Yoga Therapy Bar is proud to provide a unique combination of physical therapy, yoga, Pilates, and wellness services for athletes. Dr. Nekita Sullivan has had the privilege to provide therapeutic exercise for youth, adult, senior, and disabled athletes in the clinic, virtually, and off-site. She has worked with individual athletes as well as teams on and off the court and field. Her experience reveals that many athletic injuries are related to an imbalance of ability between the right and left side of the body, core weakness, poor flexibility, and lack of mental focus. As a result, she uniquely blends physical therapy, yoga, and Pilates to prevent and manage common athletic injuries to improve physical and mental athletic performance.
Physical Therapy is very effective in restoring strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and other physical components needed to perform a sport or activity. Athletes can expect a combination of therapeutic exercises and activities, modalities such as ice and cold application, education, home exercise program, manual therapy, massage, and more during the treatment session. Equipment used often includes weighted balls, resistance bands, exercise mats, balance polls, and more. The yoga component is also used to improve flexibility, range of motion, balance, coordination, and strength. The super components of yoga including meditation and breath work are utilized to decrease anxiety, stress, and improve mental focus. Pilates is used to increase the strength of the body's foundation, powerhouse, or core which includes the abdominals, back, pelvis, and hips. The arms and legs cannot perform at their best if they don't have a strong and stable foundation which is the core. Wellness education includes the importance of promoting an overall healthy lifestyle which includes a proper diet, good sleep hygiene, stress management, and more. This holistic blend of physical and mental therapies is effective in improving an athlete’s overall performance. An excellent athlete requires excellent mental as well as physical strength. Athletes may even tell you that mental strength needs to be greater than physical strength.
It is important for athletes to recognize the need to focus on targeting their entire body instead of body parts that they feel like are utilized the most in their sport. For example, golfers use almost every joint of their body to make an effective golf swing. Some golfers' warm-ups will often not effectively utilize their entire body. They may focus on rotating and turning their bodies from side to side while the golf club rests on the back of their shoulders. They may focus more on their upper body and arms. However, it is most important to also target the lower body and legs as well in order to have the best flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance needed for a successful golf game. I prescribe runners lunge pose for most athletes as it engages the entire body for stretching before and after sport.
Services currently are provided Thursday through Saturday in the studio, virtually, outdoors, and off site. Services are an hour in duration one-one-one. Pricing options include a flat fee for one treatment or a package. Group rates are also available for teams. No referral is needed. There are no insurance limitations. Appointments are available the same week. Email Dr. Nekita Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. You can also check us out on the web atwww.yogatherapybar.com and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In. #physicaltherapyclemson #yogaclemson #Pilatesclemson #YogaTherapyBar #athletes #physicaltherapyathletes #yogaforathletes #pilatesforathletes #wellnessforathletes
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