Further discussion of case studies and current research will demonstrate how a Pilates-based treatment program can help improve core stabilization, balance, coordination, postural awareness, strength, flexibility, and mobility. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and evolution of Pilates.
  • Describe the principles of Pilates and their applications.
  • Understand the benefits of Pilates specifically in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Actively demonstrate and teach basic Pilates mat exercises that can be implemented in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Enhance functional outcomes by utilizing Pilates principles for patients presenting with symptoms such as, gait disorders, ataxia and/or balance disorders.
  • Improve balance, stability and core strength in the geriatric population and in patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or Parkinsons Disease.
  • Utilize Pilates exercises to enhance outcomes for orthopedic issues, such as overuse injuries, arthritis, postural disorders, mal-alignment issues, low back pain and sacroiliac joint instability.
  • Demonstrate and teach Pilates exercises with use of small props, such as foam rolls, rings/circles, and Swiss balls.
  • Understand proper progression of the mat exercises with discretion of patient appropriateness.
  • Discuss the latest evidence for integrating Pilates in the orthopedic and neurologic and geriatric populations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding in how to properly document using Pilates exercises in rehabilitation programs, including G-codes and functional testing.
  • Instructor name

    Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS

    My focus is on improving daily function through innovative yet effective, safe, and evidence-based treatments.
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    OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    CentraState Medical Center

    Freehold, NJ

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    November 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    San Ramon Regional Medical Center

    San Ramon, CA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes

    Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95

    Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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