Framework Physical Therapy
 
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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, Amercian 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

  • Viseral manipulation

  • Biomechanics

  • Strengthening

  • Patient education

  
Pilates & Gyrotonics

We offer pilates and gyrotonics training for strength and mobility. Our pilates and gyrotonic sessions are available to both physical therapy patients and the general public.

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

  • Dance injury screens

  • Workshops on injury prevention

  • Technique strengthening

  • Pointe strengthening and pointe preparation

  • Improving turnout, posture, and movement sequencing

  
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).

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

SCHEDULING: Sessions are by appointment, in our 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.

 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Schedule A Session

Sessions are held by appointment at our Santa Monica and Hollywood studios.

 
 

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 Gyrotonic Studio)

Framework Hollywood

 

Framework Hollywood
1350 N Highland
Los Angeles CA 90028
(located inside Chiromotion)


 
 
 

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Contact Us

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

EMAIL: info@frameworkpt.com   

PHONE: (213) 444-3781