• “The staff at Performing Arts Physical Therapy & The Pilates Studio, is competent and friendly. Melinda, Aggie, the physical therapists and Dana the office manger are all great. I love going there because they help me and because of the cozy, warm atmosphere. Keep up the good work.”E. Herrmann, Los Angeles
  • “Thanks to the highly trained and compassionate therapists at Performing Arts Physical Therapy, I’m now able to get around quite easily without the use of a walker or a cane.  Their care of me after my less-than-satisfactory hip replacement surgery had wonderful results.  I would recommend them to anyone in need of body work."Nina Shipman Bremer
  • “I’m very grateful to Melinda – She really has had a very positive impact on my life. A couple of years ago, my orthopedist suggested that I receive injections to help my back pain. I wanted a more natural approach. My search led me to Melinda and the lovely team at PAPT. In time and with lots of nurturing, I began to notice a definite change in my level of pain. Melinda has even given me a Pilates routine to do each morning. This has really changed my quality of life. I thank Melinda each morning when I’m doing my “Melinda’s!” I heartfully recommend her and the PAPT team.”Harris Shepard
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Physical Therapy for Performing Artists

We put the POWER behind these performances into every patient we treat.

  • The Lion King
  • Aida
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Cats
  • A Chorus Line
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ragtime
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Bring in ’Da Noise,
    Bring in ’Da Funk
  • Miss Saigon
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Jerome Robbins Broadway
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • The Color Purple


Professional dancers know that the only way to survive is to be exceptional through every step and every performance. They pay a high price for success — their bodies are subjected to punishment and stress most people never experience. They go to one place for outstanding rehabilitation and pain relief — Performing Arts Physical Therapy, Inc & The Pilates Studio® of Los Angeles and its affiliates since 1992.

Maybe it’s because our Director, Melinda Bryan, RPT, was a dancer herself and now also directs Performing Arts Physical Therapy & The Pilates Studio® of Los Angeles. Maybe it’s because our facilities are filled with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by experienced, knowledgeable therapists. Or maybe it’s because we offer a full range of treatment modalities, including Pilates, an innovative rehabilitation and fitness method.

Why choose us

There are many reasons to choose Performing Arts Physical Therapy & The Pilates Studio® of Los Angeles and its affiliates. So whether the performance of your lifetime is on the stage, in a warehouse, or sitting behind a computer, you’ll find powerful pain relief and healing from people dedicated to making sure you don’t miss a single step.


Melinda Bryan and her staff have over 25 years of knowledge combined. We are respected by many doctors throughout Los Angeles, and service many bi-coastal patients with referrals from doctors in New York City. Our staff is dedicated to each patient individually and plans a program to promote the most effective plan of care, beginning with an initial evaluation. We work with you and your insurance company to verify benefits for our services, and offer appointment times which include early morning, evening and Saturdays.  We accept Medicare patients and are preferred providers for many other insurance companies.


VIsit our Contact Us section to call us today for your preferred appointment.