Our Clinicians

The entire team at Yorba Linda Physical Therapy realizes the importance of safely returning our patients to the activity that is important to them. Our clinical staff has years of schooling and experience in the study of human movement both at the graduate and postgraduate level. We have extensive training in manual therapy, exercise prescription, postural training, neuromuscular reeducation, taping and sport-specific rehabilitation.

Nearly all of the employees are current or former athletes and truly understand the commitment needed to resume full activity at the highest level. Our therapists also attend multiple continuing education courses each year to advance our skill set and stay abreast of current proven techniques. This also allows us to maintain our membership with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its sports and orthopaedic sections both locally and on a national level. We also take courses in management of the latest surgical techniques and often observe surgical procedures with many of the best local surgeons to stay current with the ever-changing world of healthcare.

Rob Ortmayer, MPT, CSCS

Rob has been practicing physical therapy for over 22 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He has grown up locally in Orange County attending Sunny Hills High School, received his B.S. degree from California State University, Fullerton followed by earning his Master of Physical Therapy at Chapman University. Rob enjoys treating people of all ages and truly values the relationships that are established while assisting people return to the activities they love. Rob also enjoys treating the athletic population and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has a special interest in evaluation and treatment of the cyclist and runner and is a Certified Level 2 USA Cycling Coach. In his spare time Rob enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, hiking, cycling and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Brad Shumway, PT, DPT

Brad has over 20 years of physical therapy and athletic training experience. After completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo he went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from Western University. He is also an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has had a broad experience working with patients of all ages and abilities from pediatrics to people with chronic pain. He enjoys learning about the science of pain, injury and healing and incorporates that knowledge into the way he treats his patients. Born and raised in Orange County, Brad places a high value on community-based care and creating a family environment for all patients.

David Laforteza, B.S., PTA

After receiving his B.S. degree in the Philippines David attended Cerritos College earning his Associate in Arts degree and is now a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. David has a strong interest in manual therapy and has a very eclectic and creative approach in his rehabilitation. As a Crossfit Level I trainer and weightlifter himself he has a solid foundation in strength training and sports rehabilitation. David has a positive outgoing personality that his patients truly appreciate. He enjoys treating and relates well to patients of all ages. In his spare time David enjoys cycling, weightlifting, skateboarding, soccer, rock climbing, cooking, photography and experiencing new food places.