FAQ

dma clinical pilates ™ is a treatment based approach based on classifying patient presentations into subgroups based on functional status. This allows a patient / problem specific exercise program to be set and functional outcome predictors to be measured. As the creators of clinical pilates™, we have had over 28 years experience, backed by continuous clinical research.
No, you do not need to have any previous experience with the Pilates method.
No. dma clinical pilates™ training is very different to traditional Pilates training with the focus on clinically based problem solving. All practitioners are required to complete our courses sequentially from unit A to unit B.
DMA Clinical Pilates™ Education Courses are accredited by the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (NZCP) and were the first such course to be accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
dma clinical pilates ™ is a treatment based approach based on classifying patient presentations into subgroups based on functional status. This allows a patient / problem specific exercise program to be set and functional outcome predictors to be measured. As the creators of clinical pilates™, we have had over 28 years experience, backed by continuous clinical research.
Complete Units A and B and pass the full Certification Exam.
The Certification Exam can be purchased on our website for $300, accessible by those who have completed both Units A & B post 2008. You must have completed Unit B, a minimum of 6 months prior to sitting certification and have a minimum of 5 years experience as a qualified physiotherapist.
  • recognition as a Certified DMA Clinical Pilates™ clinician
  • Certified clinicians are priority placed on www.clinicalpilates.com in the exclusive find-a-physio worldwide directory
  • access to and authorisation to use ‘DMA Certified’ support marketing material
  • access to the DMA global community of over 8,000 dma trained clinicians
  • Opportunity to increase client referrals
  • e-health/Skype consults and support
  • CPD channel – access the latest research and literature
  • business development support
  • business networking clinic
  • improved employment prospects
  • meet the growing demand for DMA Clinical Pilates™ trained clinicians
  • access the DMA Clinical Pilates™ advocacy process
What if I undertook clinical pilates training before 2010 and wish to continue. Can I move straight to the next level? With the ongoing advances in the science we recommend a revision of the coursework for equivalent levels done. Levels 1 & 2 should upgrade to Unit A and those who have completed Levels 3 & 4 should upgrade to Unit B. Discounts may apply depending on registrations available.
You must have done a unit equivalent to be eligible (Level 1 & 2 = Unit A, Level 3 & 4 = Unit B). Please email courses@clinicalpilates.com for relevant fees.
NB: If more than 4 years since your last course we would recommend you enroll in an update course due to the considerable advances over the last decade.
Manuals and morning tea will be provided. A floor mat is advisable if you have one, and a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing – leisure wear/tracksuit.
As the exercises can be provocative, we do not insist on self-mastery or that all participants do all exercises. The focus is on clinical application and patient-specific selection to develop individualized clinical pathways. What do I need to do if I need to postpone or cancel my course?
If you need to cancel, or postpone your attendance and transfer to another course, you must notify courses@clinicalpilates.com at least twenty (20) working days prior to the commencement of the course. A $50 cancellation/transfer fee will be charged and invoiced to you.

If you need to cancel your course registration within twenty (20) working days, you must notify courses@clinicalpilates.com and you will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the course fee. The full fee will be charged if cancellation is received less than 5 working days prior to the course commencement.