Momentum Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

Dear Patient,

In response to our patients’ need for access to physical therapy care,our office remains open during the Covid-19 pandemic. While social distancing is still the most important tool for the public to combat COVID-19, the governor’s "safer at home" directive considers physical therapy an essential service. We are taking additional measures to protect both our patients and staff when we re-open.

These include the following:

1. Patients will be seen for one-on-one sessions only.

2. Only one physical therapist will be scheduled per day or shift.

3. Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment throughout your treatment.

4. Family members and caregivers will be asked to wait for patients outside of the office.

5. Non-essential services will be on hold at this time. (i.e. patients who are doing well with their home program and able to manage symptoms; Pilates and/or Post-Rehab clients).

6. We will continue to sanitize all equipment between each session.

7. High risk patients will not be seen in the clinic (i.e. patients with immunosuppression or heart disease, and/or diabetes). If you are unsure if you fall into this category, please consult your physician for clearance before your appointment.

8. Anyone who is not feeling well will not be seen in the clinic.

All of the above measures are being taken to limit the number of physical interactions in the clinic. Your health and safety, and that of our staff, is our highest priority. Please keep in mind that we are also offering telehealth visits to provide assistance with symptom management and home exercise programs.

If you have any questions regarding our new protocols or to schedule an appointment please email or call our office.


Tanya Balakrishnan, MPT.



Momentum Physical Therapy

Momentum Physical Therapy, located in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, takes a unique approach to rehabilitative care for orthopedic injuries and chronic pain conditions. Tanya Balakrishnan, MPT, Kelly Masuda, PT, DPT, and their skilled team develop customized treatment plans that combine traditional physical therapy techniques and Pilates-based programs to enhance recovery, improve strength, and boost overall health.

Tanya is an expert in the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) Pilates method and is the first physical therapist in the United States to be certified in this method. Together with Dr. Masuda, she provides individualized care based on their patients’ unique needs. The Momentum Physical Therapy team offers comprehensive rehabilitative and therapeutic services to treat chronic pain from degenerative conditions and orthopedic injuries. They also customize treatments for vertigo, balance disorders, and post-surgical recovery.

The therapy team uses a variety of therapeutic modalities, including soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, and supervised exercises to reduce inflammation and ease the pain. They also offer continued post-rehabilitation fitness programs to speed up the efficiency of healing and prevent future re-injury.

For clients who want to enhance their core strength and general fitness, the Momentum Physical Therapy team offers private Pilates sessions with a certified instructor. The facility uses the latest equipment from Balanced Body®. Pilates is a highly effective way to strengthen and tone muscles, increase flexibility, and expedite weight loss for those in recovery and for clients who want to improve their general health and wellness.

To learn more about the advanced physical therapy services available at Momentum Physical Therapy, call the office or request a consultation online today.

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We are contracted/in network providers with Medicare and Workers’Compensation. We are out of network with Aetna but in network providers with United, Tricare, Blue across and most Blue Shield plans. Please call our office with any questions you may have, or see our Insurance & Payment Page for more information.

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Momentum Physical Therapy
11500 W Olympic Blvd, Suite 470

Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 424-246-3649
Fax: 310-477-3909
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