All Star Physical Therapy
Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Gabriel Perpetua - Director

PT, DPT

Gabriel Perpetua completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Magna Cum Laude honors. He went on to Loma Linda University where he received his Physical Therapy education and was conferred the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with highest graduate level honors in 2008. He holds professional membership with the orthopedic specialty section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the California Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Perpetua is a practitioner of orthopedic and manual physical therapy. He believes in individualizing each treatment by utilizing the latest evidenced based research to effectively and efficiently treat all his patients. Dr. Perpetua received training in the grade V mobilization/manipulation techniques, differential diagnosis, the osteopathic model, Maitland and Mulligan approach, and mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine and extremities. Dr. Perpetua is adept in treating all musculoskeletal conditions and identifying and managing movement dysfunctions of the high level professional athlete to the newly injured or post-surgical procedure. Through the APTA, he is a credentialed Clinical Instructor. He is actively pursuing his board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Perpetua is a native San Diegan who is a dedicated Chargers and Padres fan. He is a husband and father who enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is treating at All Star Physical Therapy as the Clinical Director in Escondido, CA.

Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Melody Brody

PT, DPT

Melody Brody PT, DPT, is a physical therapist who graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with her doctorate of physical therapy and received her bachelor's degree from UCLA. Melody has over five years of exercise instruction experience and has a broad exercise background, including running, gymnastics, and yoga. These experiences have influenced Melody's perspective as a physical therapist to emphasize alignment, posture, coordination, and balance during flexibility and strengthening exercises. She has received training in utilizing the Pilates Reformer, Pilates Cadillac Reformer, and aquatic physical therapy as physical therapy interventions. With this background, Melody tailors home exercise programs for her patients to optimize their movements patterns while promoting healing.

Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Mark De Castro

PT, MPT

Mark earned concurrent bachelors and master’s degree in physical therapy from the Far Eastern University – Nicanor Medical Reyes Foundation in 2016. He started his career in the outpatient setting and enjoys working with all patients to help improve their quality of life and get them back to doing what they enjoy most. Mark has had extensive training experience with the Orthopedic and Sports demographic, but also enjoys working with both younger and older populations of varying dysfunctions. Mark is guided by integrity, life-long learning, and a commitment to his patient’s health. While practicing at our clinic, he continues to thrive to further his education and skills through advanced coursework to ensure that he can give the best possible treatments available to his patient.

When he is not working or studying, Mark enjoys traveling, staying active and spending time with family and friends.

Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Barry Peuker

PT

Barry earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno in 1982 and has been a practicing Orthopedic Physical Therapist for over 30 years. Since graduating, he has taken an extensive number of educational courses in his field of Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Osteopathic Manual Therapy techniques. He trained under some of the most highly regarded physical therapists and osteopathic physicians in the country. In 2003, he received his Board Certification in Strain Counterstrain technique.

As a lab instructor for the Jones Institute, he has helped teach this technique to many other physical therapists and health professionals over the years. Barry is passionate about his career and enjoys treating his patients with individualized programs to meet their specific recovery needs in an understanding, caring and professional manner.

Barry was born and raised in the San Diego County. He has enjoyed living in the Escondido area for the past 28 years with his wife and 2 sons. In his free time, Barry enjoys hiking, bicycling, photography and spending time with his family.

Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Dana Abbott

OT, HTC

Dana received a Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1993. She then worked in Hand Therapy/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation for more than 10 years in the Orange County area. She has experience as Lead Therapist and Clinical Director opening 2 Hand Clinics. Her favorite position has always been patient care. Dana is currently working towards Hand Therapy Certification. When not at work at Vista All Star Physical Therapy Dana also enjoys working as an Early Intervention Occupational Therapist. she treats children 0-2 years in feeding and fine motor skills to reach their milestones. Dana enjoys morning beach walks with friends, spending time with her two teenagers and barbecuing with her husband Andy.

Escondido Office
215 S Hickory St, Suite 112, Escondido, CA 92025
Ph: 760-737-8460
Fx: 760-739-5669

Erica Pedersen

MS-SLP

Erica obtained her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Philosophy from UC Berkeley and her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from NYU. She was chosen by NYU faculty to develop graduate coursework for intervention planning. She is a current ASHA member and holds a California State License in Speech & Language Pathology. She has spent over 5 years working with patients across the lifespan. Erica is passionate about developing individualized treatment plans with functional goals to remediate speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and cognitive-linguistic disorders. She believes strongly in a patient-centered approach that involves caregivers and also in targeted home practice programs which support carryover. She is a bilingual speaker of English and Spanish.

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