Pilates Soil Method for Physiotherapists (UIC)

Type of programme
Specialization courses
2 semesters
180,00 € / ECTS x 2 = 360,00 €* (1st year 2020-2021) *Subject to change each year
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The Pilates method is a physical and mental training system that was created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is considered a “body control method” that involves precise and correct movement and is intended for all types of people. It is a blend of Eastern and Western fitness ideas based on the concept of postural hygiene, in which the focus is on ensuring a correct posture before performing any movement. 

It incorporates knowledge from various specialisations and combines muscle strengthening with mental control, breathing and relaxation.

Today it is an indispensable tool in physiotherapy for preventing and treating musculoskeletal conditions individually or in group. 

Course objectives

This course is intended for all physiotherapists interested in incorporating the Pilates Method into their range of treatment methods and increasing their professional success.

Main objectives

  • To learn about Joseph Pilates, his principles and the method’s benefits.
  • To gain a more in-depth understanding of patient assessment: medical record, health history, postural assessment and functional tests.
  • To learn to perform basic, intermediate and advanced exercises.
  • To learn strategies for teaching the exercises to patients.
  • To provide strategies for adapting the method to each condition and patient.
  • Ability to plan and teach a group class.
  • Ability to plan prenatal and postpartum sessions.


Xavier Oliver Casanova 


Dr Pere Rodríguez Rubio 

This 20-hour course is taught on-site.


  1. Introduction and history of J. Pilates.
  2. What is Pilates and the basics of Pilates.
  3. Steps to success with Pilates exercises.
  4.  Abdominal anatomy in Pilates.
  5. Basic Pilates exercises and patients’ common mistakes.
  6. Teaching protocol for first Pilates session.
  7. Keys to teaching Pilates in groups.
  8. How to adjust Pilates exercises to the patient’s conditions.
  9. Practical cases

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Pilates Soil Method for Physiotherapists (UIC) Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Enric Roura Martínez (registered physiotherapist no. 7115)


Sra. Diana Sánchez
935 042 000