Physical Therapy

The Team That Makes PT FUN!

Dr. Christina Uy-Abellon

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

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!

Rosalie Navarro

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

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

Follow her @chinovalleypelvicpt

Dr. Christopher Arias

Dr. Christopher Arias
PT, DPT, CSCS

Christopher Arias received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021 from University of New England in Portland, Maine. Prior, he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona. He enjoys hiking and doing yoga on his spare time. Chris enjoys working with the orthopedic population, helping patients return to their previous activities, and is very passionate about utilizing exercise as medicine.

Dr. BP Nguyen

Dr. BP Nguyen
PT, DPT

Dr Nguyen received his bachelors degree from San Diego state university in kinesiology emphasizing in adaptive rehabilitation. During his time there, he participated in several projects focused on athletes, concussion recovery, and balance. He subsequently went to George Fox University where he received his doctorate of physical therapy degree. As a graduate student, he and his team published a research article studying the effects of blood flow restriction on rotator cuff repair patients. Dr Nguyen also works with acute oncology patients at City of Hope medical center. On his days off he enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with his beautiful wife and his cat, Floof.

Jorge Navarro

Jorge Navarro
PT Aide

Jorge received his Bachelors of science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at California State University, San Bernardino. He hopes to further his education and become a physical therapist assistant. He enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, playing with his dogs, and playing sports.

Adri-Ann Smuts

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.

Darren Every

Darren Every
PTA

Darren grew up in Glendora, California. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University, he attended the PTA program at Concorde Career College. Afterwards, he worked in Home Health and a vestibular outpatient facility. Darren enjoys learning and is excited to improve his knowledge and experience in physical therapy. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working out in his home gym, hiking, and trying new beers.

Loraine Lang

Loraine Lang
PTA

Loraine graduated from the University of California Riverside with a BS degree in Biology as well as a AS degree from Concorde Career College as a PTA. She was drawn to physical therapy because of her own struggles and injuries she experienced in her early teens playing softball. Having experienced the transformative power movement and exercise has on the human body to diminish pain and improve one's self, she decided to pursue this endeavor to help others. When she is not working she enjoys spending her time drawing, drinking tea, playing video games, or living vicariously through her friends or coworker's cat pictures.

John Reyes

John Reyes
PTA

John Reyes received his A.S. degree from Concorde Career College as a PTA in 2021 after studying kinesiology at Cal State University of Northridge with an emphasis in Exercise Science. John naturally gravitated towards Physical Therapy due to his interest in human anatomy and physiology as well as his belief that every person should be able to live their life to the fullest with no hindrances. Coming from a sports background, John loves partaking in any and all activities available to him, whether it be snowboarding, golf, hiking, or bowling, he will never have a dull weekend with his friends and family.

Chris Rodriguez

Chris Rodriguez
Patient Representative

Chris is our lead PT aide at Central Care Physical Therapy. Chris graduated from Azusa Pacific University and has a background in art and graphic design. Being a personal trainer lead him to decide to strive to become a Physical Therapist. You can see Chris around the clinic not only helping patients with their exercises, but making them laugh and have fun while they're here!

Kayley A

Kayley A

Meet one of our PT aides Kayley A. Kayley is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona. She hopes to one day become an Occupational Therapist and help people reach their fullest potential both physically and mentally. She enjoys meeting new people, trying various boba places, playing video games, and dancing.

Victoria Rodriguez

Victoria Rodriguez
Pt aide

Victoria Rodriguez , Pt aide, received her Bachelor's of Science in 2020 at CSUSB with her degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science. She plans on pursuing her education to receive her Master's in nursing or Physician Assistant. On her free time she enjoy's watching sports, but her favorite sport is baseball and roots for the DODGERS.

Marlene Hernandez

Marlene Hernandez
Clinic Administrator

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.

Nancy Habal

Nancy Habal
New Patient Coordinator

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.

Nancy O.

Nancy O.
Patient Care Coordinator

Meet Nancy Ornelas, our Patient Care Coordinator. Who is always ready to assist and coordinate patients' physical therapy needs. She enjoys cycling with her team and partaking in cycling races. She also loves to cook and travel.

Valerie

Valerie

A.K.A "Chata" as my grandma call me. A.K.A Val. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Kinesiology. When she is not helping people at work, she enjoys her time at Disneyland. She also runs a ring business called @luciderings. If Val could eat Del Taco everyday, I think she would. Her work ethic is solid and is always ready to help. We are blessed to have her.

Dr. Christina Uy-Abellon

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 ...
Lauren Foronda

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 impo...
Rosalie Navarro

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...
Dr. Theresa Lugatiman

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 Ce...
Dr. Christopher Arias

Dr. Christopher Arias
PT, DPT, CSCS

Christopher Arias received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021 from University of New England in Portland, Maine. Prior, he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona. He enjoys hiking and doing yoga on his spare time. Chris enjoys working with the orthopedic population, helping patients return to their previous activities, and is very passionate about utilizing exercise as medicine.
Dr. BP Nguyen

Dr. BP Nguyen
PT, DPT

Dr Nguyen received his bachelors degree from San Diego state university in kinesiology emphasizing in adaptive rehabilitation. During his time there, he participated in several projects focused on athletes, concussion recovery, and balance. He subsequently went to George Fox University where he received his doctorate of physical therapy degree. As a graduate student, he and his team published a research article studying the effects of blood flow restriction on rotator cuff repair patients. Dr Ng...
Jorge Navarro

Jorge Navarro
PT Aide

Jorge received his Bachelors of science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at California State University, San Bernardino. He hopes to further his education and become a physical therapist assistant. He enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, playing with his dogs, and playing sports.
Adri-Ann Smuts

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.
Darren Every

Darren Every
PTA

Darren grew up in Glendora, California. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University, he attended the PTA program at Concorde Career College. Afterwards, he worked in Home Health and a vestibular outpatient facility. Darren enjoys learning and is excited to improve his knowledge and experience in physical therapy. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working out in his home gym, hiking, and trying new beer...
Loraine Lang

Loraine Lang
PTA

Loraine graduated from the University of California Riverside with a BS degree in Biology as well as a AS degree from Concorde Career College as a PTA. She was drawn to physical therapy because of her own struggles and injuries she experienced in her early teens playing softball. Having experienced the transformative power movement and exercise has on the human body to diminish pain and improve one's self, she decided to pursue this endeavor to help others. When she is not working she enjoys spe...
John Reyes

John Reyes
PTA

John Reyes received his A.S. degree from Concorde Career College as a PTA in 2021 after studying kinesiology at Cal State University of Northridge with an emphasis in Exercise Science. John naturally gravitated towards Physical Therapy due to his interest in human anatomy and physiology as well as his belief that every person should be able to live their life to the fullest with no hindrances. Coming from a sports background, John loves partaking in any and all activities available to him, wheth...
Chris Rodriguez

Chris Rodriguez
Patient Representative

Chris is our lead PT aide at Central Care Physical Therapy. Chris graduated from Azusa Pacific University and has a background in art and graphic design. Being a personal trainer lead him to decide to strive to become a Physical Therapist. You can see Chris around the clinic not only helping patients with their exercises, but making them laugh and have fun while they're here!
Kayley A

Kayley A

Meet one of our PT aides Kayley A. Kayley is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona. She hopes to one day become an Occupational Therapist and help people reach their fullest potential both physically and mentally. She enjoys meeting new people, trying various boba places, playing video games, and dancing.
Victoria Rodriguez

Victoria Rodriguez
Pt aide

Victoria Rodriguez , Pt aide, received her Bachelor's of Science in 2020 at CSUSB with her degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science. She plans on pursuing her education to receive her Master's in nursing or Physician Assistant. On her free time she enjoy's watching sports, but her favorite sport is baseball and roots for the DODGERS.
Marlene Hernandez

Marlene Hernandez
Clinic Administrator

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.
Nancy Habal

Nancy Habal
New Patient Coordinator

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.
Nancy O.

Nancy O.
Patient Care Coordinator

Meet Nancy Ornelas, our Patient Care Coordinator. Who is always ready to assist and coordinate patients' physical therapy needs. She enjoys cycling with her team and partaking in cycling races. She also loves to cook and travel.
Valerie

Valerie

A.K.A "Chata" as my grandma call me. A.K.A Val. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Kinesiology. When she is not helping people at work, she enjoys her time at Disneyland. She also runs a ring business called @luciderings. If Val could eat Del Taco everyday, I think she would. Her work ethic is solid and is always ready to help. We are blessed to have her.



email the staff:  PatientCare@CentralCarePT.com