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APPI Equipment Level 3 - Spinal Articulation & Stretching

$870.00 inc. GST

The extreme versatility of the large Pilates equipment really comes into play during APPI Equipment Level 3 which explores articulation and stretching.  During this course, you will build upon fundamental movements taught on Equipment Levels 1 and Equipment Level 2. The large Pilates equipment can offer fantastic options for your patients to begin to increase range of motion in a safe and progressive manner.  Imagination is the only limitation to the possible repertoire.  Using the resistance of the springs to support the movement, learn how to modify the traditional exercises to safer options for the clinical environment.  We know we need our clients to move, but we also know after injury there can be a lot of apprehensions. Using the equipment can really give your clients the confidence they need to progressively move beyond uniplanar movements, an important consideration when attempting to prepare the body to cope with normal and sometimes unpredictable daily movement. 

Course sessions

Location Address Dates
VIC Unite Health | 18 St Edmonds Road Prahran VIC 3181 | 9am-5pm each day Start date: 20 Jul 2024 09:00
End date: 21 Jul 2024 17:00
QLD Forge Pilates 249 Montague Road West End QLD 4101 | Sat 10am - 5pm & Sun 9am-5pm Start date: 24 Aug 2024 10:00
End date: 25 Aug 2024 17:00
WA ProMotion Physio + Pilates | 9 Leura Avenue Claremont WA 6010 | Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 9am-5pm Start date: 24 Aug 2024 10:00
End date: 25 Aug 2024 17:00
SA Move for Better Health | 277 Unley Road Malvern SA 5061 | Sat 10.30am-6pm & Sun 9am-5pm Start date: 24 Aug 2024 10:30
End date: 25 Aug 2024 17:00
VIC Unite Health 18 St Edmonds Road Prahran VIC 3181 | 10am-6pm each day Start date: 12 Sep 2024 10:00
End date: 13 Sep 2024 18:00
NSW Balmain Sports Medicine | 118 Victoria Road Rozelle NSW 2039 | 9am-5pm each day Start date: 16 Nov 2024 09:00
End date: 17 Nov 2024 17:00
  • Course outline
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APPI Equipment Level 3 includes flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion based movements as well as combined movements and stretches for the reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and arc barrels are taught and practised. Participants build upon the foundations gained during Equipment Level 1 & Equipment Level 2 courses, learning a further twenty-four movements through observation, self-practice and practice teaching.


The clinical application of all movements is discussed throughout the teaching and also through a presenter-led workshop in clinical application. Case studies are reviewed and participants have the opportunity to design and discuss their own treatment plans. Visual imagery for fluid spinal movement aims to assist participants to develop their cueing and facilitation skills.

Equipment Level 4 - Progressions and planning is the final course in the APPI Pilates Equipment Certification. 

In this video Cat Standing Front on the split pedal chair is demonstrated - one of the spinal articulation exercises covered during APPI Pilates Equipment Level 3



-  I really enjoyed the number of ways to approach spinal flexibility and the tactile cueing pointers that were demonstrated.

- Great clinical applications for clients who have progressed out of pain

- Great group of people, and very high knowledgable presenter.

- Fantastic presenter - really sound understanding of all concepts, able to keep simple and concise at the same time!

- Kathryn is extremely inspiring with her in-depth knowledge and passion that translates into an efficient teaching style.

- The instructor focused on clinical reasoning for each exercise and demonstrated many modifications for the exercises.

APPI Equipment Level 1 & 2 is the prerequisite for this course.  To view our upcoming Level 1 course dates click here.

This course is open to: Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Myotherapists/ Massage Therapists, Physiotherapy students, Cert 3 Fitness Instructors and Pilates Instructors.  If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly.

Would you like more information? Just get in touch and we will email you our full APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification course details.


Speak with one of our Pilates educators. Call  03 9525 0080 or email us