Masha Katz, MPT, got her Bachelor’s degree in Health Education at California State University, Northridge and her Master of Physical Therapy at Chapman University. Katz was inspired to enter the field of physical therapy while working as a high school volunteer at Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s stroke rehabilitation center. Now she leads treatment as a therapist and co-owner of Bright STAR Physical Therapy in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, where she and partner Savina Kollmorgen, MPT, are both exceptionally skilled at and enjoy the treatment of patients of all ages with a very wide range of physical challenges. Known for her successful use of the Schroth Method to treat adolescent scoliosis, Katz specializes in therapy for orthopedic injury recovery. Katz continuously stays up to date with the latest research and techniques of treatment through continuing education courses in order to better serve her patients. Outside of the clinic, Katz spends time with her family of three children. Katz speaks English and Russian, and some Spanish and Hebrew.
Savina Kollmorgen, MPT, studied at California State University, Northridge, and completed internships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Her interest in the medical field narrowed to physical therapy when it became clear that she would be allowed more direct interaction with her patients. Now she leads treatment as a therapist and co-owner of Bright STAR Physical Therapy in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, where she and partner Masha Katz, MPT, are both exceptionally skilled at and enjoy the treatment of patients of all ages with a very wide range of physical challenges. Kollmorgen specializes in the treatment of children and babies with conditions like torticollis and feeding disorders, and also improvement of gait for adults with gait and balance problems. When she is not with patients or partaking in continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest research and techniques of treament, Kollmorgen, who speaks English, Bulgarian, Russian, and French, enjoys sporting activities with her husband and three children.