Meet Our Staff
David Dennies, PTDavid S. Dennies received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from California State University Fresno in 1980. He trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Stanford for orthopedics. Before establishing his own business, he was the director of several clinics giving him the background and skills needed to start Sports Motion Physical Therapy in 1994. As a physical therapist he has treated professional, amateur and high school athletes from training to injury prevention and post op rehab. He also provides treatment for orthopedic, adolescent, pediatric and elder care patients. To increase his awareness of the professional advancement in physical therapy, he attends post graduate seminars in manual therapy, balance disorders and post op strategies for shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and spine on a yearly basis. He has been a member of the APTA since 1980. Dave and his staff members have been actively involved in the community by supporting the Calabasas Swim & Tennis Club with their annual pro tennis tournament. As a sports enthusiast he also supports Calabasas High School soccer, football, baseball and basketball teams. His hobbies include playing golf, the outdoors and being at home with his family.
Kathleen Jones, PTKathleen Jones received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1977 from California State University Northridge and the University of California Los Angeles. For the past 7 years, Kathy has worked part-time at Sports Motion Physical Therapy. She has been practicing physical therapy in the San Fernando and Conejo Valley for 35 years specializing in orthopedics. She has a specific interest in treating the shoulder and has treated patients of all ages from 3 years old to over 90 years old. To stay current with the latest treatment techniques Kathy regularly attends seminars backed by scientific evidence. She enjoys being with her grandkids, hiking on the trail and traveling.
Heather Gelb, DPT
Heather was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Manhattan College in New York City, where she received a full-ride Division I softball scholarship to pitch for the Jaspers. After graduating in 2000 with her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy, Heather attended Widener University, located just outside Philadelphia, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
After completing her graduate program, Heather ended her seven year stint on the East Coast and returned home to Southern California where she began her career as a Physical Therapist. Since beginning her career in 2003, Heather has had the opportunity to treat patients of all ages, from young children to the elderly, and from all backgrounds, including student athletes, professional athletes and people with work related injuries, to name a few.
Heather especially enjoys treating people with shoulder and knee injuries, but has experience with all orthopedic ailments. Through regular continuing education coursework covering a wide-variety of therapy related topics, Heather continually expands her scope of treatment and expertise.
When Heather isn't working, she enjoys caring for her young triplets, volunteering time at their elementary school and spending quality time with her husband, family and friends. On any given day, you will find Heather working out or taking a spin class at the gym, and between April and October, you are likely to find her cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Dodgers.