George Erb, PT

George Erb, PT, BS

George was raised in Camarillo after his family relocated from Los Angeles when he was five years old. He attended Camarillo High School and Oxnard College before a baseball scholarship took him to Cal State Northridge. After his final season as a Matador, he was accepted to PT School at CSUN, graduating in 1985. George opened his physical therapy practice in 1988, and through the years his office has become a leading orthopedic physical therapy treatment center. George and his staff are deeply committed to providing the best care possible for each patient, no matter their condition, in a friendly, family-like atmosphere. George Erb Physical Therapy, Inc. has continued to grow through the years, and in 2006 George expanded his facility, relocating to a state-of-the-art, 22,100 square foot orthopedic rehabilitation and fitness center complex on Camarillo Ranch Road. George developed the Fitness Center for patients, as well as the general consumer, after becoming frustrated with the number of patients he was seeing due to injury from ill-designed exercise programs. Today, George Erb Fitness Center, Inc. has over 1,100 members! This expansion of services and infrastructure gave George the opportunity between the two businesses to hire additional therapists, business office staff, and support staff that now number over 47 people!

As committed as he is to the patients he serves, George has maintained strong ties to the Camarillo community at large. Every Friday night, for 25 years, George could be found on the sidelines, whether home or away, taking care of the Scorpion football team. He officially retired as the team physical therapist in 2010, but came back to the team after two seasons, in 2013, at the request of new Head Coach Jack Willard. Not skipping a beat, George was also joined by physical therapists Matt Stump and Kyle Kimbrell on the field for another run under the Friday Night Lights!

George Erb Physical Therapy, Inc. is a teaching institution for physical therapy interns from numerous schools, including his alma mater. Believing strongly that people should always give back when they can, George founded the Dee Lilly Scholarship at Cal State Northridge, in honor of his anatomy professor who was instrumental in his education. The Dee Lilly Scholarship provides financial support for two PT School students each year, as well as general support for the PT Department. George is also an active supporter of Casa Pacifica in Camarillo, helping to fund the critical work and programs so important to the many children and teenagers living there. He also supports educational programs at CSU Channel Islands, in addition to many local charities and entities that make Camarillo such a special place to live and work.

Aside from running his businesses, George enjoys spending time with his wife and children, which now includes his 2 year-old grandson Wyatt, playing golf, hanging out at the beach, learning guitar, and listening to country music. He and his wife Philomena have three adult children. Their daughter Lauren, a Registered Nurse, is married to Casey, a 3rd-year Orthopedic Surgery Resident. Their son Wyatt will soon have a baby brother or
Sister in January 2018! Their eldest son, Johnathan, is a Physical Therapist with the Los Angeles Dodgers and can be seen in the dugout from time to time around the 7th inning. Johnathan proved his skill and intellect with the Dodgers during a routine physical therapy internship, and was offered a full-time position with the team, one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball! Their son Michael is married to high school and hometown sweetheart Kaylee, and just completed his PhD in Epigentics from Harvard University in April 2017 after only two years and nine months! Michael published a significant paper on his research findings on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the journal Nature in March 2017, and will be published again as a co-author with two other research papers due out soon. He and Kaylee are headed back to California as Michael was selected for the prestigious Fellows Research Program at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and begins his work there in October 2017. Through the years George and Philomena have relished watching each of their children play ball in high school, and then college, Lauren at the University of Arizona softball, Johnathan at Oxnard College and Azusa Pacific University, and Michael at Villanova University and Claremont McKenna College.

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