We use the latest techniques and sound research.

Our comprehensive physical therapy services help you return to your active lifestyle – whatever your activity is – by reducing pain, restoring function, preventing further injury, increasing stability and mobility in the body and educating you about your condition.

A prestige reputation for over 20 years

With our vast connection to physicians, referring doctors and specialists, our staff takes a team approach to your care in order to develop a rehabilitation treatment protocol individual to you and your specific needs.

We use the latest techniques and sound research to select the modalities and exercises best suited for your rehabilitation and fitness goals.

Ron Yacoub

President

Ron established Pinecrest Physical Therapy in the spring of 2005 after working in several different clinical settings throughout the country. Since that time, he has worked to evaluate and treat clients with various orthopedic and neurological conditions, helping them return to an active lifestyle. Whether it is rehabilitation or reconditioning high-level athletes from high school to a professional level, Ron’s passion has always been to help our patients regain their form and to return to their sport.

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), National Athletic Trainer Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association

Gabe Pardo

Clinical Coordinator for Pinecrest Physical Therapy

Gabe is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 from the University of Miami. During his undergraduate studies at FIU he majored…

Gabe is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 from the University of Miami. During his undergraduate studies at FIU he majored in Health Service Administration and a minor exercise physiology. As a former competitive volleyball player and his love for working out it brings him great joy treating sports related injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, and injury prevention. On his free time he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with his dog.

Desaly Gonzalez

CLINICAL COORDINATOR for Pinecrest Wellness

Desaly is a Miami native who received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2017. While receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Wake For…

Desaly is a Miami native who received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2017. While receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University, she sparked her interest for physical therapy during a research study looking at the effects of dance rehab on Parkinson’s patients. As a former dancer and current dance teacher, Desaly has integrated her love and knowledge for dance into her everyday work as a therapist. Her interests range from the arts to sports and are highly committed to engaging herself into the path of orthopedic rehabilitation and injury prevention. Desaly is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Christian Marrero

CLINICAL COORDINATOR for Key Biscayne Physical Therapy

Christian graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2019.  His areas of interest include sports related injuries, orthopedic…

Christian graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2019.  His areas of interest include sports related injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Christian is a Miami native; and brings a history of playing basketball and enjoys being physically active.

Natalie Coto Robinson

Clinical Coordinator for CORAL GABLES Physical Therapy

Natalie graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2010 from the University of Miami with honors. Natalie has interests in health promotion and wellness a…

Natalie graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2010 from the University of Miami with honors. Natalie has interests in health promotion and wellness and specializes in rehabilitating orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Natalie enjoys being physically active and participating in triathlons.

Christopher Altieri

CLINICAL COORDINATOR for Brickell Physical Therapy

Chris graduated from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy class of 2014 from the University of New England.  His areas of interest include orthopedic and sports-related…

Chris graduated from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy class of 2014 from the University of New England.  His areas of interest include orthopedic and sports-related injuries and rehabilitation.  Chris’s experience stems from his time spent playing baseball at Florida International University, as well as coaching baseball at all levels.  He also brings additional knowledge from his time spend as a strength and conditioning intern while attending Florida International University.

Ryan Navarro

CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR DORAL PHYSICAL THERAPY

Ryan is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021 from the University of St. Augustine. During his undergraduate studies at…

Ryan is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021 from the University of St. Augustine. During his undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, he double majored in Biology and Exercise science. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, with interest in sports related injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, and injury prevention. On his free time he enjoys working out, hanging out with his family, and taking trips.

Teri Lima

Clinical Coordinator for Pinecrest PT-South

Theresa is a Miami native who graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2007. Her area of specialty is in orthopedic rehab…

Theresa is a Miami native who graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2007. Her area of specialty is in orthopedic rehabilitation. Additionally, she is a certified Manual Therapist. She has worked to evaluate and treat patients with orthopedic conditions, applying various manual therapy techniques and strengthening programs to return patients to an active lifestyle. Theresa’s passion arises from her own personal experience in overcoming injuries as a young athlete.

Omar Castillo

CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR DAVIE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Born in Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Omar worked as a personal trainer before becoming a physical therapist. Omar attended Lehman College in the…

Born in Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Omar worked as a personal trainer before becoming a physical therapist. Omar attended Lehman College in the Bronx for his undergrad, and graduated from the University of St Augustine in 2021 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Omar enjoys playing the piano and staying active at the gym.

Richard Jackson

Clinical Coordinator for Pinecrest Strength & Conditioning

Richard graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. During his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, he co…

Richard graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. During his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, he completed his degree in Exercise Science. After completing his final internship with us, Richard was invited to join our staff as a licensed physical therapist. His areas of interest include sports related injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, and injury prevention. As a Miami native, Richard speaks Spanish, enjoys being physically active and looks forward to spending his free time fishing.

Kevin Moses

Staff Physical Therapist/Insurance Liaison, Pinecrest Main

As a graduate of the 2008 DPT class of the University of Miami, Kevin focuses his efforts in the rehabilitation of high school and collegiate athletes. As a former baseba…

As a graduate of the 2008 DPT class of the University of Miami, Kevin focuses his efforts in the rehabilitation of high school and collegiate athletes. As a former baseball player and pitching coach, Kevin brings a special skill set to our facility as compared to other therapy clinics. After completing his clinical internship with us, Kevin returned to our clinic as a licensed therapist. In addition, Kevin was also the recipient of the Leadership award for his graduating physical therapy class.

Montsy Smithies

Staff Physical Therapist, Pinecrest Main

Before joining Pinecrest Physical Therapy, Montsy spent 6 years at Jackson Memorial Hospital working with a diverse population. Her experience with post-surgical patients…

Before joining Pinecrest Physical Therapy, Montsy spent 6 years at Jackson Memorial Hospital working with a diverse population. Her experience with post-surgical patients ranges from orthopedic and neurological trauma to adolescent and postpartum rehabilitation. With her certification in lymphedema management, Montsy has worked with post-mastectomy women to reduce upper extremity swelling as well as plastic surgery cases in order to improve cosmetic outcomes. She has also been involved with local university physical therapy programs, including Florida International University and the University of Miami, participating in student training and internship programs.

Carly Testa

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST & HOME HEALTH LIAISON, Pinecrest Main

Carly is from St. Petersburg, FL and moved to Miami in 2012. She began her career in Physical Therapy while living in Charlotte, NC, where she worked in various setti…

Carly is from St. Petersburg, FL and moved to Miami in 2012. She began her career in Physical Therapy while living in Charlotte, NC, where she worked in various settings. Her interests are in orthopedics, wellness and geriatrics, and she also has experience with yoga and Pilates. Carly works in the clinic, and is also the Home Health Liaison for Pinecrest Physical Therapy.

Julian Abreu

Staff Physical Therapist, Pinecrest Main

Julian is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2022 from the University of St. Augustine for health and sciences. During his…

Julian is a Miami native who received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2022 from the University of St. Augustine for health and sciences. During his undergraduate at Barry University, he was a collegiate baseball athlete who received his bachelors in exercise physiology. He is a certified ACSM exercise physiologist, with interest in injury prevention and exercise performance. In his free time he enjoys working out, practicing aikido, and spending time with family.

Stephanie Rodriguez

Staff Physical Therapist, Wellness

Stephanie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Miami campus. Before completing her…

Stephanie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Miami campus. Before completing her graduate studies, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014 and is still a licensed practitioner. While completing her DPT degree, Stephanie found her passion and specialty in Pelvic Health/Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. She has undertaken additional studies in Pelvic Health with APTA organization, Herman and Wallace, and is an ambassador member of myPFM. As a former dancer, Stephanie’s love to promote movement and skilled expertise in injury prevention keeps her involved in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. When not working, Stephanie enjoys going to the beach and is a foodie for desserts.

Isis Monzon

Staff Physical Therapist, Wellness

Isis received her Doctorate in Physical Therapist from the University of St. Augustine in 2021. As a physical therapist, Isis is passionate about helping people reach…

Isis received her Doctorate in Physical Therapist from the University of St. Augustine in 2021. As a physical therapist, Isis is passionate about helping people reach their highest potential. Outside of therapy, Isis loves reading astrological birth charts!

Monique Figueroa

Staff Physical Therapist, Wellness

Monique received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2022. Her physical therapy interests include outpatient and orthopedic rehab…

Monique received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2022. Her physical therapy interests include outpatient and orthopedic rehab, injury prevention, and wellness. Monique plans to seek further education in vestibular rehab and dry needling treatment. She enjoys physical activities such as bike riding and HIIT boot camp.

Natalie Guzman

Staff Physical Therapist, Key Biscayne

Natalie graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Miami in 2012. Natalie is a native of Miami, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. Natalie …

Natalie graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Miami in 2012. Natalie is a native of Miami, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. Natalie has worked with a diverse patient population at various settings and works with autistic children. Her interests are in orthopedics, geriatrics and pediatrics, and she has experience with Pilates.

Jonathan O'Farrill

Staff Physical Therapist, Key Biscayne

Jonathan is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native who graduated from the University of Saint Augustine in 2021 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has experience…

Jonathan is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native who graduated from the University of Saint Augustine in 2021 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has experience working in outpatient orthopedics treating a variety of conditions and age populations. His interests outside of physical therapy include spending time with friends and family and being active in nature.

Alexandria Guillen

Staff Physical Therapist, Coral Gables

Alexandria is a Florida International University alumni who started her healthcare career with her bachelors in Dietetics and Nutrition and then went on to complete…

Alexandria is a Florida International University alumni who started her healthcare career with her bachelors in Dietetics and Nutrition and then went on to complete her Doctors in Physical Therapy soon after. As she strives to give the best quality of life care she has continued her education by gaining her certifications in vestibular therapy, LSVT BIG and Loud, pilates and dry needling. She loves to fill up her off time by spending time with her dog and loved ones and will never turn down a concert or sports game. Phins up!

Gabriela Puig

Staff Occupational Therapist, Coral Gables

Gaby is a Miami native who graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University. She is currently completing her doctoral…

Gaby is a Miami native who graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in research at Nova Southeastern University. Gaby has specialized her practice since 2015 in pediatrics through early intervention and orthopedic rehabilitation. When she isn’t working, she loves to travel and spend time with her dogs, and loved ones.

Kyoung Min "KP" Park

Staff Physical Therapist, Brickell

Emma Andrew

Staff Physical Therapist, Doral

Emma received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Southern College in 2021. During her undergraduate studies at Mercer University, she was…

Emma received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Southern College in 2021. During her undergraduate studies at Mercer University, she was a student athlete on the softball team while completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Emma’s physical therapy interest include outpatient and orthopedic rehab, sports related injuries, injury prevention, and wellness. Emma plans to seek further education in vestibular rehab and gain expertise in orthopedic injuries. She is originally from Jacksonville and enjoys being outdoors, physically active, and spending time with her dog.

Maidel Diaz

Staff Occupational Therapist, South

Nikki Perez

Staff Physical Therapist, Pinecrest South

Nikki is a Miami native who graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2021. She has experience working with a variety of …

Nikki is a Miami native who graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2021. She has experience working with a variety of orthopedic conditions at various ages. Nikki has a strong interest in Geriatrics and post-operative rehabilitation. With many years involved in competitive cheerleading, gymnastics and figure skating, she also enjoys working with sport-related injuries.

Grant Hollander

Staff Physical Therapist, Pinecrest South
Grant is a St. Louis, MO native who graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Augustine in 2021. As a former collegiate basketball player he…
Grant is a St. Louis, MO native who graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Augustine in 2021. As a former collegiate basketball player he has integrated his love for physical activity into helping patients’ rehabilitate themselves through therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. He currently enjoys working out and playing pickup basketball.

Chrystina Casas

OFFICE MANAGER

Chrystina Casas graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor in Exercise Science. She started as a student volunteer in Key Biscayne and shortly work…

Chrystina Casas graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor in Exercise Science. She started as a student volunteer in Key Biscayne and shortly worked her way up to running the daily operations of the clinic. In 2014 she moved to the Pinecrest location where she has assisted the company in expanding to over 8 locations. In her free time she likes to take classes at The Bar Method and hang out with her family and 2 dogs.

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