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Course Objetives

BET: Level 1 Extended Pilates based mat work: trunk stabilization postural control
Level 1a: Gain theoretical understanding of the mechanical and neurological mechanisms that may underlie altered neuromuscular pain syndromes. Learn an evidence-based system to effectively teach activation of the key stabilizing muscles about the trunk, consisting of the primary power house: the lumbar-pelvic girdle stabilizing muscles; and the secondary power house: scapular-thoracic girdle. Learn a series of progressive therapeutic exercises to systematically train trunk stability through key points of control, and efficient movement patterns.
Level 1b: Learn a systematic assessment model for determining muscular and skeletal imbalances associated with postural and/or neuromuscular performance dysfunction.
In person workshop: Integration of 1a and 1b. Practice assessment, utilize findings and clinical reasoning process to generate a treatment plan based on Pilates based therapeutic exercise. Effectively apply appropriate neuromuscular interventions that correlate to assessment findings. Re-assessment and evaluation of treatment outcome and treatment progressions.
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What people are saying

This is probably one of the most practical courses I've taken, where I could use all of the material immediately in my practice! The approach and technique works incredibly well on chronic cases, and helps you get to the root of the patient's problem. It also helped me resolve a few of my own dysfunctional movement patterns.

Melanie Soer

Mary Pack Arthritis Program, Vancouver
MaxFit Movement Institute, Port Moody
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Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Level 1a: Introduction to Theoretical and Practical Neuromuscular Re-education Concepts
Level 1b: Basic Neuromuscular Assessment and Treatment for Pilates – based Physiotherapy Interventions

Disrupted muscular control associated with pain, poor posture or altered biomechanics is a component of many chronic or recurring muscular-skeletal clinical conditions seen by physiotherapists.

B.E.T. Pilates is a systematic and progressive therapeutic exercise intervention for rehabilitation developed by Rochenda Howard (Torontonian physiotherapist) and Julia Ellis (professional ballerina and instructor), based on the Pilates Method. (For more information on BET Physio-Pilates:

B.E.T. courses are designed to address imbalances in neuromuscular control inherent in chronic or recurring conditions. The Primary objectives are to learn, as clinicians, how to identify the dysfunctions (1b), and effectively facilitate NMS activity to restore a balanced posture, trunk stability and pain-free movement (1a). These courses are practical in nature. Level 1a provide  theoretical concepts and foundation, together with systematic therapeutic exercise content; 1b train clinical assessment skills easily integrated into your current treatment approach to enhance your clinical outcomes. No Pilates Apparatus is utilized in Level 1. Intervention mat exercises are adapted and modified based on classic Pilates Mat work; relevant for foundational physiotherapy clinical applications.

Course delivery: New extended hybrid model starting February 2023:

1) Theory / lectures purchased and delivered online (pre-requisite)

2) Self-guided study of practical demonstrations of treatment and assessment

3) In-person studio workshop: integration of 1a and 1b – treat a partner.  Consolidation of clinical skills, clinical reasoning, treatment planning and progression principles applied, case study

4) complimentary post-course monthly online live stream exercise practice x 40″ x 4 sessions with Rochenda Howard

5) complimentary membership to BET online academy

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Date: TBD (Email Susan at for inquiry on date of workshop)
Deposit for workshop registration required to proceed to purchase of online course material
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Rochenda Howard Toronto, Ontario
B.A. (P.E.), B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc. Rochenda has a special interest in muscle function and motor learning and in how biomechanical, muscle and movement imbalances contribute to painful conditions. Ms. Howard has focused exclusively on the development of a PILATES-based Physiotherapy treatment system since 1993 and has taught this system internationally since 1997. While based in Hong Kong Rochenda had the privilege to work extensively with the gifted Julia Ellis, a dance instructor, choreographer and Pilates guru and together they founded the successful BET Pilates Centre in 1993. Rochenda worked as a clinician and director until 2011 before returning to her native Toronto where she has established a BET PhysioPilates clinic in West Toronto. Rochenda published the first rigorously designed research study on a Pilates based treatment intervention (for LBP) and is a firm believer in monitoring outcomes and evidence based clinical practice.
Susan Ting Vancouver, British Columbia
Trained in Sydney, Australia, Susan Ting started her practice in Asia. Susan met Rochenda in 1998 when she took BET Level 1 course in Hong Kong. In 2005 Susan began formal training and mentorship with Rochenda. After certification, Susan opened her BET physiotherapy clinic in 2009. Susan also works with osteoarthritis and inflammatory autoimmune conditions at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program in Vancouver Coastal Health since 2005, where she integrates BET approach into patient care. Susan is involved in advance continuing education to physiotherapists in this area. She has helped develop arthritis exercise resources, collaboratively developed and taught advanced practice course in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement rehabilitation with her colleagues. She also teaches Spondyloarthropathy with the Physical Therapy School at UBC.

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Biokinetik Physio-Pilates Studio
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