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.
Rosalie Navarro - MPT
Rosalie Navarro received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2003 from Western University of Health Sciences. Prior to that she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. Rosalie finds her career rewarding in helping people recover and believes the best part is giving her patients hope in being able to return to their activities. As a mother of 3 boys, she definitely keeps busy and active. Rosalie always looks forward to spending time with her husband and kids and also enjoys catching up with her huge family and close friends. She likes sushi, she's a morning coffee drinker, collects recipes, and hopes to travel the world again someday.
Dr. Theresa Lugatiman - PT, DPT
CA Licensed Physical Therapist since 2008
Specialty: Pelvic Health / Women's Health PT in adult and pediatric population
Education / Certification
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy -2001 Silliman University, Philippines
- Doctor of Physical Therapy - A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ -2015
- Certificate in RPSFC in Neuro-Developmental Treatment 2014
- NDT Principles in Stroke Rehabilitation
- Recipient APTA Pelvic Health Academy
- CAPP Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health 2020
- CAPP Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric Physical Therapy 2020
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 - PTA, CSCS
Alora Tejeda graduated from Stanbridge University in 2019 with her A.S. In Physical Therapy Assistant and in 2015 from CSU Monterey Bay with her B.S in Kinesiology. She likes to hike, swim, and kayak whenever she has the chance. Making rehab fun is her top priority.
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.
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