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Our Team

All of our therapists are distinguished names in the field of physical therapy, and they motivate by example through strong leadership and vision. It is our belief that the best way to optimal health is to be proactive and attentive to your wellbeing.  This philosophy makes up the core foundation of the organization.  We provide exceptional rehabilitative care by staying abreast of recent developments within the field through on-going continued education. We offer comprehensive health and rehabilitation services to the recreational, high school, inter-collegiate, and professional athletes. Our expertise as a physical therapy specialist gives patients the confidence, comfort, and assurance that they are in the best of hands.

David T. Bradley

David T. Bradley
Owner/ Physical Therapist

David T. Bradley, PT, MPT became interested in physical therapy as a young athlete. He was a member of his high school's varsity football and track teams where recovery after injuries deepened his curiosity of physical rehabilitation. Upon pursuing a physical therapy career, he received a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1992.   Over the past 25 years, David has established strong affiliations in the athletic community, providing physical therapy services to high school, intercollegiate, professional and Olympic athletes.  David specializes in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, with emphasis in Manual Therapy. He has a special interest in working with shoulder and lower extremity dysfunctions.  In past years, he has taken numerous continuing education courses including a one-year course, which emphasized the Maitland Approach to Manual Therapy and continues to participate in various continuing education courses related to orthopedic, sports therapy and neuromuscular re-education.  When he is not working, David enjoys hiking and watching hockey.

Kathy Bradley

Kathy Bradley
Owner/Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kathy Bradley, PT, DPT has a love for learning and helping people return to the activities that they enjoy.  She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has over a two decades of experience working with all types of injuries.  She recieved her Master of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 1994 and advanced her education in 2010 receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  In addition to her education in physical therapy, Kathy received comprehensive Pilates training and is certified in both Aline Conditioning Technique (2001) and Polestar Education, Practitioner of Pilates Rehabilitation in (2003). She has completed numerous continuing education courses over the past 25 years including a year-long, Maitland based, manual therapy course and numerous other seminars including, but not limited to the treatment of the shoulder, knee, spine and sacroiliac joint. Additionally, she holds certifications in level 1 & 2 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).   Her special interest is in sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation using a combination of hands-on-treatment, neuromuscular re-education and Pilates rehabilitation.   In her free time, Kathy enjoys hiking, trail running, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Catharina Gerken

Catharina Gerken
Staff Physical Therapist

Catharina Gerken, PT, MScSM was born and raised in Sweden and moved to the USA in 1980 where she decided to pursue her longtime dream of becoming a physical therapist.  She graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and received her Master's degree in Sports Medicine 4 years later from Chapman University. Catharina worked at two different well established sports medicine clinics in Orange County before she joined the team at Newport Physical Therapy in 2002. Catharina treats a great variety of orthopedic problems such as neck and back injuries, post-op total joint replacements, as well as sports injuries. She has advanced her physical therapy knowledge throughout the years by attending a variety of courses such as Maitland joint mobilization, athletic taping (including Mc Connell and kinesiotaping), ergonomics  and many other continuing education courses. Catharina is a strong believer that using your hands can teach you about the quality of a muscle or joint therefore, she emphasizes a hands on approach when treating her patients.  Catharina is married and has three grown daughters. When she is not working she likes to travel, hike, ski, and spend time with family and friends.

James Dones

James Dones
Physical Therapy Assistant

James Dones, PTA serves as both a licensed PTA and Functional Training Coach at Newport Physical Therapy.  He received his Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton as well as his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Cerritos College. James has experience working with a variety of patient populations including those with orthopedic issues, high school and collegiate athletes, as well as those at the professional level. With a strong manual therapy background, he favors integrating a functional movement approach to clinical rehab with hands-on techniques to enhance quality movement patterns. Additionally, James holds certifications including: A.R.T. and level 1 & 2 FMS (Functional Movement Assessment).  

Talia Dominello

Talia Dominello
Staff Physical Therapist/Doctor of Physical Therapy

Talia Dominello, PT, DPT graduated with a BS in Biology in 2010 from California State University Channel Islands and then she initially began a career as a marine biologist. She became interested in physical therapy after she sustained a knee injury. The desire to help others learn to recover and improve the quality of their life was the impetus for her to—almost literally—jump ship and pursue a career in physical therapy. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach with honors. Talia has taken part in baseline concussion testing for youth sport teams, research for thoracic-specific musculature exercises, and has a variety of experience treating the orthopedic, neurologic, and pediatric populations. Talia is interested in the treatment of balance dysfunctions, overuse injuries, and prevention of injuries. In her free time, Talia enjoys Pilates, TRX, hiking, farmers markets, and walking her rescue dog.

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