Lydia Salinas

Updated 3/1/2019
Lydia, University Foot and Ankle Institute Physical Therapy

A lifelong runner and favorite of the Westside running community, Lydia Salinas, PTA, joins UFAI to bring her expertise and extensive experience to the physical therapy team.

 

Lydia has over 30 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy. She takes pride in getting to know her clients personal needs and taking a hands-on approach to restore functional movement, balance, strength, and conditioning.

 

Her journey into physical therapy began when she was just a child, watching her mother undergo treatment for a fractured pelvis at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. The experience stuck with her, and since then, she knew what she wanted to do with her life: help injured people to feel better and get moving once again.

 

Born, raised, and educated right here in Los Angeles, Lydia graduated from UCLA in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her collegiate years, you could find her on the pitch and in the scrum, playing rugby for the UCLA Bruins.

 

Lydia may have hung up her boots, but she could never give up her true passion for running. Today, she treats several longtime members of some of LA’s biggest running clubs, including Track Club LA, the LA Road Runners, and the LA LEGGERS.

 

On the weekends, you can catch Lydia cruising the classic motorcycle and vintage Volkswagen circuit. Lydia is also our resident amateur Herpetologist. Doesn’t every office need one? Next time you spot a wacky-looking frog, lizard or turtle while you’re out there pounding the trails, snap a picture for her!

11,237 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    Here's the challenge......find a better doctor's office with the professionalism and caring service that even comes close to Dr...
    Stan W.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Briskin is a great Doctor. I am very happy with his services.
    Johanna P.
  • GatherUp
    Excellent
    Leslie F.
  • GatherUp
    Awesome!
    Marsha C.
  • GatherUp
    Dr Saeedi was able to quickly figure out my foot issue and discussed options
    Anne C.
  • GatherUp
    No, Happy with your care
    Harry B.
  • GatherUp
    Coronavirus has put everything on hold but my toes are almost clear. Can't wait for this to be over and a clean bill of health....
    Nance C.
  • GatherUp
    I hope to be able to discuss the status of my treatment with Dr Feldman. Also, to discuss what I can expect in the future.
    James T.
  • GatherUp
    The staff and Doctor were great. Always helpful and supportive,
    John B.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Kelman and his staff are excellent.
    Juliette B.
  • Yelp
    Dr Baravarian and the team at UFAI are simply the best. I am 53 and very active. I had surgery to reduce a bone spur that impin...
    Craig H.
  • Facebook
    Dr fransons office in Valencia is the Best...I highly recommend them!!
    Chris C.
Same Day Appointments
Now Available!

Or call 877-989-9110

24 hours a day, 7 days a week