Our Team

Gigi Benkowski, DPT, ART, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Certified Active Release Technique Practitioner

Gigi Benkowski, DPT, ART, CSCS, Physical Therapist

Gigi has been serving the Fremont community with her high level of physical therapy skills since November 2007. She brings with her strong clinical experiences from a variety of Bay Area clinics. She values helping her patients regain their functional goals whether it is to return to work, sports, or everyday activities.

She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland and her undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis. Gigi has worked with a variety of diagnoses from shoulders to knees with special interest in sports rehab. She is Maitland manual therapy trained. Gigi is full-body certified in Active Release Techniques® (ART), a soft tissue mobilization technique she used on athletes at Ironman Lake Placid and continues to use on her current patients with soft tissue pathology. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) which she uses to prescribe the best most effective exercises. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and section member for orthopedic & sports, which allows her to keep up with the most current evidence based research.

In her spare time, she enjoys training for and participating in triathlons and other endurance events. Gigi first got interested in physical therapy after she completed her first Olympic distance triathlon in 2001. She completed her first full Ironman triathlon, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, in the summer of 2011. She lives a balanced healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise and also encourages her family and friends to do the same. She also volunteers at community events that promote health and wellness.

Send e-mail to Gigi at gigi.espt@gmail.com.

Kimberly Huey, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy/Owner

kimberly-hueyKimberly is a creative and fun-loving physical therapist whose passion is learning and teaching about movement from the broadest possible perspective. As a physical therapist, Kimberly’s goal is to understand each patient’s lifestyle and concerns in order to set up a treatment plan that is individualized, integrative, & progressive.

Kimberly received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific in Stockton and completed her clinical internship with ESPT during the summer of 2014. Kimberly enjoys using various approaches specific to the individual patient’s needs including Kinesio-taping and creative exercise prescription for pain management, total body strengthening, and return to sport. Prior to completing her PT education, Kimberly was very active in dance & tennis and enjoys using her past knowledge & experience in her practice. She aspires to be a Sports Clinical Specialist within physical therapy and is working on gaining experience within multiple fields of sports & athletics. Often times you may find her volunteering for the medical team at local running events to assist with triage for the participating athletes.

Kimberly is very excited to be back at ESPT to master her clinical skills and has been with ESPT since March of 2014. When not working as a therapist, she enjoys spending time with her toddler son whose playful energy certainly keeps her on her feet. She also has a passion for an active lifestyle including hiking, running and circuit training. Her positive energy is certainly contagious and will inspire patients alike to help them progress towards their rehab goals.

Send e-mail to Kimberley at kim.espt@gmail.com.

Jacon C. Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Consultant/Founder

Jacon C. Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, Consultant/Founder

Jacon started ESPT in 2007 with the goal of providing the same level of care to the general public, that he saw being given to the elite athletes he worked with at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University Sports Medicine Departments.

Jacon was the only physical therapist in Fremont to be board certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist and one of only a handful in the whole Bay Area. He is a Fremont native, a graduate of Kennedy High School. He went on to obtain his B.A. in Human BioDynamics from UC Berkeley and his Masters of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University.

He and his wife relocated in the summer of 2017 to a suburb outside of Austin, TX where he tries to keep up with his 3 young daughters. He still provides consultation to the business on an as-needed basis. He would like to thank all the past patients of ESPT for putting their trust in him and the team. We would not be able to serve this community without their support.

[photo courtesy of D. Gonzalez/Stanford Athletics]

Student Physical Therapists

As part of our commitment to the physical therapy profession, our expert clinicians at ESPT serve as Clinical Instructors and mentors to physical therapy students. These are all graduate level students in accredited programs, completing their affiliations and internships with our facility. They are well-qualified to evaluate and design a treatment program for your specific needs and are always under the supervision of our clinical team.

Jachin C. Hsu
Clinic Manager

Jachin C. Hsu, Clinic ManagerAfter nearly 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a computer programmer, Jachin has decided to make a career change. His background in supporting the various business groups such as Purchasing, Accounting, Customer Service, and Marketing has given him a wide range of experience to draw upon as Clinic Manager.

Here at ESPT, Jachin acts as front office manager, insurance and billing coordinator, and bookkeeper. In other words, he is ESPT’s “Jake-of-all-trades.” In his free time, he enjoys traveling to foreign countries, hiking, cooking, and following all the major sports in the Bay Area. If you have any questions about your insurance plan or you need to schedule an appointment, please give him a call.

Send e-mail to Jachin at jachin.espt@gmail.com.