''I work with acute neurological patients, this is very thought provoking, I will apply this in my clinical setting. Thank you!'' Pilates & Neurology participant - Pilates & Neurology
''I recently attended the APPI Pilates and the Gym Ball and Theraband Courses. I have never been on a course where I have been able to apply so much of what I had learnt to my clinical practise. I thought the course instructor Sarah was brilliant. Her use of visual imagery has really benefited how I teach the exercises. Her method of explanation was so clear and she drew her examples from her own patient experience. I thought the Theraband course would be at too higher level for the majority of my patients, but found some of the principals aid facilitation which I have found really useful. Thank you so much! I will have to book the small equipment course now!'' Emily Harvey - Pilates & the Ball and Pilates & the Theraband
'' I would like take this opportunity to say that I have found all the material I learnt in your courses really good and I use it every day in clinical practice’’ Ailish Cleary - APPI Fully Certified Matwork Instructor & MAPPI
'' Great course! Very good lectures! ’’ Larissa Molloy - Matwork Level Two
''It was very inspirational and very helpful - lots of great ideas! ’’ Zarina Dean - Matwork Level Two
''We had a very positive experience hosting the Matwork Level 1 course at our local hospital. The APPI provide an excellent service - response to email and phone queries was always very prompt and informative and the staff were extremely pleasant to deal with.
The course itself was conducted in a very informal manner with ample time provided for both practical and theoretical elements.
All in all, I would have no hesitation in hosting another APPI course at our venue – a sentiment echoed by the the course participants, most of whom are very keen to partake in the Matwork Level 2 course in the near future!’' Colette Smee - South Tipperary General Hospital - Host - MW1
'' One of the best courses I’ve been on. Both tutors were excellent. Thank you!'' Kate Peckham - Matwork Level Three
'' Very enjoyable course! Lots more ideas to take away and use! ’’ Jane Conroy - Pilates and the Ball
''Very enjoyable, looking forward to utilising in clinical practice and returning for instructor course ’’ Tanya Booth - - Matwork Level One
'' Excellent, looking forward to setting up my own classes ’’ Caroline Farquharson - Matwork Level Two
'' This course has given me the confidence to apply my Pilates Knowledge to this special population. I feel really prepared to start taking classes now - Thank you for a great course! '' Molly Samson - Ante/Post Natal
''Very enjoyable course, extremely knowledgeable tutors ’’ Saoirse Devey - Matwork Level One
''Excellent tutors – knowledgeable, professional, patient and great fun to boot! They made the time fly in an interesting and practical way. The examples used were from their own patient practice and experience. There was an emphasis on modifying some of the more traditional exercises and the importance of being able to perform Pilates before teaching it to patients/clients. Each physiotherapy participant who may have had a dodgy shoulder or lower back returned home with lots of practical advice to address their own problems.
As the course organiser I did not get one negative comment and would have been surprised if I had. Positive and enthusiastic was the reaction of the participants over the weekend. High praise indeed from a tough crowd! Praise to the administration staff also- who made this quiet painless to organize – with the lists, instructions and guidance that mapped my way from ‘A to Z’. Again thanks for all your help ’’ Marian Mullaney - Host Matwork Level One
'' Excellent – best APPI course I’ve been on – lots really clicked into place due to the excellent teaching – thank you '' Caroline Bond - Equipment Level One
'' Absolutely brilliant course. Good balance of practical/teaching exercises. Thank-you so much – I have learnt so much which I hope I can apply to my amputee patients. I should have come on the course years ago’’ Maggie Uden - - Matwork Level One
'' Really good explanations & enjoyable variations on exercises – gave good ideas. Good feedback from the instructor! '' Peter West - Pilates and the Theraband
'' I completed the equipment training with APPI in 2006 and became a certified equipment instructor in March 2007 having taken the exam in February. The training has completely changed the way I work and is, for me, the missing part of the jigsaw. As time has gone on, I have learnt more and more as I use the equipment. I now have a trapeze table and split pedal chair in my clinic room and use it as a routine part of assessment. By getting a patient on the reformer it gives myself and the patient a clear picture of any faulty movement patterns and therefore why they are getting pain. From there I use the equipment to correct the faulty movement pattern and progress on to daily functional activities to whatever levels they aspire to, be it walking the dog or competitive golf. I feel the most valuble way I can use the equipment is in the treatment of patients with persistent pain. These patients often feel they are at the end of the line. By using the equipment and getting them stabilising in a safe and supervised environment it gives them back the confidence to move normally and so reduce their pain by inhibiting tight and over-firing muscles. This ,they find incredibly empowering and means that they can influence their own pain. How amazing is that!'' Claire Sanderson - Fully Qualified APPI Equipment Instructor