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Physical Therapyworks was started in 1996 by John Dravillas, PT, MTC, OCS, because John was dissatisfied with the compromises that were occurring in the health care field. These changes—including shortened treatment times and rampant and inappropriate delegation of treatment to aides and assistants—were economically driven in response to changes in the insurance industry. John wanted to create and work in an environment where the emphasis is on what is right for the client. Physical Therapyworks is the realization of that goal.

our team

John Dravillas, PT, MTC

John Dravillas, PT, OCS, MTC is the owner and director of Physical Therapyworks, as well as Director of our Post-Professional Orthopedic Residency Program.  He is a graduate of The Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, class of 1986. Washington University is consistently ranked among the top three physical therapy programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

As part of John's professional education, he has been shadowing renowned Orthopedist John Itamura, M.D. over the past three years to further his clinical understanding and skills in regard to shoulder and elbow dysfunction. John also has taken Continuing Education classes so far above the norm that it triggered an IRS audit. He has attained advanced standing as a Certified Manual Therapist (MTC) from the Institute of Graduate Physical Therapy and is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. John is also a mentor at the USC post-professional residency program and was recently nominated for the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award.

In his younger years, John played football, basketball and ran track. He currently enjoys workouts ranging from Pilates to boxing, and has been a lifelong yoga enthusiast and meditation devotee.

Alison M. Hanson, PT, MPT, OCS, CAPP-OB

Alison M. Hanson, PT, MPT, OCS, CAPP-OB is the assistant director and Physical Therapy Manager at Physical Therapyworks, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and is also a member of the Clinical Faculty of our Post-Professional Orthopedic Residency Program. Alison attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where she earned both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in physical therapy. While at Ithaca, she earned both Academic and Athletic All-American honors while competing for the varsity gymnastics team. Her personal experiences with physical therapy as an athlete, combined with her desire to help people, resulted in a natural career choice of physical therapy.

Since moving to Los Angeles and having two children, Alison became dedicated to helping woman before, during, and after pregnancy, and beyond. After the birth of her children and her subsequent certification in Obstetrics, she realized how little education women are typically given at this important juncture in their lives and how much physical therapy can help these women.

Cindy Liang, PT, DPT

Cindy Liang, PT, DPT is a staff PT as well as the Aide Manager at Physical Therapyworks. She was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from Indiana University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Gender Studies and Mandarin. Cindy worked at Physical Therapyworks for one and a half years as a physical therapy aide prior to attending the University of Southern California and receiving her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She developed a passion for treating orthopedic and vestibular disorders during her advanced clerkship at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the number one ranked rehabilitation hospital in the nation for the past 23 years running.

Outside of the clinic, Cindy enjoys staying active and healthy by running, hiking, doing resistance/plyometric/circuit training and yoga, and in the past she has been a competitive soccer and volleyball player. She also loves cooking, baking and trying out the newest local restaurants.

Cindy is passionate about people and truly enjoys working with her patients to get them back to doing the things they love.

Tatiana Brovko, PT, DPT, OCS

Tatiana Brovko, PT, DPT, OCS is a staff PT, the Wellness and Performance Manager, and a member of the Clinical Faculty of our Post-Professional Orthopedic Residency Program. She graduated from the University of California-Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology and a minor in Art History. While at UC Davis she was a member of the collegiate women’s rowing varsity team which won the Division II National Championships in 2000.

Tatiana received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC in 2012, and in 2013 she completed an advanced residency program in orthopedics at USC and became a board certified orthopedic specialist. Currently she teaches as an adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy and is involved in mentoring physical therapy residents at USC.

Tatiana worked as an aide at Physical Therapyworks prior to attending USC and is excited to return to her favorite clinic. She is most passionate about treating orthopedic conditions, and enjoys empowering her patients and guiding their care to help them achieve their goals.

Michelle Adomeit, Office Manager

Michelle Adomeit is the office manager of Physical Therapyworks. She studied business management at the University of Las Vegas and has 15 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Michelle has worked in 14 different subspecialties within the healthcare field. Her knowledge expands from clinic operations and insurance contracting to healthcare reimbursement and consulting.

Michelle’s hobbies include interior design, world travel, and keeping up to date with current events.

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giving back

Girls playing soccer

Physical Therapyworks is happy to be a part of Team to Win, a program that provides healthcare for student athletes, regardless of their type of insurance or medical coverage.

clinic information

address: 719 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Map and Directions)
tel: (310) 260-9039
fax: (310) 260-1091
e-mail: info@physicaltherapyworks.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/ptwsantamonica
instagram: www.instagram.com/physical_therapyworks/
hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 7 pm.