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.

  • 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.​

  • Erica DeGuzman, Physical Therapy Assistant

    • AS in Physical Therapist Assistant Ohlone College 2017

    • BS Kinesiology: Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness CSU East Bay 2013

    Erica is a Bay Area native and genuinely enjoys meeting and working with a diverse population. She is a graduate of the Ohlone PTA Program in Newark, CA and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings. She is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help people. Erica forms a team with physical therapists and her patients to improve their quality of life. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, going to the gym, exploring the outdoors, dancing hula, and spending time with friends and family. 

  • Dhwani Shah, Physical Therapist License Applicant

    • Bachelor of Physical Therapy (B.P.T.) from Sumandeep University, India 2012

    • Pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T) from Arcadia University, Current

    Dhwani earned her B.P.T from Sumandeep University, India 2012. She is continuing her study to purse D.P.T. from Arcadia University. Her clinical experience includes working in the orthopedic hospital treating a myriad of injuries including surgeries, sports, work injuries as well as Chronic pains. She is passionate about working with a diverse patient population. When she is not treating patients she enjoys watching movies, hiking and spending time with her dog.

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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  • 473 34th Street, Oakland, CA 94609

    6116 Medau Place, Oakland, CA 94611

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.
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