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FAQ’S

Am I eligible to attend a course?
Why should I attend a course with Unite Health Management?
Where do the courses take place?
How do I enroll onto a course?
What happens after I enroll onto a course?
What is the difference between the APPI and other Pilates training schools?
What happens if I am no longer able to attend a course?
What is clinical Pilates?

 

Q) Am I eligible to attend a course?
A) Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Doctors, Myotherapists/ Massage Therapists and Physiotherapy students are eligible to attend the below courses.  The minimum requirement to attend one of the below training courses is a 3 year health degree. 

  • APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Series
  • APPI Pilates Equipment Certification Series
  • APPI Pilates CPD Courses
  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 1
  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 2

Pilates Instructors who have completed their training with another institute are eligible to attend the below courses;

  • APPI Pilates Equipment Certification Series
  • APPI CPD Courses
  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 1
  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 2

Yoga Instructors are eligilble to attend the below courses; 

  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 1
  • Therapeutic Yoga Level 2

If you hold a qualification outside of the above or would like to discuss your previous training with us to see if a course would be suitable for you please contact head office.

Our online CPD courses are open to all and do not have any prerequisites to enrol. 

 

Q) Why should I attend a course with Unite Health?
A) Our goal is to provide physiotherapists and allied health professionals across Australia with comprehensive continual professional development courses. Our phenomenal team of presenters are highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists and are at the forefront of the their respective fields. Our courses are highly practical and aim to provide you with teh tools to implement into your clinical practise immediately.  

 

Q) Where do the courses take place?
A) We are proud to deliver our courses across Australia. We currently have course venues located in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide, for more information visit our course venue page. We also offer you the opportunity to host a course at your venue for more information please visit our host a course page.

 

Q) How do I enroll onto a course?
A) Course bookings can either be made online by following the ‘book now’ button on the individual course pages or by calling (03) 9981 1860. We use MINDBODY business management software for our course enrolments and payment processing is by EZIDEBIT. Course places do book up 2-3months in advance so please ensure you enrol as soon as possible to ensure availability. To secure your place on a course full payment is required.

 

Q) What happens after I enroll onto a course?  
A) Once you enroll onto a course (online or over the phone) you will receive an automated tax receipt and confirmation email to the email address provided. Included in this email are the below instructions to access our online portal.  For all course related information, you MUST sign in to our online portal. This will allow you to access your online course content or pre-course information about your face -to -face course.

To access your course, please follow the steps below. 

  1. Sign in
  2. Log in with your email address as the username
  3. Input your password 

NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, click on forgotten password and complete the form. An email will be sent to you with a link to change your password. If you don't receive the email within 5 minutes please check your spam/junk email.  You have 30 minutes to reset your password. 

Once logged in:  

  1. Click on ‘ONLINE PORTAL’, 1st item in menu bar, positioned directly underneath the Unite Health logo in the header.
  2. You should then see all the courses you are enrolled onto, select the course you would like to start.
  3. Work your way through the course by completing each tab listed across the top of the page.
  4. Once you have completed the course work, click on ‘Feedback & Certificate’ to complete your feedback and generate your certificate of attendance.   Once your certificate is generated it will automatically be emailed to you. 

For face to face course you will receive a reminder email 1 week prior to your course start date.  If you have any questions prior to the course please always feel free to contact head office.

 

Q) What is the difference between the APPI and other Pilates training schools?
A) The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) was co-founded by Australian Physiotherapists Elisa & Glenn Withers. As physiotherapists, they recognised the demand for more specific Pilates training which targets the higher theoretical and practical experience of higher degree therapists. In response they developed the APPI Pilates Method which presents the most current research relevant to Pilates and teaches a realistic framework of exercises to apply in the clinical setting. APPI courses are different to traditional Pilates courses as these may lack the specificity and research base for use as a clinical tool in the professional health care setting. To ensure the continual development of our health care professions, it is vital that our techniques are based on scientific evidence. All APPI Presenters are also Physiotherapists/ Rehabilitation therapists. Listen to APPI Co-Founder Glenn Withers as he answers this question.

 

Q) What happens if I am no longer able to attend a course?
A) Transfers are accepted with written notice 30 days prior to the course start date. There is a $75.00 administration fee per transfer. Students are allowed to transfer once – after this, no refunds will be issued.  If you transfer from a course the new course date must fall within 12 months of the original course date. No course transfers are accepted within 30 days to the course start date. 

 

Course cancellations: Cancellations are accepted with written notice 30 days prior to the course start date. There is a $150 administration fee per cancellation. No cancellations are accepted within 30 days of the course start date.  For any course package cancellations (Full APPI Matwork & Equipment Certification, Matwork Certification, Equipment Certification and Therapeutic Yoga Series) the full course fee will be charged for courses previously attended, a $150 admin fee will be charged for each course canceled within the series.  Course refunds will be processed within 30 days of confirmation.  Please visit our T&C's for further information. 

 

 

Q) What is clinical Pilates?
A) You will often hear Pilates referred to as ‘Clinical Pilates’ and we are often asked what is the difference between this and ‘regular’ Pilates. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. Originally referred to as ‘Contrology’, Pilates focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing. Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with Physiotherapy (or other allied health services) for the treatment of an injury. This is based on the fact that recent research advocates retraining correct activation of the multifidus, TrA and pelvic floor muscles for patients with low back pain. As Pilates focuses on retraining these stabilising muscles (core stability) and improving balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing it has become an essential tool for many health professionals in their treatments. And so ‘Clinical Pilates’ will often refer to one-on-one treatment by an allied health professional who has designed a specific treatment plan for you in conduction to your injuries. However this is not to say that a Physiotherapist delivering Pilates in a one-on-one setting and not referring to it as ‘Clinical’ is not a specific treatment, they may just choose not to use this term in their marketing strategy. You may also see non degree-level educated Pilates Instructors using the term ‘Clinical Pilates’ – this again is not to say that their treatment to you isn’t tailored but you should just be aware that they would not have completed an allied health degree. Other terms you may hear are ‘Modified Pilates’ and ‘Rehab Pilates’.

 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.