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Online Clinical Reformer Pilates for PHysios

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What if you could...

Discover the full therapeutic value of using a Pilates Reformer?

Learn new treatment methods to amplify your skill set?

Level up your patient experience?

Without ...

Mandatory Mat courses?

Hundreds of hours of teaching practice? 

Paying $$$?

Well.. this is your lucky day because... 

just imagine...

Foundational Reformer  for Clinicians

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A self-paced online course made specifically for clinicians to get the most out of your Pilates training. Short and succinct videos that won't waste your time.

This course begins by showcasing foundational Pilates exercises, but goes far beyond what is normally covered in a layperson's Pilates course but without the anatomy lessons

Learn beginner and intermediate Classical Reformer  repertoire with succinct explanations and demonstrations.   See how the exercises can be used for both assessment and treatment. But most importantly,  develop a strong grasp of the movement principals and mechanics so that you can confidently get creative and unlock the true benefits of the apparatus.   

Lastly, see how the Reformer can make manual treatment so much easier to help move away patients away from passive treatment. 

Over 150 exercises are divided into 14 modules with  each one containing a lecture to break down the exercises, client demos, rehab variations, and  printable PDF handouts. 

Lifetime online course access.

Verbal cueing tip sheet and downloadable course manuals.

Question/comment section under each lecture for easy online support. 

Exercise Selection Guide for easy navigation

Short, straightforward video lectures that breakdown each exercise.

Certificate of completion provided with optional Pilates Therapist Certification exam for an additional $250 fee 


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Hey, I'm Physio Ellen

The first time I used a Pilates Reformer I became immediately obsessed.  I loved how it felt, but I was infinitely more fascinated with how it could help my  patients.  

I  spent hours searching for a course for clinicians and came up short.  There were loads of crash courses teaching Pilates basics over a weekend or two, but nothing with the full repertoire. 

In the end I completed teacher certifications in Mat, Reformer, and Chair because I wanted a broad foundation that I could build upon. 

Now, after nearly a decade of being a certified instructor and two decades of being a physical therapist,  I've finally put together the course that I wish I could have taken.

I absolutely love the results I get with the Reformer and I cant' wait to share my passion with you. 


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A little bit about me...

I completed my BSc in Physical Therapy many moons ago at the University of British Columbia in 2005. Following that, I  discovered my love of teaching and went on to complete a MSc in Community Health with a focus in Health Practitioner Education at the University of Toronto. The majority of my career has been firmly rooted in rehab, with my most recent interest being pelvic health in the context of orthopedics.
As a certified instructor in Mat, Reformer, and Chair, Pilates has become an indispensable adjunct to my approach.  I love teaching workshops whenever possible and sharing the awesomeness of Pilates. 

"Ellen has been treating me for (recently diagnosed) arthritis. Right from the first session, I knew I was working with a skilled and caring professional. The physical therapy Ellen provides has been truly effective. Her use of Pilates as a tool in strength and mobility training is amazing, going beyond what I have experienced in treatment from other physiotherapists. "


Are interested in Reformer Pilates but don't feel comfortable using the equipment without proper training.

Want to elevate their practice and get patients excited about rehab.

Are ready to spark new passion and curiosity in their treatment approach.

Prefer a self-paced, online format to in-person studio training. 

This course is designed for clinicians who...


"highly recommend if you're looking to up your game on the Reformer! "

What's INcluded

Quick start guide

Case studies

Everything you need to know to start using a reformer right away. learn about safety, set-up, and position transitions.

See how the Reformer plays a central role in helping clients reach their goals.

Discover level 1 & 2 Reformer repertoire from the perspective of a clinician.  Over 100 of the most frequently taught exercises divided into 13 modules.




This is where the fun begins! Learn 30+ of my favourite creative variations for rehab. Because necessity is the mother of invention.

A separate module demonstrating mobilizations with movement and soft tissue release. Your hands will thank you!

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"I Watched the videos three times! The first time I didn't even have a reformer. The second time I practiced the exercises.  And the third time I went back to listen to all the cues Ellen used. The online format really worked for me."



What if I don't have a Reformer?

It is strongly recommended that you have access to a Reformer to not only understand and feel the exercises, but see just how enjoyable Pilates can be.  However, several clinicians have taken this course prior to purchasing a Reformer.  

If space is a limitation, there are some high quality Reformers on the market that can be stored vertically when not in use.  Alternatively, foldable Reformers with an elevated platform can also be found.  

If acquiring a Reformer at home or at work isn't an option at this time, you may wish to find a local Pilates studio with open studio hours.

For clinic owners, A Reformer could quite easily replace a rehab-style  leg press (i.e., Shuttle MVP or Total Gym) while offering a considerable number of added exercises options.


This course was specifically designed for therapeutic movement professionals including, but not limited to:

physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants, massage therapists, chiropractors, athletic therapists, kinesiologists, and osteopaths. 

As such, there is no educational coverage of anatomy or postural assessment as is normally found in  Pilates training courses.

And unlike most other courses, there is no content about how to operate as a Pilates teacher, run group classes, marketing, or social media training. Why? because social media is not my favourite and I'd rather eat a pumpkin.

What IF I'm NOT a Clinician?

I know there are some absolutely amazing personal trainers and therapeutically-inclined fitness professionals out in the world.  

Perhaps you have completed your Mat training elsewhere and you're now interested in a rehab-informed Reformer course. 

If you feel that this describes you,  and you have a solid grasp of functional anatomy and physiology, I welcome you to sign up or reach out with any questions you may have.

what patient population is this for?

Great Question! I have personally used Reformer repertoire for ambulatory patients with orthopedic, neurological, oncological, pelvic health, and cardiopulmonary needs.

Every exercise has so much to offer that all you need to do is bring focus and intention to suit your patient population.

Will i be a Pilates instructor after this course?

For those interested in certification, there is an optional exam with written and practical components for a $250 fee.  Successful completion will provide the title of Certified Pilates Therapist vs. Pilates Instructor as this course does not have supervised teaching hours. 

still got questions?

"As a physical therapist, my goal wasn't to become proficient with all the exercises, but to have a better understanding of what can be done using this apparatus since so many of my patients go to Pilates. Ellen does a great job of organizing and presenting the material. I learned a ton about how the Reformer can augment exercises that I prescribe for my Pilates clientele. "

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I want to acknowledge that despite how awesome the Reformer is, learning experiences are heavily influenced by the dynamics between the learner and the educator.  

So, if you join the course and I'm just not the teacher for you, or the content isn't what you expected,  I'll be happy to provide a full refund within 7 days of the course registration (provided greater than three modules have not been completed/downloaded). 

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"Taking care of yourself after having a baby is tough. There isn’t a lot of time to care for yourself with a tiny new human depending on you. Not to mention that no one really tells you that there are ways to help with those post Partum body aches and pains. Working with Ellen has been the perfect combination of hands on manual release and active recovery through Pilates.  "