Meet Our Doctors

Erica Pablo
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinical Director
Dr. Erica Pablo is the clinical director of Knight Physical Therapy.  She is from Long Beach, California. Her educational career includes a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California with a special emphasis in spinal injuries and pediatrics. Dr. Pablo completed her pediatric internship with the California Children Services and her orthopedic internships at various sites in the Southern California  area.  Her emphasis is dealing with the rehabilitation of people with orthopedics and neurological disorders including stroke and brain injury.

 

Education is a primary emphasis in Dr. Pablo’s own personal philosophy.  She is a clinical instructor for Chapman University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and the University of Southern California.  In addition, she has taught and lectured at Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Department of Physical Therapy.  The coursework taught includes complex regional pain syndromes and musculoskeletal assessment and treatment.
 
Dr. Pablo has authored multiple publications in the field of physical therapy. She has authored chapters in physical therapy textbooks addressing rehabilitation of patients following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.  She has also authored a chapter dealing with common pediatric orthopedic pathology.  The chapter focused on the diagnosis and treatment of these pathologies.

 

Sports and sports rehabilitation are also a focus of Dr. Pablo’s, both professionally and personally. In addition to having a wide interest in sports and fitness, she is starting quarterback on a women’s club football team and she plays in a recreational basketball league.  She enjoys working out and jogs regularly.  She utilizes her knowledge and experience when working with athletes from various sports.  Dr. Pablo has worked with the Chapman University Women’s Basketball Program as their rehabilitation, strength, and conditioning consultant.
Donald Wong
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Donald "Donnie" Wong graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences and then attended physical therapy school graduating from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

 

Dr. Wong's introduction into the field of physical therapy came following graduation from UCI when he became a volunteer and then an aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. After about a month of helping physical therapists, teaching exercises, and interacting with patients, he knew that the physical therapy field was the right fit for him. Physical therapy offered the knowledge of sciences that he enjoyed such as human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology and the practical aspect of applying it to patients in a meaningful way.

 

Whether he is helping patients complete bed transfers, improving their gait mechanics, addressing the causes of their symptoms, or helping them return to sports or activities they enjoy, Dr. Wong is always happy to help each of patient improve their quality of life and hopefully make a meaningful impact on their lives as well.

 

 

Derrick Sueki 
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Derrick Sueki graduated from the University of Southern California receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He completed the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Physical Therapy at the University of South Australia with a special emphasis in Manipulative Therapy and Pain Mechanisms.  In 2016, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation studying the role of memory, trauma, and injury on pain and muscle responses.  

 

Since 1999, he has been a primary instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Mount Saint Mary’s University and in 2015, he accepted a professorship in the Department of Physical Therapy at Azusa Pacific University. 

 

Dr. Sueki is a chief editor of two orthopedic textbooks, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor and the Orthopedic Physical Assessment Atlas and Video.  In addition, he has authored and contributed to numerous chapters in orthopedic and rehabilitation texts, and peer reviewed journals. 

 

Dr. Sueki is currently serving as Chair for the Orthopedic Specialty Council and serves on California State Physical Therapy Association's Research Council.  Since 2001, he has been a primary therapist for the Association of Volleyball Professionals and current serves as their Southern California Medical Coordinator.  In the past, he has also served as a consultant for the Chapman University's Women Basketball and Volleyball programs.  He is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. 

 

Dr. Sueki is a noted leader, author, researcher, and expert in the field of chronic pain and the pain sciences having presented at both the national and local levels.  He is currently on the work group to develop practice guidelines for physical therapy management of chronic pain.

Megan Steele
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Megan Steele's was born and raised in Arizona, Megan has always had a strong passion for healthcare. She began at Northern Arizona University where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. After college, Megan spent the next few years in Tucson expanding her knowledge of cardiac and pulmonary conditions while working as an Exercise Physiologist in a Cardiac Rehabilitation unit.

Her passion for helping others propelled her to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at California University of Pennsylvania, and after working as an exercise physiologist for over three years, she moved to Los Angeles where she completed her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Mount St. Mary’s University.

In recent years, Megan has completed multiple continuing education courses including a 10-month manual orthopedic course and complementary forms of physical therapy including craniosacral and visceral manipulation.

In her free time Megan enjoys getting outdoors for hiking, biking and surfing. She is an occasional yoga and pilates student and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and especially foods.

Sofia Prorok
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Sofia Prorok is a physical therapist and a strength and conditioning specialist. Her knowledge base of kinesiology, weight-lifting, women's health, and chronic pain provide a unique physical therapy experience. She believes that should focus on improving your quality of life while also educating you about your diagnosis and empowering you to take control of your recovery. 

 

Dr. Prorok is a former collegiate athlete, current competitive Crossfit athlete, and has been coaching/personal training for over 10 years. Her treatment style is based on the belief that movement is medicine and should be an essential part of your rehab and recovery.