What some of my patients have to say
“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 outdone, 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 is always my first call for physical therapy services for our actors, dancers, and singers at Center Theatre Group. Our artists rave about Karen and her staff of highly qualified physical therapists. Karen always works to make our artists a priority, accommodating our needs even at the last minute. Karen and her staff go above and beyond to offer ongoing care and at-home exercises to aid in complete healing. Karen is always discreet and private when working with our high profile artists. After we close a show, our artists always say “I wish I could take Karen back to New York with us!” I don’t know how we would make it through production without Fusion Arts, Karen and her team of physical therapists.”
“Karen Moran and her team at Fusion Arts Physical Therapy have treated our patients with the highest level of care for years. We routinely receive excellent feedback regarding the care that they provide. Their expertise, dedication, and compassion are among the best, and we have routinely worked together to heal and rehabilitate our patients from their injuries. Fusion Arts Physical Therapy has earned our trust and we look forward to continuing to collaborate!”
– Christopher Lee, MD.
Stetson Lee Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
“When people ask me who my physical therapist is, I tell them I see Karen Moran and that she’s an angel. There aren’t enough words or ways for me to express how much you’ve helped me this year, and not just physically speaking. I came to Fusion Arts a year ago feeling deflated and skeptical of a new physical therapist, but as the year went on, and things ebbed and flowed, you remained a patient and positive force in both my recovery and my life. You’ve taught me so much, from how to take care of my body, how not to overanalyze the small stuff, and how radiating positivity will create a positive outcome. There have been a few tears, but mostly smiles, but maybe not the squat jumps. No matter where life takes me, dance or otherwise, I owe so much to you and the Fusion Arts team. What you do here is truly special and I am so thankful that I got to be a part of it. Thank you, thank you, and a million times, thank you.”
– Sabrina Sellers
“Ballet dancing is an incredible art form, but it can be very brutal on a dancer’s body. Hips hurt, knees.. ankle.. This was me as I was growing a lot from ages 10-14. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without Karen Moran. Sometimes all it would take was one session to get me feeling better again. Sometimes I needed more, and Karen went out of her way to make sure I was also seen by a pediatric specialist who understood ballet dancers’ bodies just to make sure it wasn’t anything more. My mom says Karen takes better care of my body. Haha. Anyway, Karen always treats me like family. It’s like that at Fusion Arts. They make you feel listened to and cared about. If you’re looking for the best to take care of your dancer, Karen is it.”
– Lucca Ionazzi
“Performing the role of Elphaba 8 times a week is challenging when healthy, but when I found myself injured… it was impossible. Karen [Moran] was instrumental in getting me back on stage with strength and confidence. She is a master at what she does. And with that mastery comes a kindness and understanding that helps speed up the healing. I will forever be grateful to her.”
– Stephanie J. Block
Actor, Singer, Performer in Wicked
“I began to work with Karen after suffering a severe ankle sprain during a training session. I am a professional aerial acrobat and using my body is both my livelihood and my passion, so making a full recovery and getting back to my work as soon as possible was incredibly important to me. Karen‘s professional experience working with dancers and athletes allowed her to begin working with me pretty early on in my recovery in a careful and effective way. She always knew the right balance of things we could do to encourage my healing and challenge my strength and mobility, without pushing too hard too soon. It was amazing to see noticeable steps of my recovery from week to week, and at the end of our time working together, she sent me off with a variety of tools and knowledge to continue to maintain and increase the stability and strength of my ankle. I am so pleased to have made a full recovery and to be back in the air, doing what I love! I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to find better function and mobility in their body!”
– Jordann Baker
“Karen is a genius! She has helped me through many of my gymnastics and dance injuries. She has healing hands!”
– Helena Pavlovcic
US National Team Rhythmic Gymnast
“As a former professional dancer, I have seen my fair share of bumps and bruises. Karen has not only fixed my physical ailments every time but she has also taken care of my heart and spirit along the way. A true angel with a heart and hands of gold, Karen is a veritable master of her craft, a perfect match for any dancer, actor, artist, or human-looking for excellence within their experience. I have recommended Karen to friends, fellow dancers, students, and strangers on the street because I believe everyone should have a Karen experience at least once in their life. If we are lucky, we get a few. Fusion Arts Physical Therapy is my one-stop-shop for exquisite, kind, and quality care.”
– Marja Lankinen
Dancer, Yoga Teacher, Yoga for Dancers
“As a professional dancer, having hip surgery was major for me and I worried about the future of my body and career. Karen understood exactly what my body needed in a dance capacity, and was able to give me treatment and plenty of exercises specific to dance that build up the right muscles and got my hip back into action. Not only is she super knowledgeable about the body, but she is so kind and comforting, and I truly enjoy getting treated by her every time! ”
– Natalie Leibert
“My name is Candace Washington. As a member of “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical Tour”, I met Karen Moran when she worked as the onsite P.T. (through NeuroTour) at the Pantages Theater. During my short three weeks performing at the Pantages theater, my stage injury not only showed improvement but I was also taught step by step details as to how to keep improvement going forward from Karen Moran herself. As of now, I have been safely attending Fusion Arts to continue healing and return to full performance strength. If I have learned anything so far, Karen will have it no other way.”
– Candace J. Washington
Dancer, Singer, Actor
Karen was my on site therapist while I was performing the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Her knowledge of a dancers body and its needs is amazing. Right before I started seeing her, I injured myself and she was able to assess my labral tear immediately. She provided incredible improvement and helped me getting through an 8 show week. Once I got officially diagnosed and knew I was going to have surgery, I knew that I wanted to treat with Karen during the weeks leading up to the procedure. Due to the pandemic, those visits took place via telehealth and I highly recommend physical therapy with her virtually, as well as in person! My recovery post surgery is going very quickly and I know the reason is Karen’s excellent work pre-surgery!
“My daughter suffered from stubborn knee pain, forcing her to take a break from ballet. Working with Karen not only fixed her problem, but it taught her how to build strength and prevent future injuries. She has moved on to American Ballet Theater’s Pre-Professional program and has remained injury-free. We are beyond grateful”.
Mother of Kelly Hicks, Dancer
“Karen Moran is amazing! I broke my foot in LA and had to have two surgeries as a result. Karen worked hard to make sure that my foot healed properly and I was back in peak shape so I could return to performing. She is kind and keeps you smiling, yet pushes you to the limit to make sure you recover 100%. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and a skilled physical therapist, but she is genuinely nurturing; which I think is her best asset. Injuries are major physical setbacks for performers and athletes, but they are also psychological. Karen got me my confidence back after my injury and reconnected my brain to my body.”
– Phillip Spaeth
“Speaking as a professional dancer, Karen Moran understands the daily demands we place on our bodies and has the knowledge and expert ability to keep them running smoothly with a strong emphasis on injury prevention. Karen saw me through an extremely difficult neck injury that, due to her, allowed me to continue dancing in an eight-show a week performance schedule. Her knowledge in physical therapy coupled with Pilates gave me the strength necessary to overcome the pain and set out on a path to healing. I am forever indebted to her for prolonging my longevity as a dancer.”
– Brooke Wendle
Choreographer and Dancer
“Karen Moran is most certainly an angel! An angel with a vast amount of knowledge and a passion for helping people to gain complete physical well being. Working with Karen is always a wonderful experience. She doesn’t just treat whatever is bothering you, she also gives you the tools and knowledge that you need to treat yourself and prevent further injury. Her practice is very integrated. She pulls from her many years of experience and is open to new ideas and cutting edge therapies. She also has a way of putting a person at ease mentally. I truly love this woman! “
– Gina Starbuck
“Karen Moran is an extraordinary Physical Therapist. Her expertise speaks for itself in her training and education, an area that she constantly pushes in learning new and innovative treatment possibilities and skills. But what sets her apart is her intuitive and compassionate approach to understanding a body as its own entity and discerning each unique underlying issue or compromise. Treating injuries is not just her profession – it is her gift… one that she so willingly shares. Ms. Moran never limits herself with just the expected exercises one learns in school. She has an uncanny way of combining and creating movement possibilities that not only strengthen, but aids each client in executing and trusting the route back to a healthy, secure and pain-free existence. “Out of the box” is a phrase used too often and too generously with so many aspects of our society, but all one has to do is witness Ms. Moran at work to understand its true definition. If someone calls me looking for a true solution to a physical problem, Karen Moran is always the first name that comes to mind. Caring. Encouraging. Elite. Excellent. You won’t find better. “
Licensed and Certified Gyrotonic Instructor, actor in Wicked
“Karen is a model of physical therapy going beyond simply putting a patient through a series of physical moves and treating symptoms. Her genuine compassion and care for my teenage son, helped him circumvent discouragement and pushed him through a long, arduous recovery. Karen took hours of her own time to communicate in great detail with his doctors, school athletic trainers, and parents, to promote a team approach to his rehab. We are deeply grateful to God who rewarded her efforts by restoring my son to play varsity basketball in his senior year of high school with hopes for college athletics.”
– M. Firestone
Mother of High School Basketball/Football Player
“Karen Moran is an intelligent, gifted and caring therapist. In her capable hands, I made an incredible recovery from my back surgery in 2005. So there was no doubt who I would call for help when I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder in September of 2009. Because of Karen’s dedication to excellence, patience, and encouragement I made a full recovery. She’s simply the best!”
– Nancy Allen
I was referred to Karen Moran for post-operative rehab after my second back surgery. I was scared of reinjuring myself, so my level of trust in others (and my own body) was low. Understanding my mindset, she diligently built up my core muscle strength and my confidence. She gave me the ability to be a hands-on mom to two small kids. Thanks to her patience, I was able to resume some of the most important activities in my daily life: lifting my baby in and out of the crib, lifting my toddler in and out of the car, carrying groceries, hiking with my friends, and practicing Pilates.
What I love about working with Karen Moran (aside from the fact that she is a lovely human being) is her extensive knowledge of the body and her ability to diagnose, explain and heal her patients. She speaks with confidence and knowledge, which is what all injured people are seeking. I will always be grateful to her.
– Stephanie Goldsmith
“I came to see Karen as a result of some disc issues that I had several years ago that literally stopped me in my tracks in a good deal of pain. Having had surgery for similar issues ten years earlier it was quite scary to imagine I would be back in the same situation. However, Karen literally over a period of 4-5 weeks brought me back to my regular busy and active life. Her mixture of Pilates and more traditional therapy was the key. She was able to diagnose the issue very quickly and was able to pinpoint and find a solution. From time to time I have these reoccurring issues and I always call Karen.
Karen has seen my wife on several issues as well as our daughter who is an active dancer and continues to need Karen’s help regularly. We are enthusiastic supporters of her therapy and have recommended her many many times. We are happy to put it in writing here.
– David and Eden Fox
“Karen Moran is the ultimate professional! She is completely knowledgeable and totally experienced in Physical Therapy. Perhaps just as important, are her exceptional people skills. Karen’s demeanor is soft and caring – she makes you feel comfortable and confident from the moment that you meet her. Possibly her greatest personal asset is her ever-present KINDNESS. I have been in her care over the years for foot, hand and back post-surgical Physical Therapy. She has helped immeasurably in the healing process regarding any and all related problems. I would recommend Karen without reservation to anyone who needs a competent, great person for Physical Therapy!”
– Joan Sugerman
Physical Education Teacher, Retired
“About five years ago I had a severe left shoulder problem with pain shooting down my arm. I was so incapacitated I could not lift my arm to comb my hair or perform ordinary tasks. I was terrified and thought that I that I might need surgery. The Orthopedic shoulder specialist I went to felt surgery was unnecessary and directed me to a physical therapist, Karen Moran, certified in Pilates. He felt that Pilates with Karen Moran was absolutely the cure for me. He was so right. Karen’s therapy program corrected the problem and I am pain-free. I feel it also contributed to an improvement to my general health.”
– Ruth Colman
“In February of 2010, I had a complete right shoulder replacement at USC Medical Center. The surgeon prescribed physical therapy to help me regain as much range of motion for my arm as possible. I went to Karen Moran. The results of working with Karen and the exercises she directed me to do at home allows me to raise my arm above my head and behind my back without pain. A range of motion I have not had in years. I found her to be a very competent therapist, very knowledgeable, and a very caring person”
– Arnold Colman
“When I first met Karen Moran, I was 7 months pregnant with my second child and could barely walk. I was carrying in such a way that walking and kneeling were extremely painful on my hips and lower back. Even the most common activities were excruciating, let alone trying to keep up with my three-year-old son. Karen was a Godsend. Not only was her presence so calming and healing in and of itself, but she immediately alleviated the pain through a series of gentle massage and stretching techniques. Karen took such good care of me, but also showed me how to take care of myself, which helped make the last few months of my pregnancy hopeful and joyful instead of miserable. Karen is amazing, nurturing, caring, experienced, and dedicated… a true healer.”
– Michelle Hagen
Vice President of Universal Studios Partnerships (NBC/Universal)