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, 21,000 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 45 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 21 consecutive 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 country music, hanging out at the beach, playing golf, and learning to play guitar. He and his wife, Philomena, have three adult children: Lauren, a Registered Nurse working in the ICU, Johnathan, a Physical Therapy student at CSUN, and Michael, who graduates this May with a degree in Biochemistry, and will attend either UCSF, UCLA, or Harvard in pursuit of his PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Through the years George and Philomena have relished in watching Lauren play high school and college softball, and Johnathan & Michael play high school and college baseball. Michael is currently playing in his final season of college ball, but George will still get to watch his nephews Blake, Brian, and Ryan play their respective sports!

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