Our Director

Our Director, Melinda Bryan, PT, has 25 years of practice experience with broad expertise as a Registered Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates Expert and Principal Master Teacher Trainer. Her background in dance and sports medicine makes her uniquely qualified to treat performers and athletes of all types.

Melinda has lectured nationally on the topic of performing arts medicine and is one of the first to use innovative Pilates techniques to help patients increase strength, flexibility, and endurance during rehabilitation. She has trained with the top Pilates masters such as Romana Kryzanowska, Corola Trier, Kathy Grant and others.

Melinda is sought after as the Pilates fitness consultant by Hollywood’s most elite celebrities and stars. As owner and director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles, she teaches and certifies fitness professionals from all over the world with her traditional time tested authentic Pilates system. Melinda’s combined knowledge in both the medical and fitness fields effectively helps all of her clients improve the quality of their life.

Melinda has appeared on popular TV shows and in numerous magazines, including The Today Show, Leeza, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Rosie, Ms.Fit, and Los Angeles Times. Her centers' team of therapists and instructors keep performing artists in shape and injury free. They provide on-site service for many dance companies and Broadway theatrical productions in Los Angeles, including Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, The Producers, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King, Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Dancing, and The Color Purple. Keeping with the tradition of being a leader in her field, she has created the first Pilates for Pregnancy and Pilates After Pregnancy fitness video programs. Now look for Melinda in her online Pilates video programming at www.PilatesCertificationOnline.com

Degree: B.S., Physical Therapy, Temple University, 1987(Cum Laude)
Licensed: California, Florida
Academic Affiliations: USC, Columbia University, Mt. St. Mary’s College, CSUN, Ohio State University, Northwestern University, Concorde College
Credits: On-site training with New York City Ballet
              Jerome Robbins Broadway Japan and National Tour, 1991 - Company PT
              Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Company, 1992 - Physical Therapist
              Beauty and the Beast, 1995 - Physical Therapist
              The Lion King - Los Angeles Company, 2000-03 - Physical Therapy Director
Physical Therapy and Pilates for Los Angeles based productions, including:
              Paul Taylor Dance Company, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, A Chorus Line, Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls, Aida,
              Sweeney Todd ,The Drowsy Chaperone, The Color Purple, The Producers, Dirty Dancing