Debby Hoang, COTA/L, was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She has bachelor’s degree in biology, from Cal Poly Pomona. Also, she received her associate’s degree from occupational therapy assistant program in 2012. She first worked in rehabilitation setting before transitioning into her “dream job” working in pediatric setting from primary school to outpatient clinic. She has been with Anaheim Hills Pediatric Therapy since June of 2016. Debby continues to broaden her knowledge on various topics and diagnosis through continuing education classes; sensory integration, implementing play-based therapy, and strategies for various behaviors (ADHD, autism, etc). Debby’s interests are working with kids of all ages on pre-academic and fine motor skills to increase success in school settings, feeding, ADL training, and physical disabilities. Additionally, Debby teaches kids yoga to help children of all abilities.

Meet the Pediatric Team

Jolina Manchester, OTR/L, was born and raised in Orange County and has practiced as an occupational therapist in Orange County since 2014. She has worked with infants to young adults in clinical settings providing individual therapy. Jolina has expertise working with children with sensory based feeding aversions as well as vestibular dysfunction. Jolina has certifications in Astronaut Training, a sound activated vestibular-visual protocol, as well as Therapeutic Listening, an auditory program to decrease auditory defensiveness and increase sensory integration. Jolina received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from Vanguard University. Jolina believes strongly in a holistic approach to therapy and working alongside families in order to find the best solutions to meet their needs. Jolina lives in Tustin with her husband, 2 daughters and son. Jolina loves to bake and be outdoors, especially at the beach. Her family enjoys roller blading along the board walk and spending time at the pool.

“If you are always trying to be NORMAL, you will never know how AMAZING you can be.”
~Maya Angelou

Emily Frevert, PT, Director, a native Texan, stated hopped the south before moving to California in 2008 and founded Anaheim Hills Pediatric Therapy, Inc. in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has lived in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia where her oldest daughter and triplets, one daughter and two sons, were all born. She has practiced in pediatric physical therapy for over 20 years in clinic, home, aquatic and hippotherapy settings. She has entwined her passion for understanding and developing the greatest potential for children with sensory, attention, behavior, strength, and coordination challenges into also homeschooling her children through Classical Conversations, kindergarten through high school. Having two children with high functioning autism and another with dyslexia and dysgraphia has given Emily enormous amounts of hours of experience as a parent of children with special needs that she brings to our practice. Emily often relaxes in her backyard, digging in the dirt gardening, or with her chickens, cats, dogs, bunny, or our resident bearded dragon, Eliza.

Morgan PeCoy was born and raised in Orange County. Her favorite day of the week is Sunday because she wakes up to her two beautiful daughters and makes chocolate chip pancakes with a fresh cup of coffee in hand. While working on her teaching degree, working in administration in our clinic and leading our BUG Buddies groups, her days are just a little busy! She makes time for herself by taking an indoor cycle class and staying on top of it all. She has developed a special place in her heart for the kids she works with every day and likewise have the kids, exampled by the artwork many of them bring her daily. She is currently pursuing a career that will encourage and strengthen her passion for children. Fun fact about Morgan is that she LOVES music of all types and you’ll find her singing at the most random times. Paying it forward and sharing a smile are things she can relates to and strives to live by every day. Kindness goes a long way!

April Purdy, PT, DPT​, is from San Diego, CA. She graduated with honors from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Physical Therapy program with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She received her bachelor degree in Human Development, with minors in Biology and Chemistry, from the University of California San Diego. She has experience in all aspects of pediatric therapy which include outpatient rehabilitation, school-based therapies, in home therapies, and neonatal physical therapy. Her personal goal is to provide the highest standard of care using evidence-based practice, in order to provide every child and family with the tools they need to succeed. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting, trying new restaurants and breweries, hiking, and hanging out with her husband and their adorable dog Pippen.

Aaron Puertollano, PT, DPT​, was born in San Diego, CA and raised in Murrieta, CA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. He has experience treating children from infants to young adults with a broad range of neurological conditions. He enjoys training and mentoring physical therapy students on evidence-based practice and theory in the pediatric setting. He has a strong fascination with the brain as it relates to neurology and behavior and its application to patient intervention and communication. He has a strong passion for sports and his favorite teams are the Lakers, Dodgers, and Chargers. Outside of the clinic he enjoys playing basketball, videogames and working on projects in photography, videography, and graphic design.

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