With nearly a decade of experience caring for patients on both our coasts Dr. Barakat, is widely celebrated for his success in treating complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Dr. Barakat is an axial spine specialist, using the most advanced techniques to remedy ailments extending from the low lumbo-sacral spine to the high cervical vertebrae. As one our most diversely skilled therapists aiming to prevent surgery, he repairs all joints. Attending to both pre- and post-surgical cases, orthopedists rely on him to deliver patients with the very best results. Of particular interest are his abilities as a world class movement specialist. Coupled with many years of experience, he is certified by the national governing body for the sport of weightlifting, USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), giving him a deep understanding of body movement as it pertains to resistance work. In addition to the professional athletes he handles, Dr. Barakat is entrusted with the care of our entertainers, whose bodies can bear the brunt of truly unique forces when on stage and screen. For Dr. Barakat, it’s not just about fixing the body and delivering a patient back to the same pre-morbid condition that got them injured in the first place. He takes things beyond simply fixing what was broken. Dr, Barakat goes for achieving a superior body condition, making what the weakest link the very strongest, every time and with every patient.