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.
Andrew Nguyen, PT
I was born in South Vietnam and grew up in Southern California. After completing high school, I apprenticed in the automotive repair industry and worked as a heavy line technician for many years. Although I enjoyed my work I felt that I wanted something more fulfilling. During this time, I developed an interest in the healing arts through the mentorship of a physical therapist. This interest fueled my pursuit for higher education, personal growth, and a career change.
I graduated with distinction from Loma Linda University in 2019 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. As a student, I was active with community outreach both locally and abroad. I volunteered at various pro bono clinics in San Bernardino and Orange County, as well as in Tijuana, Mexicali, and Haiti. I was honored with the President's Award from the School of Allied Health Professions for my dedication to service and academic excellence.
As a therapist, I am an advocate of holistic and preventative medicine. I strive to empower my patients with education for lifestyle changes and self-care strategies to promote independence, wellness, and injury prevention. I am a firm believer in evidence-based practice and patient-centered care.
In my free time, I enjoy saltwater fishing, gardening, and time with family.
Danielle Soda, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Chousser Reyes, 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.
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.