Dr. Christina Uy-Abellon - PT, DPT
Dr. Christina Abellon received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in Boston University and her Bachelors Degree in PT from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. She is a Certified Polestar Pilates Practitioner for Rehabilitation and APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. For the past 19 years, she has been living her purpose - to help people live a pain free life thru movement and exercise. Her other passions are discovering the beauty in the world with her family, reading and gardening.
Lauren Foronda - OTR/L
Lauren Foronda, OTR/L received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA in 2017. She has had experience working with various neurological and orthopedic conditions, as well as with the geriatric population. She enjoys dancing, hiking, and traveling. Lauren looks forward to putting the fun in functional and helping patients improve so they may return to performing and enjoying the activities that are meaningful and important to them!
Jose Aceves - PTA
Jose Aceves received his A.S degree in Physical Therapy from Concorde College in 2013. He has been working at Central Care PT since 2015 and promotes an easy going and fun loving atmosphere that patients find agreeable. Jose is an APTA certified clinical instructor and takes pleasure in giving back to the Physical Therapy community by taking on PTA students. Jose enjoys playing guitar, playing computer games, and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.
Adri-Ann Smuts - PTA
Adri-Ann has been a physical therapist assistant since 2015, working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2014 with an A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, and earned her PTA license in 2015. Adri-Ann is also a certified Pilates instructor through Polestar Pilates. In her free time, Adri-Ann enjoys reading, taking walks, and spending time with her husband.
Alora Tejeda - CSCS
Alora Tejeda, CSCS, Physical Therapy Aide received her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from CSU Monterey Bay. She is a National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She enjoys being outdoors, watching and participating in sports, and going to the beach. She is pleased to work with patients and make their time at the clinic joyful.
Saul enjoys watching movies and playing the guitar on his free time. He also enjoys a good workout and a challenge. Saul graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Cal State Long Beach. We thank Saul for serving our country as a Marine and our patients thank him for always guiding and pushing them thru their exercise programs.
Meet our PT aide Zach! He graduated from Cal State Monterey Bay with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer. On his free time, he enjoys hiking, trying different burger restaurants and watching sports events.
Kary is a Kinesiology Major with aspirations of becoming a physical therapist, specializing in pediatrics. In her spare time, she volunteers at Wonderlab, a pediatric clinic. Kary loves all things magic- a huge Harry Potter fan and Disneyland Passholder (guess where she spends her free time!).
Meet James Ju, our human-in-action PT aide, here to assist and provide for your overall wellness through active movement at the Central Care Physical Therapy. James graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science at CSU Northridge. He enjoys exploring new places, camping, hiking, the occasion comfy rainy weather, and is a scifi/fantasy enthusiast. Come and get back to your active potential while we converse about our experiences and goals!
Marlene Hernandez is our office manager at Central Care Physical Therapy. She has 10+ year experience managing medical offices and loves to help others, and enjoys meeting people. She always wants to make sure you succeed in your PT/OT program by giving you reminders about keeping your appointments. She loves to watch movies with her family, sushi and pizza.
She is our Patient Representative and she is here to help you. You may catch her around town in a physicians office near you, spreading the good word on our practice here in Chino. If you see her say "Hi", she'll be glad you did! When she is not in the office, she loves to shop for anything and everything, and loves to travel with her family.
email the staff: PatientCare@CentralCarePT.com