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.
I sustained an injury that prohibited me from exercising normally and I went to Barak hoping to rehab so that I could assume my normal workouts. Not only did physical therapy heal my injury but it highlighted weak muscles that I needed to strengthen. I left physical therapy with a more well-rounded exercise routine and the workouts that Barak instilled have now become a part of my weekly exercise regimen. My experience with Barak was incredibly positive and I would highly recommend him to anyone and especially people with sports related injuries.Kimberly Rutt
After my heart surgery, I told my doctor that the only place I would go for therapy was AJ Physical Therapy!Frank W.
After 15 years of severe back pain, I am finally able to move again!Janet C.
My doctor said I would be out of work for 6 weeks. After only one visit, I was able to use my elbow again without pain!Tyler O.
My treatment was outstanding! I would definitely recommend AJ Physical Therapy to my family and friends.Nicole B.