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Welcome to Core Element Physical Therapy & Wellness. We aim to enhance your movement, regenerate your mind, and awaken your spirit. Each of these elements contribute to making up the incredible being that is YOU.

Join the movement to realizing your truest potential with our array of services that best fits your needs to revitalize your mind, body, and soul.

Our mission is to uplift the human experience through increased physical freedom, mental fortitude, and spiritual serenity.



"Mens sana in corpore sano."

A sound mind in a sound body.

- Juvenal

Dr. Rebecca Matalon, PT, DPT, CRM, CYT


Dr. Matalon’s journey into the medical field began in high school as a Student Athletic Trainer for Sports Medicine. There she realized the reward of restoring individuals to full health and wellness by helping them reach their functional and recreational goals. This experience put her on the path to physical therapy where she achieved her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Kinesiology at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Dr. M also earned certifications in personal training, Zumba, Pilates, and Reiki healing, before moving across the country to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Elon University in North Carolina.

During her DPT program at Elon, Dr. M discovered a passion for research and innovation as she held the position of lead researcher and author in multiple neuroplasticity studies. Her successful research has led to academic publications, local and national conference presentations, copyrighting her novel methods, authoring a Continuing Education course for Physical Therapists, and clinical implementation in Alaska, North Carolina, and California.


Today, Dr. M has moved back to her home state of California and founded her private practice in beautiful Camarillo, CA. Dr. M continues to implement her infinite zest for holistic wellness and her deep passion for helping people achieve their best and most well self by blending traditional Physical Therapy with Reiki healing, Craniosacral mobilizations, Therapeutic Motor Imagery (C) and neuroplasticity training, and Yoga and Pilates movement styles.



  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

  • Pilates Training

  • Reiki and Energy Healing

  • Therapeutic Motor Imagery© and Neuroplasticity Healing

  • Trauma Release Exercise

  • Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet


To your mind, body, and soul… I wish you blissful health & wellness! Namaste.

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Publications & Presentations

Making Telehealth Work for You and Your Patients

Matalon, R. (2022). Making Telehealth Work for You and Your Patients. Physical Therapy Products. 

Motor Imagery in Rehabilitative Medicine​

Matalon, R. (2022, September 7). Motor Imagery in Rehabilitative Medicine. [P]rehab. 

The Rehabilitative Effects of Guided Motor Imagery on Gait and Balance in Older Adults


Matalon, R., & Johansson, C. (2021). The rehabilitative effects of guided motor imagery on gait and balance in older adults. Academia Letters. 

Motor Imagery in Rehabilitation: The Art and Science of Brain Training for Physical Rehabilitation

Matalon, R. (2020). Motor Imagery in Rehabilitation: The Art and Science of Brain Training for Physical Rehabilitation. PhysiCourses.

Functional rehabilitation of a person with transfemoral amputation through guided motor imagery: a case study

Matalon, R., Freund, J. E., & Vallabhajosula, S. (2019). Functional rehabilitation of a person with transfemoral amputation through guided motor imagery: A case study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 37(1), 224–233. 

Blogs & Newsletters


  • Core Element Physical Therapy & Wellness

  • Trybe Wellness and Physical Therapy

  • Advance Physical Therapy, Inc.

  • The Prehab Guys

  • Tests and Measures- Pediatric QOL Inventory

Copyright Proprietor

Therapeutic Motor Imagery (C)


Professional Workshop Presentations


  • Stanford University Healthy Living Program, August 2021

    • Simple Hacks to Prevent Work From Home Pains

  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University,  April 2021

    • Stretch to a Healthier You

  • Stanford University Healthy Living Program, February 2021

    • Zoom to a Healthier You: Prevent WFH Pains


Community Presentations / Motor Imagery


  • Discover Therapeutic Motor Imagery / 2019 / Redwood City Veterans Senior Center, CA

  • Motor Imagery in Parkinson’s Rehabilitation / 2016 / Twin Lakes Parkinson’s Support Group, NC


Academic Conferences


  • Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) / 2018/ New Orleans, LA

    • Motor Imagery in the treatment of those with Multiple Sclerosis

    • Imagery used for the treatment of a woman with a transfemoral amputation and phantom limb pain

  • HMSC Regional Conference / 2015/ Greensboro, NC

    • The Rehabilitative Effects of Guided Motor Imagery on Gait and Balance in Older Adults

  • Elon University Research Symposium / 2015 / Elon, NC

    • The Rehabilitative Effects of Guided Motor Imagery on Gait and Balance in Older Adults

Therapeutic Motor Imagery (C)

Dr. Matalon began researching motor imagery during her Physical Therapy education at Elon University in North Carolina, where she was able to conduct a number of independent research studies. There, she copyrighted an imagery script specifically for rehabilitative purposes.


She has presented her research to inquiring community groups in North Carolina and California, as well as at regional and national physical therapy conferences. Dr. Matalon has published her research involving a case study participant in alleviating phantom limb pain and returning the participant to functional walking and balance tasks for improved quality of life.


Dr. Matalon is passionate about her work with cognitive and neuroscience to heal from the inside out and practices imagery clinically in Northern California with patients requiring orthopedic, neurologic, or psychosomatic rehabilitation.


Dr. Matalon enjoys taking a holistic approach to healing to engage the mind, body, and soul. By educating about Motor Imagery, Dr. Matalon hopes to lead other physical therapists and healers in guiding clients to effective and rewarding rehabilitation for an improved quality of life.

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