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Diploma of Clinical Pilates (10426NAT)

Breathe Diploma of Clinical Pilates is written and delivered by AEPs specialising in Clinical Pilates, and is ideal for AEPs wanting more skills and confidence working with clinical assessment and delivery of clinical Pilates programs.


The course will give you the in-depth skills and knowledge you’ll need to practice evidence-based clinical Pilates to help rehabilitate clients with injuries using the full range of Pilates equipment, or just a fitball and resistance band. The Diploma course also includes the Breathe Certificate IV in Pilates, which will equip you with comprehensive group teaching skills for both Matwork and Reformer classes.


The Breathe Diploma of Clinical Pilates is Australia’s only government-recognised clinical Pilates qualification. It is also recognized by the Pilates Alliance of Australasia (PAA), and as a graduate you’ll be automatically eligible for full membership of the PAA, giving you access to provider numbers as Pilates practitioner.


You’ll undertake detailed study of advanced functional anatomy, client assessment, biomechanics, teaching skills, flexibility, and training in how to address common psychosocial drivers of pain using Pilates.



Presented by Raphael Bender and Luke Postlethwaite

Raphael is an AEP and has been teaching Pilates full-time since 2004 and has more than 10 thousand client-hours. His more notable qualifications include a Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy,  STOTT PILATES full certification, a Diploma of Remedial Massage, a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation).

Raphael is the author of 3 government accredited Pilates courses, including Australia’s only nationally recognised Clinical Pilates courses. He has presented thousands of hours of training to Pilates instructors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, massage therapists, osteopaths and fitness trainers nationally and in North America.


Luke is an AEP and has worked in the sports strength and conditioning field at an elite level with sports such as cycling and triathlon. With over 10 years of experience personal training and working as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) in the rehabilitation field, Luke’s passion for human physiology and anatomy drove him to continue his studies and become a Breathe Pilates trainer, which has allowed him to specialise in spine and related peripheral pain with amazing results. He is now in preparation for a post doctorate in Medicine in what seems to be his ultimate goal of being a perpetual student. His love of sport, the sciences and the passion to help others makes him a strong part of our multi-faceted team.

You are sure to love your sessions with Luke – Just be ready for his self-proclaimed charm – it’s sure to make you laugh.

– Masters Of Exercise Physiology
– Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
– Bachelor of Exercise Science, Human movement
– Exercise Scientist (ESSAM)
– Advanced McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
– Certificate of Advanced Dry Needling



 $6900, paid in 12x monthly instalments of $575


ESSA Member Code: ESSA2017


Course schedule

Course dates can be found here.  





Contact details

For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider on the below details:

Ph:  03 9662 1630