Dr. Victor Rusenescu, DPT (Romanian)
Dr. Victor Rusenescu, DPT is a native of Southern Orange County, California. He received his doctoral degree in 2007 from Loma Linda University. He started his passion for providing quality care in 1999 and has over 19 years’ experience in the field of physical therapy.
In addition to treating patients, Victor spends time building knowledge, both in Physical Therapy and related subjects such as sporting articles, food and diet recipes and new findings on techniques and strategies to continually advance his practice. This gives him the capacity and intuition to make clinical judgments and treatments to help specific clients when needed.
Victor not only shares his passion, knowledge, experience with his clients – he empathizes and relates due to his love for the outdoors and sports. He is an athlete himself and lives a very active lifestyle, including cycling, running, golfing and tennis. A lot of what his clients suffer from, he may have gone through himself and knows what it takes to get through the aches and pains to be able to avoid surgeries, injections or invasive procedures. He practices a holistic rehab process/approach daily, which is what he wants to teach and promote to his clients.
He and his wife, Janet, are committed to making OCPT a clinic based around helping others better themselves in regaining their everyday lives back. Janet is also in the healthcare field and works as a Perinatal RN at a local hospital. Together, Victor and Janet are dedicated to the service of helping others.
Dr. Gabrielle Dobbs, DPT, CCPC
Dr. Gabrielle Dobbs attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science’s with a minor in Chemistry from Ferrum College, in her home state of Virginia. A life-long athlete, Gabrielle has competed in: cycling, soccer, softball, swimming, track, and triathlons. During her four years of playing soccer for Ferrum College she was introduced to physical therapy and sports rehabilitation, which inspired her to pursue a Doctorate program for Physical Therapy.
She studied the Maitland based approach to assessment and treatment while earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marymount University. Since graduating, Gabrielle has continued to pursue education for furthering manual, neuromobilization, and pain management techniques. As someone who enjoys running, snowboarding, soccer, and Crossfit, Gabby has brought a unique insight to patient diagnoses and treatment over the past several years.
Dr. Haze Hernandez, DPT (Spanish)
Haze received his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Physical Therapy in 2011. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of Central Arkansas. Haze has experience and training in several fields of Physical Therapy including acute care, rehabilitation, and even home health. However, Haze’s passion and area of expertise is outpatient orthopedics. He enjoys the variety the setting offers and the wide-array of clients that he can help along their recovery journey. Haze is energized by helping every individual navigate their unique recovery process and loves being able to help clients find joy in the activities they love once again, pain-free. Outside of the clinic, you can find Haze doing some road cycling or enjoying the outdoors with his wife Cat and pup Beau.
Stephanie Kodama has 10 years of administrative experience with 5 of those years in Healthcare Administration. She started her administrative career in 2010, and never looked back. Her passion for administration and organization only excelled when she moved on to the Healthcare field. Her drive to help others, pushed her to do more on the administrative side to make sure patients could receive the best health care possible at all times. In her home life, Stephanie has a daughter who is 10 years old and is the light of her life. They can both be found running miles around town, and their goal is to both run a half marathon together by the time her daughter is 15!
Kim Do - Administrator (Vietnamese)
Kimberly Do was named after the pink power ranger so it only made sense that she was destined to help others. She has been in the physical therapy business for over 3 years and hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mentors, Victor and Gabby. One of the most important aspects of physical therapy in her opinion is patient education. Just like the continuous learning that patients receive on their treatment and prevention plans, Kim stays active in learning what she can in the healthcare field. Whether it is providing patient care or assisting in scheduling, she is happy to be of service. Outside of working with the close-knit team, she likes to go on hikes, hang out with her nieces, check out breweries, and read books.
Shelby Detmers - Administrator
Shelby Detmers is a native to Newport Beach. She is also a professional surfer and will be representing México in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for surfing. She has always been interested in how the body works and got even more interested after getting injured surfing and went through the process of physical therapy. She found that it definitely helped her reach her goals to get back on the surfing tour and feels like she came back stronger and how physical therapy really does work. After professional surfing and the Olympics she would like to explore more of becoming a physical therapist.
Rebecca Mangan - Personal Trainer
Born and raised in the city of Dana Point, Coach Becca grew up playing a lot of sports including high school basketball and softball. She was given the amazing opportunity to follow her passion and play college softball. When her career ended, she began the search for something to fill the void softball left. She gave CrossFit a shot and fell in LOVE with the workouts, coaches, and fellow athletes. She found joy in the challenge of improving her body, mind and soul. Now, her passion is to walk along the side of others and strengthen them in their journey towards a healthier lifestyle through quality movement, tailored workouts and nutrition. She believes what we work on inside the gym should positively influence and enhance life outside the gym. Her hope is to help others experience the same amount of physical and personal growth through which her life has been changed by fitness.
Selena Cofinco - Personal Trainer
Selena was born and raised in Southern Orange County with her brother and sister. In 2016, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Gerokinesiology from California State University Fullerton (CSUF). Throughout her educational years she underwent training through the Center for Successful Aging. This is where she learned to adopt a whole-person wellness training philosophy. She understands that everyone has their own abilities and her approach is gradual. Selena aims to appropriately challenge her clients while also fostering a positive environment. She was also trained in FallProof™, a certified program for Balance and Mobility that aims to reduce the risks of falls. In Fall 2019 she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Kinesiology at CSUF. Selena is seeking to expand her knowledge in her field and contribute to academia research. To further her learning Selena feels that working at OCPT is a great opportunity to apply her knowledge.
Since 2017 she has been serving the city of Newport Beach training older adults at Oasis Senior Center. In August 2019 Selena had ankle surgery which severely limited her physical activity and affected her both mentally and physically. Through her recovery she learned the importance of the rehabilitation process. She is driven to design and implement a fitness program that is safe, effective, goal-driven, and addresses movement compensations. Through her programming, she hopes to improve the quality of life and encourage her clients to move every day. Her passion is to help others improve their overall fitness and guide individuals toward a healthy lifestyle. Outside of training, Selena enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and playing soccer.