Barak Kraus was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in San Francisco (SFSU), Barak moved to Maryland to begin work on his doctoral degree. Upon graduating in 2005 with his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), he returned to Los Angeles and quickly began his career working alongside some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the area. Barak partnered with AJ Physical Therapy in 2012 to help establish Encino’s top Physical Therapy Clinic. Barak has a strong background in manual orthopedics, sports medicine, and geriatric care including total joint replacement. With a background in strength and conditioning where he served as UMES’s head strength and conditioning coach, Barak prides himself on motivating and progressing his patients with new and creative programs to regain full function. As a father of two, Barak enjoys playing sports and relaxing at home with his family. When not in the office, he can be found running in and around Encino.