Injuries & Special Populations

EARLY BIRD 4 weeks before less than 4 weeks before
899,10€ 999€ 1098,90€

*If the course starts on February 2nd, registration for the Early Bird must be done before December 1st. 


The STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. It is important to note that this course will NOT prepare students to diagnose or treat any specific injuries or conditions or prescribe exercises for these populations without consultation with an appropriate health practitioner (i.e. Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist or similarly recognized health care professional).


Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification.


General course objectives:

  • Discuss the Pilates instructor’s role in the rehabilitative process
  • Examine the industry standards for screening clients and learn how to begin a Pilates program to safely and appropriately work with special populations
  • Discuss the three-level muscle classification system
  • Develop and be able to apply a rehabilitative approach based on current models of joint stability
  • Examine optimal and dysfunctional biomechanical patterns in various regions of the body
  • Review the most common injuries and special populations that may be encountered
  • Review appropriate exercise progressions for those injuries and special populations
  • Practice programming for specific injuries and special populations


What you will learn:

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises


Requirements of certification:

24 hours of instruction

No physical review, observation or practice teaching required



Students must have completed the IMP or IR or CMR


Continuing Education Credits:


REPs 16.0

canfitpro 4.0


Required materials:


Education material:


ISP Course Package-DVD

ISP Resource Guide Manual

ISP Manual

Back care repertoire (3 disc set)

Be Kind to Your Spine DVD

Pain-Free Posture DVD

Standing Tall DVD

Formation blessures et populations spécifiques