Happy Spring! As we enjoy the warmer weather and venture back outside, our thoughts turn to fresh starts and new beginnings.

We are very excited to announce the expansion of the Quantum Pilates Physical Therapy practice. We now have two highly qualified and talented Pilates based therapists on our staff, covering full weekday hours. Learn more about them and the services we offer below. We hope to see you at the studio soon!

“Every moment of your life can be the beginning of great things” – Joseph Pilates

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Meet Our Physical Therapists

Aura Skigen

Aura Skigen

Physical Therapist

Aura holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing physical therapy since 2001, and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Aura began practicing Pilates in 2005, while still living in New York City.

In 2006 she made her way to Virginia, and in 2007 became certified through Polestar Pilates. Aura has always enjoyed sports and physical activities of all kinds. Whether it be swimming, tennis, dance or running, she loves the benefits of an active lifestyle and the way it makes her feel. The benefits of adding Pilates to her daily activities is something she wants to share with her patients.

Aura knows that she can provide her patients with a comprehensive rehab program that will improve their recovery and return them to an active life style!

Certifications include:
Licensed Physical Therapist, Va and DC
Polestar Pilates
Pre- and post-natal Pilates

Aura is excited to be a part of the Quantum Pilates Team, and looks forward to treating you!

LaToya S. Asher, DPT, CKTP

LaToya S. Asher, DPT, CKTP

Doctor of Physical Therapy

LaToya received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2004 at the University of Maryland Baltimore and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.

Over the past 10 years while working in various orthopedic settings LaToya’s approach to physical therapy evolved through continuing education, mentors, and experience. LaToya enjoys working with a variety of patients but has a particular interest in orthopedic conditions and movement dysfunctions. LaToya successfully received her Kinesio Taping Certification through Kinesio Taping Association International. She has also recently completed Maitland I Essential Peripheral course and is eager to pioneer through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars in pursuit of a Manual Therapy certification.

LaToya’s background in dance and personal experience with chronic injuries has made her very passionate and compassionate about caring for individuals and helping them to achieve their absolute highest potential by empowering them to take an active role in their health for the betterment of their quality of life. Her treatments are based on a partnership between the patient and the physical therapist, Pilates and traditional exercise, and manual therapy and corrective therapy for movement dysfunctions.

LaToya has completed extensive training in Pilates through Polestar Rehabilitation and is currently preparing for a comprehensive certification in mat and apparatus. This particular Pilates training specifically focuses on rehabilitation which allows LaToya to meet patients at whatever level along the health spectrum they arrive and design a unique Pilates regimen based on their individual needs and clinical diagnosis. LaToya plans to continue to develop her manual therapy repertoire through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and dry needling.

In addition to her professional endeavors she is enjoying motherhood of two beautiful girls 3 and 20 months of age, and a wife to her lovely husband. Her other interests include her personal Pilates practice, making body/hair creams, and anything that involves creativity.

LaToya is excited to join Quantum Pilates where she can be a part of a team of qualified professionals who share a common interest to bring cohesiveness between the the body, mind, and overall wellness.


  • Monday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

About Physical Therapy at Quantum Pilates

Pilates Based Rehabilitation:

Quantum Pilates Physical Therapists are committed to providing patient centered care for a variety of orthopedic conditions in a timely and efficient manner.

Our purpose is to help our patients sustain gains achieved in physical therapy and advance them beyond basic home exercises in order to eliminate pain, manage chronic conditions, and restore muscle balance.

Physical Therapy evaluations are performed to develop a customized plan of care that incorporates the patient’s goals, individual needs of their body, and injury prevention.
Quantum Physical Therapists use Pilates as well as traditional methods such as therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy, and Kinesio taping to facilitate our patient’s recovery and overall well-being.

Benefits of Pilates Based Rehab?

  • Faster and more effective recovery time
  • Faulty movement patterns identified and corrected by a licensed physical therapist
  • Gentle progression from non to full weight bearing activity
  • Proprioceptive feedback from spring-loaded equipment to enhance muscle neurology
  • Heightened body awareness to prevent re-injury