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.

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 clients 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, PTA

  • 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 clients 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. 

Henry Nguyen, PTA

  • A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant – Sacramento City College, 2015

Henry has background in neuro and musculoskeletal physical therapy skills. He’s worked in both outpatient and acute inpatient settings with various orthopedic and neuro injuries. After a career change, Henry graduated from Sacramento City College with an Associate of Science Degree and a Physical Therapist Assistant license. After graduating he returned home to Oakland and enjoys providing health services to his community.

Carly Pon, PTA

  • AS, Physical Therapy Assistant, Loma Linda University 2017
  • BA, Sociology with minor in Exercise & Health Science, UC Santa Barbara, 2010

Carly graduated from Loma Linda in 2017, but has been working in outpatient orthopedics for 10 years. She is working towards a Mulligan certification and is already certified in Rocktape: functional movement kinesiology tape. In her spare time she likes to participate in triathlons, hike and snowboard