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 cueing techniques and tactile facilitation.

Rehab Program choices:

  • Spinal, Pelvis & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork – RM1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork – RM2
  • Spinal, Pelvis & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer -RR1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer -RR2
  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – RCCB1
  • Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – RCCB2
The foundational theories that guide the STOTT PILATES® curriculum relate to the understanding of dynamic stability and neuromotor control. Delays in motor control and imbalance between the deep local and the superficial global muscles have been implicated in pain and dysfunction.
(1)Specific stabilization training has been demonstrated to reduce pain, disability and recurrence rates for numerous musculoskeletal conditions.
(2)The STOTT PILATES approach to rehabilitation is based on reestablishing dynamic control of the local and global muscular systems
(3)and restoring dynamic balance of stability and mobility.
(4)The integrated Model of Function
(5)is used as a foundation for the clinical reasoning throughout STOTT PILATES.
Local and global muscle facilitation is achieved through the use of specific STOTT PILATES exercises and
equipment. Skilled motor training principles guide patient education, verbal cueing, imagery and palpation.
(1)Tsao et al, 2011;Hodges and Richardson, 1996, (2) Ferreira et al, 2006, (3) Comerford & Mottram, 2001; Richardson et al, 1998, (4)Sahrmann 2002

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

This is the one we are currently offering:

Spinal, Pelvis & 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.

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


Please see Admission Tab 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