What is clinical Pilates? It is a form of physical, therapeutic exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.

Who founded Pilates? Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany.  

How is clinical Pilates used or prescribed?  It is often used in conjunction with physical therapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, including those of the neck and back. This is based on research that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries such as low back pain. Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain.

What is the focus of clinical Pilates? It focuses on retraining and recruiting stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Who benefits most from clinical Pilates? Although Pilates can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries, it needs to be specific to the individual and not used as a generic tool for everyone. Clinical Pilates is different from generic Pilates classes. Exercises are carefully selected to treat specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains while minimizing the likelihood of injury aggravation. If you are interested in starting clinical Pilates to resolve your injury, it is essential to have the appropriate professional such as a physical therapist customize your program.

Clinical Pilates is available in private individual and group classes at Yoga Therapy Bar. Dr. Nekita Sullivan is a certified Pilates instructor. She prescribes clinical Pilates for injuries to decrease pain, reduce inflammation, rebuild strength, and improve the holistic mind-body connection. Email info@yogatherpaybar.com for more information.

PHYSICAL THERAPY, Therapeutic Yoga, Clinical Pilates, & Wellness
Dr. Nekita Sullivan

"You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely new body in 30 sessions." Joseph Pilate