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Upcoming Courses at Life Fit

2022 Courses

Life Fit Wellness and APPI present:

Pilates Matwork Level One

About APPI’s Matwork Series

The APPI curriculum is designed by physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation. They look at all types of pathology, movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics to underpin the use of each and every exercise in the programme. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on movement dysfunction, segmental spinal stabilisation, integrated musculofascial patterns, pelvic stability and functional movement retraining form the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

The Matwork Pilates training series has been designed specifically for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, musculofascial alignment, functional retraining principles, strength/conditioning and pain science – this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

What will be covered in this course?

APPI’s Matwork Level 1 course is the first step in the Matwork certification series and gives you the skills to begin delivering 1:1, clinically reasoned, Pilates based treatment plans for your clients. During this course you will be given the essential, fundamental knowledge to begin offering Pilates to clients recovering from back pain and other injuries. Drawing upon relevant clinical research, this course provides an evidence based approach to teaching Pilates in the clinical setting.

Life Fit Wellness and APPI present:

Pilates Matwork Level Two

About APPI’s Matwork Series

The APPI curriculum is designed by physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation. They look at all types of pathology, movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics to underpin the use of each and every exercise in the programme. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on movement dysfunction, segmental spinal stabilisation, integrated musculofascial patterns, pelvic stability and functional movement retraining form the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

The Matwork Pilates training series has been designed specifically for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, musculofascial alignment, functional retraining principles, strength/conditioning and pain science – this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

What will be covered in this course?

During the course you will learn the vital aspects of assessment, screening, class planning, warm-ups and cool downs. This course begins to incorporate a large amount of standing Pilates exercises to further enhance the clients ability to progress the Matwork exercises from the Level 1 program. This leads to greater bone building capacity of the client and ads a large functional component to your classes.

On day 2 we progress onto class designs, population specific class programs, use of small equipment in Pilates classes and a specific workshop on stretching in Pilates classes. You will also learn and refine your cueing skills that are essential in running a seamless class and learn how to achieve flow in your Pilates mat classes.

2023 Courses

Life Fit Wellness and APPI present:

Pilates Matwork Level Three

About APPI’s Matwork Series

The APPI curriculum is designed by physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation. They look at all types of pathology, movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics to underpin the use of each and every exercise in the programme. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on movement dysfunction, segmental spinal stabilisation, integrated musculofascial patterns, pelvic stability and functional movement retraining form the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

The Matwork Pilates training series has been designed specifically for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, musculofascial alignment, functional retraining principles, strength/conditioning and pain science – this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

What will be covered in this course?

The third and final level in the Matwork Pilates training series which focuses on the intermediate and advanced movements in the APPI repertoire. This two day course builds upon the movements, understanding, cueing and exercise selection from Matwork Level One and Two and progresses you to the final part of your matwork training. The conversion from beginner to more advanced movements will facilitate the unique shift from just stability and movement control work to higher level 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.

Life Fit Wellness and NCORE present:

Sporting Upper Limb Masterclass

About this Course

This 2-day course has been shaped to combine effective methods of assessment, treatment, and functional rehabilitation of the whole Upper Limb; Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder. The tutor has a strong background in the management of these areas and will present a course that will allow clinicians to enhance their existing knowledge and impact positively in their respective practice. The content is constantly updated with new evidence-based practice from clinical experience and current research. To date the content delivered by the tutor has been positively received by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors, and other allied professionals. Whether you are working in a private clinic, hospital setting, MOD, or sporting environment you will surely find this to be immediately applicable to your role. These two days will engage your learning in an interactive and fun environment!

The Matwork Pilates training series has been designed specifically for those teaching in the rehabilitation setting. Based on the most up to date evidence in spinal stability, pelvic stability, musculofascial alignment, functional retraining principles, strength/conditioning and pain science – this is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.

About the Course Tutor

Course tutor Ian has been a sport physiotherapist for over 20 years, with considerable time spent managing the medical services and wider multidisciplinary team for the Great Britain Boxing program. He has attended a vast array of competitions, including multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games, supporting elite athletes on their path to success. Ian is an Upper Limb Injury Specialist with the prestigious English Institute of Sport (EIS), providing a clinical expertise role to various Olympic and Paralympic Sports. He is also the physiotherapist/cutman with team Anthony Joshua, as well as supporting other professional boxers. Further, he provides private specialist consultations (ONLINE and/or face-to-face) on Upper Limb MSK injuries to both sporting and non-sporting clientele. Ian has a passion for teaching, delivering regular national/international educational workshops, webinars, and at conferences on diverse areas linked to Upper Limb sport injuries. He is a regular visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University London (QMUL), as well as collaborating with other universities. Further, he is a PhD candidate in Upper Limb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Ian enjoys the diversity of clinical, research and education which he finds complement each other towards progressive knowledge in the upper limb.

You can find Ian on various social media platforms as the #theboxingphysio

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