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LEVEL 1a: B.E.T. PhysioPilates Course Resources

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LEVEL 1a: B.E.T. PhysioPilates Course Resources

LEVEL 1a: B.E.T. PhysioPilates Course Resources

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This course includes
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Patient Exercises (View)
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Certificate of completion

About BET PhysioPilates

BET PhysioPilates is a progressive, systematic therapeutic exercise system based on the Pilates method that follows the theoretical and scientific principles of re-training trunk stability, biomechanical balance, and the neuromuscular control of posture and movement. Re-training is guided by the principles of motor control and motor learning theory.

Overview of this Resource Package

This online resource is for participants who have attended BET PhysioPilates courses. All the exercise content utilized for treatment with this system is included for review purposes. These short video-clips may also be prescribed to patients for follow up home exercises. Additional resources are provided as ongoing support to practitioners in this system.

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

BET PhysioPilates is a progressive, systematic therapeutic exercise system based on the Pilates Method.  Musculoskeletal pain syndromes are evaluated in the context of the body functioning as an integrated muscle and movement system, with the control centered in the trunk.

This course is designed to address specific imbalances in neuromuscular control inherent in musculoskeletal dysfunction, facilitating the restoration of balanced posture, trunk stability, and pain-free movement. 

The participant will be required to develop competence with the exercise curriculum and thereby benefit from training their own ‘center’ while gaining a unique appreciation of the Power of Posture!

Important Information about Resource Packages on Embodia

A resource package is not a complete online course. Rather, resource packages on Embodia contain patient exercises and education which can be shared via Embodia.

This is a resource package that complements the online courses about PhysioPilates by Rochenda Howard. You can find the online courses by clicking on the titles of the courses below:

This resource package is comprised of 40 exercises that can be prescribed to your patients using Embodia. Please note, you must be subscribed as an Embodia member ($15/month - annual and clinic discounts are available) to use Embodia with your patients. You can contact us at if you have questions.

Becoming an Embodia member means you get the following benefits:
  • Telerehab solution - unlimited consults and unlimited length of sessions for one-on-one virtual consults.
  • Group Telerehab: This feature will allows clinicians to run sessions with more than 1 patient at a time (up to 300 patients in the consult) - there is an additional $30CAD/month fee to enable this feature.
  • Full subscription to the Embodia home exercise prescription software and exercise library
  • Free mobile apps (Apple and Android) for practitioners and patients, which includes the ability to record patients in session. Patients use Embodia for free when invited by their practitioners
  • Outcome measures and questionnaires along with the ability to add your own
  • Private, secure two-way messaging for practitioners and their patients
  • Full access to an extensive free library (70+) of ‘member only’ courses with 2-4 new ones added each month
  • Monthly ‘member only’ discount days (10-100% off) on premium level courses
The instructors
Rochenda Howard
B.A. (P.E.), B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc.

Rochenda is a Physiotherapist and graduated from the University of Toronto.  Additionally, she holds a B.A. in Physical Education (University of Western Ontario) and an M.Sc. Research degree in Rehabilitation Therapy (Queens University, Canada).  

Rochenda has a special interest in muscle function and motor learning and in how biomechanical and muscle / movement imbalances contribute to painful conditions.  She has continued to pursue this passion for more than 25 years, focusing exclusively on the development of a PILATES–based Physiotherapy treatment system. While living in Hong Kong Rochenda had the privilege to work extensively with Julia Ellis (RBS (TTC), FISTD, ARAD), a gifted ballet teacher, choreographer and Pilates ‘guru’ and together they founded the successful BET Pilates Centre in 1994. They were the first to introduce Pilates in Hong Kong and East Asia and the first in the region to offer an exclusively Pilates –based Physiotherapy approach.  In 2013, Rochenda returned to her native Toronto and established a small PhysioPilates clinic in the West- end where she continues to maintain a full-time practice. In 2006, Rochenda published the first rigorously designed research study on a Pilates - based physiotherapy intervention, the results of this study presented at several conferences internationally. 

Rochenda is a passionate educator having co-developed the BET Pilates training curriculum and she has been active internationally teaching and mentoring Physiotherapists in this system since 1996.

In her spare time, Rochenda enjoys competitive swimming, outdoor activities, cycling, travel, spending time with her two daughters and a good espresso.

Contact Information:; (647) 748-1889;

Course Material included in this course
  • General
  • Posture Power
  • Pilates-Based Therapeutic Exercise: Effect on Subjects With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain and Functional Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • An Exercise Rehabilitation Approach: Effect on Pelvic Instability in an Elite Triathlete: Case Report
  • Trainingstherapie nach dem Konzept der Bio- kinetik Exercise Technique in der Rehabilitation eines Elite-Triathleten: Vorstellung des Patienten und Darstellung der Behandlung
  • Trainingstherapie nach dem Konzept der Bio- kinetik Exercise Technique in der Rehabilitation eines Elite-Triathleten: ein Fallbericht
  • Verbal Facilitation of NM Control
  • What's Next and Suggested Resources
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Scapular - 2c shoulder abd & add (angel): STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 1c Straight arm float: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Mobilization: Middle Back Sphinx
  • Mobilization: Low Back Curl Up
  • Mobilization: Low Back Curl Down
  • Mobilization: Middle Back Spider
  • Mobilization: Middle Back Rotation
  • Mobilization: Middle Back Diamond
  • Gluteal Setting supine: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 2e Retiré Progression: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 2e Retiré: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 2d Clam: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Abdominals - 2c Knee lift & straighten: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal - 2a Heel Slide: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal - 2b Knee Opening: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Scapular - 2e arm circling: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 2b Shoulder horizontal flex & ext: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 2a Shoulder flex & ext: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 2d Arm press: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular Setting sitting- (a)(b): STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 2a Shoulder flex & ext supine: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 2b Shoulder horizontal flex & ext supine: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular Setting supine: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 1a -c slide: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular - 1a Elbow float: STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular Setting prone - (a)(b): STATIC stabilisation (scapular)
  • Scapular Setting Prone - Static Stabilization
  • Gluteal - 2c Hip circles / extension + adduction: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 2b Hip flexion / extension: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 2a Abduction in sidelying: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal Setting Sidelying: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 1c Leg Extension: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 1b Knee Flexion: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal - 1a Heel Press: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Gluteal Setting prone: STATIC stabilisation (pelvic)
  • Abdominal - 1c knee lift: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal - 1a Heel Slide: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal - 1b Knee Opening: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal Setting supine: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
  • Abdominal Setting supine - with Pelvic Neutral: STATIC stabilisation (lumbar)
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