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.
John Huynh, PT, DPT
I have grown up in Orange County where I thoroughly enjoy living and love all that Southern California has to offer. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology- Fitness at Cal State Long Beach in 2014, knowing full well that I wanted to become a physical therapist upon graduating due to my desire of wanting to help other people. I also obtained my Master of Arts in Sports Psychology in 2016 due to outside interests in sports rehabilitation with the goal of broadening my capabilities as a therapist by working with athletes and understanding both the mental and physical aspects of rehabilitation.
While preparing for PT school, I became a physical therapist aide working for Dynamix Physical Therapy in 2015 and gained exposure to the geriatric population and experience in the profession in general. I graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Fall 2019 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and along the way, developed a strong passion for the geriatrics population, immediately wanting to come back to the family-oriented company that helped me get my bearings.
I enjoy being a physical therapist since I get to help my patients reach their mental, emotional, and physical goals. I strongly believe in a holistic approach to physical therapy and believe in developing a strong rapport with my patients in order to help get them back to their prior level of function. In my free time, I enjoy reading up on various stocks and company news, attending small shows and concerts, watching sports - I am an avid sports fan, and keeping up to date with all the latest techniques and skilled interventions related to my profession.
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.
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.
Matthew Tabarez, PT, DPT
I was born and raised in Southern California and have enjoyed all aspects of growing up in such a wonderful place. I received my Bachelor of Artsin Kinesiology and Nutrition Science from Whittier College in 2014, and moved to San Diego to receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017.
In high school, I determined that I wanted to be in a profession where I could make the most impact by helping others. This thought was always in the back of my mind and I made the decision that being a Physical Therapist would allow me to reach my goal. Being a Physical Therapist would give me the opportunity to not only help others, but would also allow me to help get people back to what they love doing in their lives, which is the biggest reward for me. My goal when treating patients is to bring positive energy and excitement to help them see that there is a way to improve the issue or injury they are facing.
I believe it’s important to balance work and life and use that in my approach with the people I help to care for their overall well-being. When I am not working, my hobbies include attending sporting events, going to concerts, and hanging out with my family and friends.
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.
Dana Makhlouf, OT
Born and raised in Southern California, I am so excited to be a part of such a fantastic rehab team here at Dynamix. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach and my masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Stanbridge University. My background in Psychology helps me understand my patients on an interpersonal level, which contributes to a more effective and positive therapy experience.
Growing up, I was very involved in sports, which unfortunately has made me prone to injuries. Being on the other end of spectrum, I understand just how frustrating it can be when you’re no longer able to function and perform simple daily activities like before. I am devoted to implementing meaningful, client-centered and personalized treatment plans that cater to each patient’s unique functional needs. This is only one quality of many that has drawn me to the profession of occupational therapy. I can’t imagine a career more rewarding than facilitating a person’s journey to recovery and helping them get back to what they’re passionate about.
Aside from working, I love spending time with my family, being by the beach, going on hikes and trying out different types of food! I look forward to the privilege of contributing to your quality of life!
Khoi Le, COTA
Occupational Therapist Assistant
I grew up in Vietnam and moved to the U.S. in 2013. After exploring multiple career fields, I discovered Occupational Therapy and found it fits wonderfully with my passion and life experiences. Graduating from Stanbridge University in 2017, I am excited that I have the opportunity to work cooperatively with patients and their families at Dynamix Physical Therapy.
I am passionate about helping people from all life stages to overcome barriers and to enable them to achieve their goals. I strongly believe in client-centered and evidence-based practice as well as a strength-based approach when working with all age groups since everyone brings their unique strengths and potential based on their values and beliefs. Finding creative ways to utilize therapy to improve how each patient participates in their world has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my job.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my daughter. Some of my hobbies include reading great books, fishing, aquascaping, and having overlanding adventures.