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

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.

Natalie Guzman

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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.

Tamara Hidalgo

Clinical Coordinator for Doral Physical Therapy

Tamara graduated from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Florida International University in 2016. Her passion for rehabilitating sports injuries stem…

Tamara graduated from the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Florida International University in 2016. Her passion for rehabilitating sports injuries stems from her personal experiences overcoming her own injuries as a young athlete. She was a part of the Miami Dade College softball team which captured the NJCAA D1 title in 2010 and later returned as a pitching coach for one season. She now enjoys being physically active and helping her patients return to their pain-free lifestyles.

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

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.

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.

Montsy Smithies

Clinical Coordinator for Pinecrest Physical Therapy

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

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

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.

Gabe Pardo

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Alejandro Lazcano

Clinical Coordinator for Pinecrest PT-Davie

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.  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.

Maidel Diaz

Staff Occupational Therapist

Alexandria Guillen

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Carly Solow

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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, ortho…

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.

Stephanie Rodriguez

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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.

Christopher Altieri

CLINICAL COORDINATOR for Brickell Physical Therapy

Kyoung Min "KP" Park

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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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