Andy Tran, PT, MPT, MBA
Coming to the US from Vietnam in 1990, I had never heard of physical therapy. In college, I was planning to go to pharmacy school. After my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, I started looking into other healthcare careers which could assist him during his disease's progression. I stumbled upon the field of physical therapy and was attracted to the vast diseases and impairments that a PT can treat. I was fortunate to attend the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Loma Linda University. After working a couple years as a PTA, I went back to Loma Linda University and got my Master in Physical Therapy. While working as a PT, I graduated from UC Irvine with a Healthcare Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration). Combining my business education background and PT training, I formed Dynamix Physical Therapy in 2005. Since our inception, we have grown into several outpatient clinics.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of settings: acute hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, pediatric clinics, outpatient orthopedic clinics, and home health. I enjoy treating and helping patients achieve whatever their goals might be, either getting back to their previous level of function or improving their quality of life. I feel blessed to be a small part of each patient's life and recovery process.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and chasing our 2 little boys. I also try to be active by working out and playing competitive soccer every Sunday in our local league.
Chia George Huang, PT
I started in the medical profession as a licensed respiratory therapist first, about 6 or 7 years prior to becoming a physical therapist. I have been practicing physical therapy for about 22 years ever since.
I originally entered the medical field due to the need to have a more stable income source to help my family financially. Becoming a respiratory therapist was my first choice, since it only required 2 years of study, a college associate degree, and the pay was way better than what I was making. Little did I know how much I actually enjoyed working with and helping people.
While working as a respiratory therapist, I continued my education in the medical field. I decided on the profession of physical therapy after doing research into different careers in the health care industry. I was interested in helping people recover their strength and range of motion so that they can live their life to the fullest possible.
I have worked in a variety of settings, such as acute hospital inpatient, acute rehabilitation, outpatient clinic, hospital pediatric, geriatric, psychiatric, and home health. I also have experience working as a wound care specialist in an acute hospital setting for about 7 to 8 years. All these experiences helped me to improve my skills as a PT.
I truly enjoy the profession that I chose twenty some years ago and am very grateful that I still can continue to help my patients and the communities I am serving today.
Danielle Soda, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
I am a Southern California girl, born and raised. I have always been an active person and jumped into any sport or activity that I could get involved with while growing up. I am a big believer in team sports and everything you can learn from them. I love any sort of competition and am always up for a challenge. I think these factors are a major part of who I am today and why I chose to become a PTA.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara and spent 4 years reinforcing my will power by fighting the urge to spend every day on the beach. I received my PTA degree from Loma Linda University where I was blessed with the chance to learn and develop my love for physical therapy and for people as a whole. I have been lucky enough to spend the last 3 years combining my passion for helping people with my love for activity by teaching people how to improve their quality of life and return to what they miss doing most.
I enjoy travelling and dream of exploring the world as much as I can. I like to experience new places, cultures, and especially new foods. I enjoy cooking and baking but my favorite part is the eating. It’s impossible to keep me out of the sunshine and the fresh air during my free time. Most days off, you can find me either with friends and family or walking through the neighborhood parks with my pup Grady as he enjoys his favorite activity - chasing squirrels.
Chousser Reyes, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
For most people, it takes some time for them to figure out exactly what it is they’re naturally good at - usually academics, athletics, or art. But for me, I was lucky enough to figure out what I liked to do and even luckier to actually be good at it. When it comes to how the body moves, my experience stems from participating in activities requiring me to figure out how my own body moves. These activities range from weight lifting at the gym, joining dance groups all over Southern California, tumbling in gymnastics, practicing flexibility in yoga, and even a quick stint training in jazz.
I graduated from American Career College in 2017 with my certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant and have appreciated every moment. From seeing improvements in patients’ functional mobility in their own homes to a progressive decrease in debilitating pain inside a clinic, I take satisfaction in knowing that everyone deserves to live a full and happy life.
Being consistently driven to have and enjoy a multitude of experiences, I always find myself being attracted to new avenues of physical fitness. Besides the weekend basketball games at my local park, I am also an avid golfer and tennis player. I also love to hike and have enjoyed countless picturesque moments atop hills and mountains with my closest friends and family.
Johnathan Quach, OTD
Born and raised in Orange County, CA, I am so blessed to be able to give back to my own community. Serving people is my passion. Being an occupational therapist, a healthcare professional that empowers those with health challenges to participate in daily life to the fullest, is my true calling. Making a difference in another’s life - no matter how big or small - fills me with gratification and joy and I have the unique privilege of that at Dynamix.
I received my undergraduate degree at UC Irvine and my doctorate at the University of St. Augustine. Since receiving my doctorate in Occupational Therapy, I have dedicated my time and effort to helping my clients regain their ability to engage in meaningful, day to day tasks and activities. As an occupational therapist, my role in their care is not that of a life saver, but rather, a “quality of life” saver. Whether they are experiencing pain or looking to restore movement and function, or both, I am committed to working closely with them to create an individualized therapy program that best fits their unique needs. I also have a whatever-it-takes philosophy. If my clients' needs require thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative ways to tackle their obstacles, I believe in exploring all of the possible options together with the client.
Though I love my job, I also love spending time with my family and friends. I try to spend time with loved ones every chance I get. Exercising, watching sports, hosting board game nights, road tripping, and going on food adventures are just a few of my favorite things. It is my honor to join you on your healthcare journey.