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Introduction to the BET PhysioPilates Treatment System

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Introduction to the BET PhysioPilates Treatment System

Introduction to the BET PhysioPilates Treatment System

This course includes
1:13:12 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2020

Course Description

Have you “got your clients' back”?

Are you frustrated with not feeling like you are getting to the root cause of your clients’ recurrent or ongoing pain or dysfunction?

Can you detect something is ‘off’ biomechanically but not sure where to start correcting it? Are you recognising a gap in traditional physiotherapy treatments with your chronic or recurring musculoskeletal pain conditions?

Are you feeling limited in providing value as a ‘Movement Specialist’?

I felt this way more than 25 years ago before I discovered ‘Pilates’. I saw immediately that using this approach as a Physiotherapy modality would integrate my interest in neurorehabilitation methods into my orthopaedic practice! I have since committed myself exclusively to the practice, research and development of Pilates-based treatment interventions.

This course will introduce you to the evidence-based, progressive, and systematic PhysioPilates system that my colleagues and I have utilized successfully in Hong Kong and Canada since 1993 and taught to physiotherapists internationally since 1997. A key element of success with this system is something we think we know all about as physios but in fact, 25 years ago, I did not know much about at all – and that is the Power of posture!

  • Posture is a verb!
  • Posture is movement
  • Posture is empowering

Posture is far from an observation, an evaluation or a recommendation of a static state.

Posture IS the foundation for movement. Posture represents an integrated balancing act of the neurological, muscular, and skeletal systems at any point in time in order to maintain the stability of the trunk and limb girdles and thereby control movement.

BET PhysioPilates is a modified Pilates exercise training system and is a valuable tool to restore posture control and to establish a ‘centre’. The neuromuscular control of the trunk and limb girdle muscles are re-educated following the principles of motor control and motor learning theory.



The participant will:

  • Gain a unique insight into the control of Posture, an underlying principle that influences movement dysfunction and the perpetuation of painful conditions in a musculoskeletal population.
  • Be introduced to a therapeutic Pilates exercise approach to systematically address problems with Posture Control

Have your clients' back! Learn how to empower them while changing their posture (for life!)


If you are interested in training in the BET PhysioPilates system consider taking Level 1: 

  • Introduction to Theoretical and Practical Pilates-based Neuromuscular Re-education Concepts and Exercise Intervention 
  • Basic Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular Control with Pilates-based Exercise Intervention

The information and skills learned can be seamlessly integrated into your current treatment approach.  Both parts are offered in a hybrid model with both online and in-studio learning.  Contact Rochenda Howard at for more information.

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;

Susan Ting
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Trained in Sydney, Australia, Susan Ting began her physiotherapy practice in Asia. There she gained clinical experience, ranging from inpatient neuro-rehab and the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in private practice to sports physiotherapy at both national and international level events in Singapore and Hong Kong.

In 1998 Susan met Canadian physiotherapist Rochenda Howard and Julia Ellis on her first BET course. The duo had pioneered the development of Biokinetik Exercise Technique (B.E.T.), a Pilates-based physiotherapy treatment model. In 2005 Susan began formal training and mentorship under Rochenda. After being certified, Susan opened her B.E.T. practice in Vancouver. With Toronto-based Rochenda, she teaches B.E.T. Physio-Pilates as advanced clinical practice to fellow clinicians.

For the last fourteen years, Susan has also integrated the B.E.T. PhysioPilates approach into her work with both the osteoarthritis and autoimmune inflammatory arthritis population at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program (MPAP) at Vancouver Coastal Health, where she also works. She is instrumental in introducing B.E.T. rehabilitation concepts into exercise programs and guidelines for post-hip and -knee replacement rehabilitation. Susan is part of the education faculty at MPAP. She teaches the "Managing Osteoarthritis" component of their Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) program. She also teaches a new course she and her colleagues developed in fall 2017 under ACE: "Advanced Total Joint Arthroplasty Rehabilitation".

Course Material included in this course
  • An Introduction to BET PhysioPilates
  • Slides and Resources
  • Introduction to BET
  • The Power of Posture
  • Posture Control
  • Evidence
  • Questions Pt1
  • Questions Pt2
  • Conclusion
  • What's Next and Suggested Resources
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • PRENATAL Scapular Setting on Back: Open Close
  • RESISTANCE CIRCLE - Gluteal Setting, 2a Sidelying: STATIC posture control (pelvic)
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