About Us

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Our Approach

Align Physical Therapy utilizes an one-to-one approach with our patients. We prefer our patients get treatment time exclusively with a licensed physical therapist. Our integrated skill set and attention to detail guarantees quality patient care. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual, and our patients consistently return to their prior level of function faster, stronger, and with fewer visits than traditional physical therapy methods. We value the quality of your healthcare first, and remain dedicated to providing the highest level of  professional services.  Click here to find out more about our rates.

Meet the Team

Our team of Physical Therapists and trainers are highly skilled, possessing years of experience and education unmatched by most other clinics in the city. Our patients and clients are our number one priority. Our goal is to ensure you reach all of your health and fitness goals.

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Dr. Paula Gelbart Sauer, DPT

Co-Founder & Owner, Physical Therapist

Dr. Paula Gelbart Sauer is co-owner and founder of Align Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, CA. She received her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College and undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting for over 12 years and has dedicated over half of her life to studying, teaching and working with the human body. She holds additional certifications and trainings in Redcord, Graston Technique, Yoga, Pilates, Core Align, Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation, as well as post-doctorate biokinesiology trainings. She serves as clinical coordinator for physical therapy interns, and she leads anatomy and yoga methodology trainings around the world alongside Noah Mazé and Selena Garefino. Dr. Sauer also authored and instructed a growing online anatomy curriculum with YOGAMAZÉ. Her experience and results within the clinic have gained the respect of many leading orthopedic doctors in Los Angeles. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Paula Gelbart Sauer, click here 

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Megan Bishop, MPT

Senior Physical Therapist & Educator

Megan Bishop received her Masters in Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Human Movement Science from San Francisco State University. She has been working in orthopedics over the last 8 years, but also specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral and Neural Manipulation. She is a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation, and she is also an Certified Neurac Provider.
For information on booking a session with Megan, click here.

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Kristine Himmelrick, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist

Dr. Kristine Himmelrick received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2009 and her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University Northridge.  Kristine has over 8 years experience in an orthopedic setting and uses skilled manual therapy to promote optimal movement.  She is devoted to continuing education and loves to learn the newest and best approach to movement dysfunction, incorporating such integral approach from Rocktape, Neurac, and Neurokinetic Therapy.  Kristine also has a deep appreciation for yoga, Pilates, and Redcord and will often use it in her practice.

For information on booking a session with Kristine, please click here.

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Amanda Star

Senior Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Amanda is a New York City native who completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University and the University of Toronto. She recently completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Amanda uses her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology to teach yoga and Pilates using Stott Rehab Pilates and yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar. Her integrative approach helps her create a targeted program for active clients wishing to integrate yoga and Pilates into their cross training. For information on booking a session with Amanda, please click here.

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Justine Malick

Senior Pilates & Yoga Instructor, Social Media Guru

Justine’s passion for movement and the human body is reflected in her teachings and education. Justine has implemented her background in dance and figure skating with Pilates and yoga. She completed her pilates certification with BASI, led by Constance Holden, Sarah Bertucelli, and Meredith Rogers. In addition to studying Pilates, Justine has completed yoga trainings with YogaWorks, Embodied Flow, and Wanderlust. We love the energy, focus, and dedication Justine brings to her work. We know you will love her too! For information on booking a session with Justine, click here.
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Robyn Cohen

Senior Trainer, Redcord & Pilates Instructor

Robyn Cohen is an experienced Pilates and Yoga Instructor, with a previous career in dance. She has 11 years experience working in therapeutics, strength & conditioning, and sport specific functional movement training. Besides working for us at Align, you can also find her at Dodger stadium instructing & strengthening The LA Dodgers. She completed her Pilates certification in 2007 through Balance Body University, and she holds additional certifications and training in TRX , yoga, and Redcord. We love Robyn, and know you’ll love her too. For information on booking a session with Robyn, please click here.

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