Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc.

Physical Therapist located in Oakland, CA

Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc., with two locations in Oakland, CA, offers a team of highly-experienced and caring therapists. Helping patients reach their goals is the top priority. We provide a fun and comfortable environment, equipped with the latest tools and technology to treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, sports injuries and provide post-surgical rehabilitation.

Whether a patient is recovering from pain or strain caused by an accident, sidelined with a bad case of tennis elbow, or experiencing balance issues related to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, our team of experts are eager to help. We are the experts in biomechanics and maximizing movement efficiency. Our expertise will help to highlight poor movement patterns to prevent future injury in young athletes to the more experienced weekend warrior.

From the receptionist at our front desk to the aides and physical therapists, we operate as a family, dedicated to helping our patients resume the most active possible lifestyle, and to prevent future injuries. We design personalized physical therapy plans for each patient to insure rapid and optimum results, including pain relief.

We are committed to providing top-quality care and compassion to our community and accept most major insurance.

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Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc.

Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc., with two locations in Oakland, CA, offers a team of highly-experienced and caring therapists. Helping patients reach their goals is the top priority. We provide a fun and comfortable environment, equipped with the latest tools and technology to treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, sports injuries and provide post-surgical rehabilitation.

Whether a patient is recovering from pain or strain caused by an accident, sidelined with a bad case of tennis elbow, or experiencing balance issues related to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, our team of experts are eager to help. We are the experts in biomechanics and maximizing movement efficiency. Our expertise will help to highlight poor movement patterns to prevent future injury in young athletes to the more experienced weekend warrior.

From the receptionist at our front desk to the aides and physical therapists, we operate as a family, dedicated to helping our patients resume the most active possible lifestyle, and to prevent future injuries. We design personalized physical therapy plans for each patient to insure rapid and optimum results, including pain relief.

We are committed to providing top-quality care and compassion to our community and accept most major insurance.


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Our Staff
  • Simon Gibson, PT

    ​Simon is the CEO and founder of Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc. Simon was born and raised in Richmond, New Zealand. Went to Massey University, Otago University and Auckland Technical Institute for his Diploma in Physical Therapy. He has been in California since 1985 and started MPT in 1989.​

  • Chris Ernst, MSPT

    • MS Physical Therapy Washington University School of Medicine 1994

    • BS Exercise Science University of Iowa 1991

    Chris' focus has been on orthopedics and she has worked in a variety of outpatient settings.

    She enjoys being challenged by working with a diverse client population with a wide array of diagnoses.

  • Abraldo Perez, DPT

    Abe is a graduate of the UCSF/SFSU physical therapy doctoral program. He is passionate about working with a diverse client population and truly enjoys being part of an individual's rehabilitation. When not working with clients, Abe loves exploring movement activities such as yoga, capoeira, acroyoga, slackline, surfing, snowboarding and backpacking.

  • Alex Bottorff, DPT

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy Western University of Health Sciences 2013

    • BS Physiology, Minor in Exercise and Sports Science UC Santa Barbara 2008

    Alex received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. A Southern California native, she enjoys being outdoors, whether it is swimming in the ocean, hiking and camping in the mountains, or going to Disneyland! Her love of anatomy has inspired her interest in orthopedic physical therapy and would like to obtain her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in the near future.

  • Vidhi Vadera, PT

    • Master of Physical Therapy Loma Linda University, 2013

    • Bachelor of Physical Therapy D.Y. Patil University, India 2012

    Vidhi graduated with her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 2013. She is a certified Mulligan practitioner (joint mobilization) and specializes in Vertigo treatment. Vidhi has experience practicing physical therapy in New York and India, working with patients from 7-90 years old. She has a solid orthopedic manual therapy background that she utilizes as part of her patient care. In her free time, Vidhi enjoys traveling to new places and exploring the bay area.

  • Jisel Paniagua, DPT

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy Azusa Pacific University 2015

    • BA Kinesiology and Spanish Occidental College 2011

    Jisel received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2015. She is bilingual in Spanish and passionate about providing the best care to her patients and helping them on the road to recovery. She first became interested in physical therapy after tearing her ACL a few times playing basketball and requiring PT herself. She is a Bay Area native and enjoys traveling, hiking, baking, and going to the beach. She loves sports and is always rooting for the Warriors and Raiders.

  • Becca Noonan, MPT

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy UCSF/SFSU, 2016

    • BA Psychology Oberlin College 2008


    Becca is a graduate of the UCSF/SFSU physical therapy doctoral program. She is passionate about working with a diverse patient population and collaborating with her patients to provide them the best care for their needs. She combines her history of working in both education and massage therapy with her interest in research and evidence-based practice to develop multifaceted and effective treatment programs. Outside of work, Becca enjoys juggling, swimming, acroyoga, hiking, and traveling to the East Coast to visit her family.

  • Kelsey Coles, DPT

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University 2016

    • B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy: San Diego State University 2012

    Kelsey received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UCSF/SFSU. Her personal background as a gymnast sparked her interest for anatomy and human movement, and her passion to help others heal led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She is devoted to motivating and empowering her patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She is certified in myofascial decompression and has taken advanced courses in manual therapy and applied biomechanics for runners. Kelsey loves living in the bay area where she can spend her spare time hiking, practicing yoga, cycling, running, and going to the beach.​

Values and Mission Statement

Mission

We deliver world class physical therapy in a fun, friendly, professional environment.

Value Statement

We empower people to be their best physical selves, by providing our expertise and support in an uplifting, healing environment.

Values

Teamwork

We assist, teach and support each other during workflow, to create a seamless experience for the client. We cover our teammate’s gaps and streamline the delivery of care.

Family

We support one another to grow and perform better through feedback and communication. We are open to our teammates’ points of view in order to build stronger relationships.

Client Service and Care

We welcome clients with a positive, caring attitude. We deliver friendly care. We find ways to exceed client expectations with our empathy and humanity. We anticipate client needs so they feel heard and educate them on how to optimize their self-care.

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Career Opportunities

We are looking for talented and driven individuals to join the Montclair Physical Therapy, Inc. family. Contact us for information on career opportunities.

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Accepted Insurance Providers

PPO's, Medicare Part B, Most Covered California Plans, Most Workers Compensation Plans, and Cash Pay/HSA Options. Please call or email our offices to confirm accepted insurance providers.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "This place is very good and helpful. My PT is professional, her assistant is friendly. The bills are reasonable, they never worried me. "

    Yanyu L.
  • facebook

    "I've been treated with nothing but respect. In my opinion everyone goes out their way to make certain I am comfortable...Highly recommended!"

    Pamela J.
  • facebook

    "Everyone here is great! They've really helped me and given me tools to continue healing- very knowledgeable and friendly."

    Rossana C.
  • Yelp

    "...Montclair Physical Therapy is my favorite. Every time I fall and need physical therapy I'm always pleased to see the group there."

    Hanna B.