Santa Monica Physical Therapy Center at University Foot and Ankle Institute

In this video, Cynthia talks about her physical therapy experience at Santa Monica's University Foot and Ankle Institute and how it has greatly helped her recovery.

 

Experience the difference that expertly focused Physical Therapy can make in your recovery.

 

Unlike most physical therapy practices that treat every part of the human body, the physical therapy center at University Foot and Ankle of Santa Monica is dedicated to just one thing - the best care for the foot and ankle.

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Santa Monica Physical Therapy Center at University Foot and Ankle Institute

2121 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 102

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(424) 444-3699

 

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About Our Physical Therapy Center, Santa Monica Location

Centrally located on Wilshire Blvd. in the heart of Santa Monica. Our team of physical therapists is committed to making you stronger, relieving your pain and returning you to your full potential as quickly as possible.

 

Our patients are prescribed physical therapy for a variety of foot and ankle diagnoses: Post operative rehabilitation, chronic conditions, acute and sports injuries, and may include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Tendinosis and tendon conditions (Achilles, posterior tibial, peroneal)

  • Bunion Surgery

  • Ankle sprains and instability

  • Fracture and breaks of the foot and ankle

  • Arthritis (Ankle and Hallux Rigidus)

  • Ankle replacement surgery

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

 

We know that no two patients are alike and our board certified physical therapists work directly with our internationally recognized team of physicians to develop the most effective and personalized treatment plan possible. That’s the UFAI advantage.

 

Physical therapy strategies are custom designed and very often include:

  • Stability and flexibility exercises

  • Coordination and balance training

  • Joint and tissue mobilization

  • Ultrasound

  • Low level laser

  • Functional electrical stimulation

 

You can rest assured that your healing doesn’t stop when leave us as your physical therapy team will provide a comprehensive home treatment program for you.

 

Meet your Physical Therapists:

 

Gray O'Brien, Physical Therapy Santa Monica, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Gray O’Brien graduated with his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, where he completed his thesis on the rehabilitation of the lower back and core strengthening. Gray has been with UFAI since 2006.

 

Since 1999, Gray has been working with weekend-warriors, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, with a special focus on orthopedic/sports rehabilitation. He specializes in foot and ankle pathologies and post-operative recovery.

 

He lives in the Santa Monica area and proudly shares “soccer parent” status with his wife and four children.

 

 

Jason Tanaka, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute, Physical Therapist Santa Monica

Jason Tanaka is a doctor of physical therapy based at our Santa Monica office. His studies began at the University of Southern California, where he competed on the swim team and consistently placed in the top 10 in the NCAA. Jason’s next academic stop was at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, where he earned his doctorate.

 

He specializes in a therapeutic technique for Plantar Fasciitis and other conditions known as manual scraping. Manual scraping has helped Dr. Tanaka effectively treat painful conditions in half as many sessions as traditional therapeutic techniques.

 

Jason currently lives in West Hollywood with his fiancée, their dog, and two cats.

 

 

Santa Monica's Premiere Physical Therapy Center for the Foot and Ankle

 

University Foot and Ankle Institute in Santa Monica is nationally recognized as the home of the best Podiatrists, Physical Therapists and Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

 

The Foot and Ankle Physical Therapy Center at University Foot and Ankle Institute in Santa Monica serves patients from Santa Monica and the surrounding West Los Angeles areas including Malibu, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Pacific Palisades, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Venice, Marina Del Ray, Playa VIsta and Westchester and more.

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  • CustomerSure
    Exceptional care! The therapist really pays you personal attention. Something I especially liked was being asked my expectations for physical therapy at the onset of the treatment.
    Benji M.
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    Dr. Baravarian and the Santa Monica office and staff are helping me stride ahead!
    Edward T.
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    I love Dr. Gary Briskin, Gray O' Brien & the physical therapy staff in Santa Monica. Super nice people, and very helpful getting me back on my feet!
    Kira L.
  • CustomerSure
    Alex was extremely careful with my foot during the MRI. I appreciated that very much.
    Susan C.
  • CustomerSure
    The therapists are very knowledgeable. It was nice to see how they all helped out where needed. If someone started something, but was busy when a treatment ended, then someone else would finish up. A nice team effort.
    Hunter M.
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    "Dr. Bob" is amazing.  I destroyed my tibia in a Pilon fracture a year ago and was having serious difficulty recovering.  No amount of PT would help, so I ended up seeing a sports medicine doc, who referred me to Dr. ...
    Dave F.
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    I can't express how grateful I am for The University Foot & Ankle Institute! I rolled my ankle a while back, and these guys had me fast on the road to recovery. They have experienced surgeons and therapists and 8 loca...
    Steven K.
  • Angies List
    I used Gray O'Brien and he was excellent. They're very, very good. Everybody in that office as far as I can tell is very good. He was very consistent, personable and very professional. He did a great job. I think they...
    Anonymous
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    I encountered very nice and supportive staff, and a doctor with a very welcoming attitude.
    Diego C.
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    Great doctor, and great technicians and office assistants.
    Susan C.
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