Cristina Gabor – Physical Therapist
A last-year resident of Leningrad University Medical School in Russia, Cristina immigrated to the United States to pursue her dream of furthering her education. She has a multicultural background and is fluent in four languages. Cristina graduated from one of the finest physical therapy programs in the United States, Mount Saint Mary’s College, where she was selected to the Dean’s List each year.
After graduation, Gabor worked in a broad array of physical therapy settings, from inpatient/Hospital to home health. Her philosophy includes a commitment to constant learning and evolution. To that end, she continually attends seminars to update her knowledge-base and skills.
In 1997, Ms. Gabor founded Orthosport Physical Therapy in Culver City, and from the inception of the company, the focus has been to motivate employees and provide exceptional customer service. Orthosport Physical Therapy is a renowned teaching facility, training future Doctors of Physical Therapy for the finest universities in the country, guiding and helping hundreds of individuals to achieve their goals to become Physical Therapists and Doctors.
Cristina is also a dog lover; she enjoys nature, travel, food, and networking.
Our Physical Therapists & Pilates Instructors
Enrique Mendoza – Physical Therapist
Enrique Mendoza was born in Vista, CA. He attended Point Loma Nazarene University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. While at Point Loma Nazarene University he played on the men’s soccer team. He then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Azusa Pacific University in 2008. While in graduate school Enrique conducted research in a new electrode current design to improve outcomes in the treatment of chronic non-healing wounds in patients with diabetes. Enrique has attended several continuing education courses and completed a yearlong manual orthopedic course. He continues to remain active in continuing his education. In his spare time, Enrique enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking and snow boarding.
Jessica Fellow – Physical Therapist
Jessica Fellow was born in San Diego, CA. Growing up, her passion for dance led to her interest in the movement of the human body. She began pursuing a career in physical therapy by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Texas Christian University. Jessica then returned to her hometown, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from San Diego State University. She gained experience in a variety of settings, from working with pediatrics to geriatrics to athletes of all levels. In order to enhance her ability to design unique exercise programs tailored to each individual, she also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In her spare time, Jessica loves to travel, hike, run, wakeboard, and snowboard.
Dr. Phillip Dang, PT, DPT
Dr. Phillip Dang, PT, DPT was born in Riverside, CA, and grew up in Chino Hills, CA. Growing up he had a passion for all sports, most notably, basketball and the home team Lakers. His passion for sports led him to attend California State University- Fullerton, where he obtained his B.S in Kinesiology in 2015. Upon graduation, he worked as a PT Aide at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Anaheim Hills for 1.5 years. Soon after, he attended Emory University’s PT program, one of the top PT programs in the nation. During his time at Emory University, he underwent clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic, UCSF, One on One PT, Concentra, Sharp Memorial, and Paradise Valley Hospital developing his skills and knowledge in a variety of settings and various patient populations. During his free time he loves to spend time with family and friends, hike, play sports, weightlift, perform yoga, and any activity that involves the outdoors and staying active.
Blake parson – Physical Therapist
Blake Parson was born in Upland, CA. He attended a 3-year accelerated undergraduate program at Boston University and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies and a minor in Psychology. He then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2017 where he graduated first in his class. While in graduate school, Blake created a virtual tutorial series to teach future Physical Therapy students a variety of neurological assessment and treatment techniques. Blake enjoys laughing with his patients and studying the most recent developments in research to help his patients recover as quickly as possible. Outside of the clinic, Blake loves to salsa dance, play the drums, and host game nights with his friends.
Jessica Rodriquez – Pilates Instructor
Jessica Rodriguez was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Exercise and Health Science. Jessica joined Orthosport in 2007 as a Physical Therapy Aide. In 2012, she completed an intense certification program to become a Pilates Instructor through the Physical Mind Institute. Jessica was trained by one of LA’s top Pilates Instructors, Maria Leone. Her six years experience working with patients, and the associated rehabilitation process, has contributed greatly to her development as one of the finest Pilates-base rehab instructor in the business. She knows precisely how to modify and tailor Pilates training to the individual needs of her patients. Jessica is a professional and fun loving individual who creates an uplifting environment for challenging workouts.