Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes

This film is professionally directed and produced to maximize the visual and educational appeal. Purchase the convenient, effective online training with the DVD and you will receive instant online access to the course material and the video based education. We ship you the DVD for self study offline or to train groups of professionals. Complete the online course, take the course test and print your certificate instantly. A great way to supplement your hands on continuing education courses!

Online Continuing Education Course

  • Professional film designed with interactive menus and instructional video
  • Can be purchased and used separately from the online continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  • Share among teams of therapists, Call for a group rate.
This intermediate level online continuing education course is applicable for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. This is an intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: intervention.
  • Delivers medical content, medical illustrations, medical animations to PC, Mac, Smartphone or tablet
  • Provides continuing medical education online course credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA licensing requirements
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score

Sample Film Clip

Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

    • Understand the benefits of Pilates, specifically in the rehabilitation setting.
    • Describe all the principles of Pilates and the applications of each in a clinical setting.
    • Be able to perform a variety of Pilates exercises and teach patients the appropriate exercises for their conditions.
    • Understand which Pilates exercises address specific impairments encountered in the rehabilitation setting.
    • Discuss the latest evidence for integrating Pilates into the orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations.
    • Demonstrate understanding in the practical application of Pilates exercises covering a variety of conditions and diagnoses that are presented in a case study format.
    • Develop progressive rehab programs utilizing the fundamentals of Pilates principles for a variety of diagnoses to include geriatric, neurological, work related injuries, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

Professional Value of the Film

OT PT Online Continuing Education Course with a DVD

  • An educational program designed to assist the therapist master Pilates exercises and incorporate Pilates into their rehab programs.
  • DVD provides an continual contribution to your professional development, not just a one time CEU usage
  • Share the DVD with a collegue or group of collegues, they can purchase just the CEU online home study portion and save money


Featured Medical Educator

Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS,is the founder and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy and Health Services in Park Ridge, Illinois. She enjoys treating people of various conditions and of all ages, including neurologic, orthopedic, and vestibular. However, Sara and her clinic specialize in the evaluation and treatment of various neurological diagnoses, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, gait, balance disorders, and peripheral and central vestibulopathies. Sara has developed successful treatment programs for the neurologically-involved patient that focus on using current concepts in the health and fitness world and findings from evidence-based research. She incorporates her philosophy of “total health and well- being” when developing her comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Dr. Koveleski Kraut established a successful clinic by effectively communicating with local neurologists and providing successful outcomes for her patients diagnosed with neurological diseases.

Sara earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. She completed her professional practicum at The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis, the largest and most comprehensive research center in the world dedicated to spinal cord injuryresearch. Upon graduation from PT school, she received an award for excellence in clinical education. Since graduation, Sara regularly returned to the university as a guest lecturer. Dr. Koveleski Kraut is a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

Still running her private practice and seeing patients, Dr. Koveleski Kraut officially joined the Physical Therapy faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2015. Teaching in the DPT curriculum, she focuses on clinical applications in the neurologic and vestibular settings. Sara also leads multiple student research groups studying the effectiveness of group exercise on balance and fall risk in community-dwelling older adults. She is also part of a interprofessional team of researchers at the university performing a Department of Defense-funded research study on improving balance confidence in trans-tibial prosthesis users.

She also provides local community education regarding health issues and rehabilitation. Sara is an active member of the APTA (Private Practice Section) and Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), as well as the IPTA’s Illinois Network of Independent Physical Therapists, in which she currently serves as Secretary.

Aside from her professional involvement in physical therapy, Sara stays active in the health and fitness world. She is a certified Pilates instructor, AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, an ACE certified personal trainer. Sara continues to teach community-based fitness classes at local health clubs and the park district. Sara has an extensive history of working with Bally Total Fitness in the media and has promoted health and fitness at multiple local Chicago events, including the Taste of Chicago, the NBC Health and Fitness Expo, and local news reports. She has also participated in several marathons. Sara incorporates her healthy, active lifestyle into the development of comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

Dr. Koveleski Kraut is passionate about education and is always excited to share her 15+ years of clinical experience with therapists around the country, as she has been a national educator for over a decade.

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Over 89 Pilates Exercises with expert narration
$ 89.95

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Introduction and discussion regarding the benefits of Pilates

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Pilates effect on improving strength
  • Muscle flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Posture and conditioning of the body

The Eight Pilates Principles - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Breathing
  • Core Control
  • Alignment and Posture
  • Spinal Articulation
  • Precision and Control
  • Movement Integration

Pilates Exercise Guide - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

    Each exercise is throughly explained in each movie segment

  • Imprinting
  • Lower Extremity Movements with Neutral Pelvic Alignment

  • Heel Slides
  • Knee Extension with Heel slide
  • Knee Extended Leg Lowering and Lifting
  • Bent-Knee Hip Circles with Neutral Pelvis
  • Table Toe taps
  • Table Toe taps with Arm Lifts
  • Bridging
  • Bridging with Modifications
  • Mat Exercises

  • The Hundred
  • Half Roll Up
  • Roll-Up
  • Single Leg Circles
  • Single Leg Stretch
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Single Straight Leg Stretch (scissors)

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Criss-Cross
  • Spine Stretch Forward
  • The Corkscrew
  • The Corkscrew II
  • The Saw
  • Spine Twist
  • The Jackknife
  • Front/Back - Side Kick Series
  • Up/Down - Side Kick Series
  • Circles - Side Kick Series
  • Double Leg Lift - Side Kick Series
  • Bicycle - Side Kick Series
  • Clams
  • Side Plank
  • Modified Side Plank
  • Front Leg Pull
  • Mermaid
  • Swimming

Standing Exercises

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Criss-Cross
  • The Saw
  • The Hundred - Legs on Ball
  • The Hundred - Small Ball Behind Back
  • The Half Roll Up - Legs on Ball
  • The Half Roll Up - Holding Swiss Ball
  • Double Leg Stretch - Holding Ball
  • Criss-Cross - Legs on Swiss Ball
  • Shoulder Bridge - Beginner
  • Shoulder Bridge - Intermediate
  • Shoulder Bridge - Advanced
  • Mermaid
  • Swan Dive - Intermediate
  • Swan Dive - Advanced
  • The Saw

Exercises with Foam Roll

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Scapular Elevation/ Depression
  • Scapular Protraction/ Retraction
  • Supine on Foam Roll
  • Tabletop Leg Lowering
  • Tabletop Toe Taps
  • Double - Supine, Tabletop Leg Lowering
  • Obliques - Supine, Tabletop Leg Lowering
  • Bridging - Supine on Foam Roll
  • Bridging - Feet on Foam Roll
  • Single Leg Circles
  • Trunk Extensions with Forearm on Foam

Exercises with Ring/Circle

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • The Hundred
  • The Half Roll-Up
  • The Corkscrew
  • Bridging - Ring Between Thighs
  • Bridging - Ring Under Foot
  • Spine Twist
  • Hamstring Stretch
  • Inner Thigh Stretch
  • Outer Thigh Stretch
  • Prone Trunk Extension

Exercises with Bosu Trainer

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT
  • Lower Extremity Movements
  • Bridging with Feet on the BOSU® Trainer
  • Half Roll
  • Roll Up
  • Single Leg Stretch
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Criss Cross
  • Modified Side Plank
  • Front Leg Pull
  • The Hundred
  • Exercises with Bands

  • Clams
  • Sitting Spine Twist
  • Bent-Knee Single Leg Circles
  • Single Leg Circles
  • Side Lying Hip Circles
  • Front Leg Pulls

Case Study 1 - Post ACL Reconstruction - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

A 21-year old male has been in PT for the past 6 weeks post ACL reconstruction on the right knee.

Case Study 2 - Total Hip Replacement - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

A 70-year old female is 5 weeks post-op for a left total hip replacement (posterior THR precautions).

Case Study 3 - Multiple Sclerosis - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

Patient is a 40-year old female was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 5 years ago. She currently complains of mild difficulty with walking, occasional losses of balance, and generalized upper and lower extremity weakness. Her goals for PT are to improve her walking, balance, and upper body strength.

Case Study 4 - Stroke Patient - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

A patient is a 68-year old male who reports having a stroke 3 weeks ago. Prior to the stroke, he states he was working full-time as an electrician. He states he usually plays golf twice per week and enjoys spending time with his 3 young grandchildren. He states his goals for PT are to improve his walking, return to work, return to golf, and return to being able to play with his grandkids.

Case Study 5 - Lower Back Pain - Highlights

Pilates for use in Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course for PT and OT

A patient is an 80-year old female who currently complains of right low back pain that radiates into her right buttock and posterior thigh. She states she had an MRI last week and her doctor diagnosed her with lumbar stenosis. Aggravating factors include prolonged walking and prolonged standing. She usually feels better with sitting and bending forward. She states she is very active and would like to return to her previous level of activity which includes walking on the track at the senior center and attending her Tai Chi class.



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