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We founded Bright Star with a simple mission:

Bring personal care to physical therapy!

Since 2004, Bright Star founders Savina Kollmorgen and Masha Katz have treated both adults and children in California with a simple philosophy: That it takes personal, one-on-one attention combined with the latest training and expertise to provide the best results for your care.

We have two locations serving Los Angeles: In Woodland Hills and Sherman Oaks. Our clinics offer comprehensive care from general physical therapy to highly specialized treatment in areas such as Scoliosis. Through our state-of-the-art treatment programs, we can help relieve chronic pain, improve your overall fitness, and get you back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one such as a child, Bright Star offers the individual attention and care everyone deserves.

Meet the Owners and Head Therapists


Masha Katz, DPT 

Founding partner

Masha was inspired to become a therapist while volunteering at Northridge Hospital Medical Center during high school. Now, along with partner Savina Kollmorgen, she directs treatment as a head therapist and co-owner of Bright Star.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Education at California State University, Northridge, her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree at Chapman University, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at A.T. Still University.

Masha is a recognized expert in Scoliosis treatment, specializing in the non-surgical Schroth Method to treat adolescents. She enjoys spending time with her active family, and speaks fluent English and Russian, and some Spanish and Hebrew.

Savina Kollmorgen, MPT

Founding partner

Savina’s interest in medicine narrowed to physical therapy as she loved the close interaction with patients it offered. She earned her bachelors degree in Health Education and Master of Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge.

With partner Masha Katz, she directs treatment as a head therapist and co-owner at Bright Star, specializing in treating children with conditions like Torticollis, and developmental delays such as issues from feeding to walking.

Savina enjoys a range of sporting activities with her family, and is fluent in English, Bulgarian, Russian, and French.

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