Therapy for Professional, Novice or Recreational Artists

The Performing Arts Rehabilitation Program at The George Washington University Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center provides one-on-one evaluation and treatment for dancers, actors, instrumental musicians, gymnasts, figure skaters and singers.

Our goal is to ensure you’re performing at your highest potential and to get you back to the activity you love, whether you are a professional, novice or recreational artist. Specialized therapists on our performing arts team help artists regain strength, range of motion, balance and endurance, while also providing technique recommendations.

Make an appointment

To schedule an appointment with a therapist in the Performing Arts Rehabilitation Program, please call 202-715-5655 or email us directly at

Our Performing Arts Team

Talya Krumholz, PT, DPT

Talya is a former professional ballet dancer and current orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapist. She is trained in dance-specific movement analysis, dry needling and manual therapy techniques.

Laura Albares, PT, DPT

Laura is a classically trained ballet dancer and certified Pilates instructor. She has experience working with the pre-professional dance population.

Steven Malachowski, PT, DPT, CSCS

Steven is a classically trained pianist and specializes in working with musicians including stringed, percussion and wind instrumentalists. He has certifications in Performing Arts Medicine through PAMA and post-concussion rehabilitation.

Stephanie Katz, OTR/L, CHT

Stephanie has experience working with musicians after surgery to address hand and finger injuries. She is a senior Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist and Adjunct Professor at GWU.

Services We Provide

  • Return to stage programs and screenings
  • Injury prevention programs and screenings
  • Technique modifications
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Post-concussion syndrome therapy
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Pelvic floor evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Pilates-based rehabilitation
  • Dry needling
  • Blood flow restriction therapy
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation

In addition to physical therapy, you may book an assessment with one of our physician partners who collaborate with our performing arts therapists: