Framework Physical Therapy


about us

Framework Physical Therapy is dedicated to the art and science of physical therapy. Through careful assessment and integrative care,  we work with each patient to develop a treatment program that restores health and creates a long-term foundation for mobility and strength. The art of physical therapy is going beyond the patient's complaint; we treat with a holistic approach, combining manual therapy, pilates and gyrotonic rehabilitation exercises, posture and gait assessment, and nuero-muscular reeducation—all tailored to each patient's unique physiology.

As specialists in dance medicine with over 15 years experience working with elite professional dancers, we offer a full suite of services tailored to the specific needs of dancers, actors, performers, and artistic athletes. We provide on-site care for local and touring companies, dance injury screens, injury prevention education, pointe-readiness screens, and advanced rehabilitation care for dance injuries. Our dance medicine practice promotes the health, wellbeing, performance, and education of dancers through every step of their artistic career.


About Natalie

Natalie Imrisek, MSPT, CSCS is the owner and founder of Framework Physical Therapy.  She holds a Masters in Physical Therapy from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and brings over 15 years experience to her physical therapy and dance medicine practice. Natalie's passion for providing specialized physical therapy for dancers and performers began in New York City, where she treated the dancers of internationally-recognized dance companies including Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, American Ballet Theater, Cedar Lake, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham. Through her work with the world renown NYU/Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Natalie provided physical therapy for countless stage productions in both ballet and on Broadway.

In 2012, Natalie moved to Los Angeles to serve as the physical therapist for the touring musical Fela! at the Ahmanson. She has since provided on-site therapy for many touring shows in Los Angeles — including the LA Opera's presentation of Einstein On The Beach with Lucinda Childs Dance Company, the US tour of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.  She continues to work with a wide range of dancers, performers, and choreographers in Los Angeles, both on-site and in the clinic. Natalie has served as the consulting physical therapist for the American Contemporary Ballet and the Barak Ballet, and is currently the on-site physical therapist for the Westside Ballet Academy. In addition to patient care, Natalie is a dedicated advocate for movement education. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine, and through her writing and teaching has become a sought-after expert in injury prevention and holistic treatment to help dancers optimize their physical performance throughout their careers.

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Our Services


Physical Therapy

We offer comprehensive physical therapy for injury treatment, recovery maintenance, and preventative care.

  • Diagnose and treat injuries

  • Osteopath/manual techniques

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Visceral manipulation

  • Biomechanics and strengthening

  • Patient education



We offer individualized sessions as part of our rehabilitation approach, as well as training dancers, athletes, and movement enthusiast.  The GYROTONIC® Method emphasizes multiple joint articulation allowing for increased mobility while teaching stability through movement.  It is beneficial for cross-training, conditioning, or rehabilitating from injuries. 


GYROTONIC® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission.



Dance Medicine

Our dance medicine practice provides care for dancers and performers at all stages of their development and performance careers.

  • Rehabilitate dance injuries

  • On-site care for dance companies and schools

  • Dance injury screens

  • Workshops on injury prevention

  • Pointe strengthening and pointe preparation

  • Improving turnout, posture, and movement sequencing



We offer Pilates  in Santa Monica (by appointment only).  Private sessions are offered and can be tailored to any client's needs or fitness level.  We specialize in rehabilitative and post-rehabilitative work, as well training dancers and athletes.  Pilates is beneficial in training our bodies in efficient movement patterns making it invaluable for injury recovery, posture, alignment, health and dance or sports performance.  


Education & Training

As a specialist in holistic physical therapy and dance medicine, Natalie is available for lectures, workshops, and individual consultation.


New Client Resources

INSURANCE: Framework Physical Therapy is an Out-of-Network Provider. Physical therapy is a covered medical expense under most insurance plans. Before your first visit, we will research your coverage, benefits, and limitations so that you are fully informed of any out-of-pocket costs (including deductibles) upfront. We also accept payment from Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Sorry, we are not a Medicare provider and do not accept lien cases.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made with cash, check, PayPal or credit card.

SCHEDULING: Sessions are by appointment, in our West Hollywood and Santa Monica studios, or on-site. You can schedule a session below or Contact us for on-site visits or specialized session requests.



Client Applause


We are honored to support our patients in achieving their best—whether it's performing on stage or moving through the day with comfort and ease. Here's a few of our clients and their kind words about their Framework journey.

Super insightful, realistic guidance. Natalie is an amazing physical therapist.
— Catherine, Framework Client

Lloyd Knight

Natalie with client Lloyd Knight, Principal Dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company.


Parisa Khobdebh

Natalie with client Parisa Khobdebh of Paul Taylor Dance at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion.

Natalie’s care is unparalleled. She got me back on stage with her thorough understanding of the workings of the body and the extreme requirements of dance ... Her communication with me throughout the process was open and it really felt to me that we were a team getting me back into top dancing shape.
— Liz, Framework Client

Rachel Oneika Phillips & AiMee Graham Wodobode

Natalie with FELA! cast members Rachel Oneika Phillips and Aimee Graham Wodobode.

I have seen a variety of physical therapists and cranio-sacral therapists over the past 7 years...and in my experience, Natalie is one of the best, at the very top of my list.
— Lia, Framework Client

Elizabeth Bork & The Rockettes

Natalie with client and Rockette, Elizabeth Bork at Radio City Music Hall

If you want individualized treatment for your body and someone who is very intuitive with healing Natalie is your person.
— M.M., Framework Client
Working with Natalie was an absolute godsend. I’ve had extremely painful and limiting dance injuries on both my knees for a couple years now, and the orthopedic doctors kept sending me to super average physical therapists who did not specialize in dancers. They honestly did nothing for me. I tried 3 or 4 different P.T.’s over a period of 4 months, and decided to do a deep yelp search to find a dance P.T. in LA.

Natalie is not only one of the few but truly one of the best. I worked with her for 8 months and the difference in my body was night and day. Before I saw her, I couldn’t go down the stairs, sit on my heels, do a child’s pose, a grand plie or a develope. After 8 months I was doing all of those things, some not in a full range of motion but pretty darn close, and on the way. I’ve had to put a pause on my working with her due to a heavy travel schedule, but I am still doing the P.T. exercises she gave me and I can feel they are continuing to make a difference.

If you have a injury, especially if you’re a professional dancer, I could not recommend Natalie more. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without her!
— Marina M. Choreographer/Dancer and Framework Client

Westside School Of Ballet

Summer Intensive 2018 - Dance anatomy workshop on hip turnout and balance.

I was impressed with Natalie on day one and never did she disappoint. She was extremely knowledgeable and was able to pinpoint the issues right away. Her knowledge of dance and proper body positions was immediately apparent. She works one-on one with her patients which is so helpful.
— Julie G., Framework Client


Schedule A Session

Sessions are held by appointment at our West Hollywood Office.  We also offer sessions on Mondays at our Santa Monica office.  


Natalie is available upon request for site visits, residencies, and on-location for production. Please contact us directly to schedule on-site sessions.

Our Studios

Framework Santa Monica


Framework Santa Monica
145 Bay Street, Suite 17
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
(located inside Movement Center LA)

Framework WEST Hollywood


Framework West Hollywood
7471 Melrose Ave #15
Los Angeles CA 90046
(located inside courtyard, 2nd floor, back stairs on right)



Contact Us

For inquires, please connect with us by email, phone, or online via the form below


PHONE: (213) 444-3781