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.
Jodi Moore is a Certified Hand Therapist with 20 years experience treating upper extremity injuries. She received her graduate degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and her clinical doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain of Health Professions in Provo, UT. Prior to moving to San Diego, she worked at some of the country’s top hospitals including Johns Hopkins, Rehab Institute of Chicago and Duke University. While at Duke, she was the primary therapist for Duke and North Carolina’s first hand transplant patient. Over the years, she has treated complex, traumatic and repetitive injuries. Jodi is proficient in orthotic fabrication from dynamic to static for multiple hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions. She has a published article in the Journal of Hand Therapy and has developed a mentoring program , the Upper Extremity Institute. This program is currently being implemented throughout the country by the American Society of Hand Therapists. She believes in providing patients the most current treatment techniques. Her latest educational endeavor is receiving specialized certification in treating the stiff hand.
When not treating patients, Jodi enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, and bicycling with her husband and driving their Jeep along the coast or trail riding through the desert.
Mike first moved to Escondido in 1967 and is a graduate of Orange Glen High School. He has attended and studied at Palomar JC, Brigham Young University, Cal State University Northridge (BS Health Science) and UCLA (Physical Therapy/ Health Science). After school and because of their love for this area, Mike and his wife Pam returned to their childhood home where they raised their four children.
Mike has worked in private practice orthopedic physical rehabilitation and sports therapy here locally for the past thirty-three years. He has extensive training as an orthopedic specialist and is well known in the medical community for his expertise and skills. As a businessman Mike has designed, owned, managed and / or operated a variety of rehabilitation facilities in several states.
As a volunteer Mike has spent many years working with local high school athletes and sports teams. Volunteerism and service is a key component in Mike’s life. He has served as a missionary in South America (fluent in Spanish) and he and his wife continue to volunteer much of their time working with a worldwide wheelchair distribution program through their church.
In his spare time Mike has served as a Trustee of the Escondido Union High School District and currently serves as an Escondido City Councilman. Mike is active in Escondido Rotary as well as his local church community. He has passion for cycling, recreation and life in general.
Sara completed her undergraduate program at San Diego State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then worked as a physical therapy aide and front office receptionist at a physical therapy office in Temecula for one year prior to admittance to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos. Sara graduated with high honors and advanced manual therapy coursework. During her graduate program, she volunteered with Rock Steady Boxing locally in Escondido.
Her treatment philosophy values patient-centered care with consideration to whole-body systems and respect to the kinetic chain. Sara has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the California Physical Therapy Association since 2016. Sara grew up in Temecula and enjoys hiking and paddle boarding in her spare time.
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.
Taylor Poole completed her Bachelors of Health Science at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO in May 2016. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Maryville University in December 2019. While working towards her degrees, Taylor worked as a physical therapy aide and front office receptionist for 3 years. During her time at Maryville University, she volunteered at hospitals helping with fall prevention screenings and skilled nursing facilities providing exercise classes for residents with her classmates.
Dr. Poole enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions and utilizing various treatment techniques that are individualized to each patient and their needs. Her treatment approach is centered around a whole body system approach and individualized treatment programs to help each patient reach their goals. Taylor holds a professional membership through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Illinois and Missouri chapters since 2015 and the California chapter since 2020. Taylor is looking forward to pursing her orthopedic clinical specialty and women's/pelvic health specialty to help provide care to an under served community.
Taylor recently moved to the San Diego area at the beginning of 2020 from Columbia, IL. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys watching sports, crafting with her Cricut, going to country concerts, and being at the beach. She is an avid fan of the St. Louis Blues, Alabama Crimson Tide, and the San Diego Gulls.
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.
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.
Hi my name is Jason Rice and I have had the privilege of being a Speech Language Pathologist for 15 years. I began my journey at Biola University where I obtained my Bachelors in Communication Disorders and was an All-American Pole Vaulter. In 2008, I went back to school and received my masters of science in speech pathology from Cal State Northridge where I graduated with distinction. My passion includes working with all ages to assist in the remediation of many diverse communication disorders. Communication comes in many forms, and we all need to have a voice. In my free time I enjoy fishing and oil painting. I look forward to meeting you and am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team at All Star Physical Therapy.