Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

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Why take this course?


This one day course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study materials with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Pilates is an effective treatment tool when properly integrated into a rehabilitation program. The proper integration of Pilates principles for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations will be presented during the online educational course and reinforced with a one day hands-on training session supported with lecture. Case study presentations with discussion of the supporting theories of Pilates exercises are integrated into the live and online materials. Expert HD video demonstrates, with narration, over 80 Pilates techniques and exercises and is delivered online and with a DVD. The live session reinforces these concepts and techniques and provides comprehensive lab sessions devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of Pilates in rehabilitation (including references to current research articles, types of exercises, effectiveness of Pilates, comparison of Pilates with other forms of exercises, and the use of Pilates in various patient populations) and a professionally filmed and mastered interactive DVD with online access.

This course will provide a deeper understanding of how to properly perform and instruct patients on Pilates techniques. This understanding forms the basis for integrating Pilates principles, fundamental and core stabilization exercises into your specific rehab programs and real life patient related functional activities. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

Course Objectives


  • Discuss the latest evidence based research for integrating Pilates in 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.
  • Understand proper progression of some of the basic mat exercises, with and without props, with discretion of patient appropriateness.
  • Actively perform and demonstrate basic Pilates mat exercises that can be implemented in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Actively perform, demonstrate, and teach Pilates exercises with use of small props, including foam rolls, resistance bands, Pilates rings, and Swiss balls.
  • Understand the benefits of Pilates, specifically in the rehabilitation setting, for a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations.
  • Develop progressive rehab programs utilizing the fundamentals of Pilates principles for a variety of diagnoses to include: geriatric, neurological, work related in injuries, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

Instructed by: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS


My focus is on improving daily function through innovative yet effective, safe, and evidence-based treatments.

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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All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is an AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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