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Helping you feel better about your body and your life

Karen Moran, P.T. is the owner and founder of Fusion Arts Physical Therapy. She is a graduate of UCLA and CSUN where she received degrees in Kinesiology, Health Science, and Physical Therapy. Over the past 20+ years, Karen has specialized in the treatment of dancers and performers and has worked backstage on productions such as: “Matilda”, “Peter and the Starcatcher”, “Follies”, “Rock of Ages”, “Cats”, “Traces”, “Hair”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Wicked”, “42nd Street”, Hubbard Street Dance, Los Angeles Ballet, “Legally Blonde”, “Lion King”, “Hairspray, and many more.

In addition, Karen has lectured to adolescent, teenage, and adult dancers, as well as to touring musical theater companies. She has also been active in screening young dancers at various dance schools throughout the Los Angeles area.

In 1998, Karen became certified in Pilates. She trained with Romana Kryzanowska, one of the original masters in Pilates. Since then, she has taken courses from Karen Clippinger, Marie Jose Bloom, Sheri Betz, and Polestar. She utilizes many styles of Pilates training in the rehabilitation of her patients.

Karen takes pride in thinking “out of the box” and incorporates a variety of manual therapy techniques, with traditional rehabilitation and Pilates.

Certifications: Pilates Method, Essentials of Performing Arts Health, Allied Health Practitioner, Credentialed Clinical Instructor

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Find out what patients are saying…

  • “Just the other day, a lady came up to me and asked, did I know Karen Moran and I said yes. She then proceeded to tell me how Karen had saved her life when she worked on her. Well, I wasn’t going to be out done, so I not only agreed with her, but I went on to tell her how Karen’s devotion to her work had inspired me, as well as healed me. Karen not only repairs the broken body but she gives you tools to live by as she works on you. Her healing hands are magic and leads one to a place where the spirit feels safe to rejoice. She is patient and understanding with those like myself who come to her in wonder, not knowing what to expect. Which makes the job of recovery from whatever injury fun, as you feel the joy of the results. Thank you Karen for your way of healing those of us who need you. Bless you.”
    Ben Vereen Tony Award-winning Actor, Singer, Dancer
  • “I am more than happy to recommend Karen Moran and Fusion Arts Physical Therapy. As a company manager of the two year engagement of Wicked at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and a one time tour manager of Riverdance, it was such a comfort to have the high level of experience and care from Karen for the artists in the show I managed. Having returned to New York as VP of Operations for Nederlander’s 9 Broadway theatres, I wish I could move Fusion and Karen to New York to work on Broadway. Not only does Karen bring an impressive body of experience and knowledge to the work she does, she has a unique ability to innately connect with the whole life of the individual she works with. I can speak from experience, as she saved me from some horrible pinched nerves in my neck. There is no question, athletes, performing artists, executives…anyone with an injury in need of the highest level of physical therapy care, will be lucky to have found Fusion Arts and Karen.”
    Bill Register Vice President Operations
  • Karen Moran was recommended for physical therapy by the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. All I knew about her work was that she simply worked with other companies who made the Pantages their home for a few weeks. Right off the bat, Karen was friendly, professional, and eager to help me. Sorry, I got ahead of myself. I am the touring company manager of the national tour of CHICAGO: The Musical. It’s my job to secure care each week for my company members so they can put their best selves forward when they come into work. Karen came in weekly for two to four hours of care (with each session being twenty minutes long). Immediately after a session, I’d get a text message about how phenomenal she was to work with. I’d get updates that the ailments they had were feeling better. Or that they noticed more mobility. I pride myself on being able to say that I fostered a brave environment for my company to advocate for themselves and to be honest with me about what they need in terms of PT. Karenexceeded their expectations and raised the bar. She put together a care notebook for the company to keep track of what they worked on, what to look out for, and exercises to build upon. I cannot express how grateful I am that Karen took such great care of my show babies. Karen, thank you for the attention to detail, the passion you bring into your work, and for being such a beacon of light in Los Angeles.
    Taneal Williams Touring Company Manager Apex | Prather Productions

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