OWNER & DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Dr. Patrick started in the Physical Therapy (PT) world as a PT Aide working at Presidio Sports and Medicine. This experience led him to his job as a PT Aide for Kaiser Permanente where he eventually became an Office Manager, gaining experience in insurance verification and chart auditing. He was accepted into the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program in 2008. His academic excellence and leadership skills provided for the limited opportunities of completing his clinical rotations at more rigorous sites at Harborview Medical Center (Trauma 1 hospital) as well as Madigan Hospital at Joint Base Lewis-McCord. His first PT opportunity started with Highline Physical Therapy in 2011, where his passion for finance and healthcare started to blend. He became Clinic Director at Highline Physical Therapy in 2014 before he moved on to become Clinic Director of a start-up private practice for RET Physical Therapy Group. After two years, Dr. Patrick realized his ideas on innovating healthcare are possible and he decided to resign from that position to open Physical Therapy Dynamix.
Dr. Patrick was raised in San Francisco, California most of his life. His grandparents were immigrants from China where they worked hard as cooks and seamstresses to provide the family a pathway to the American dream. He took his studies seriously to ensure no opportunities were wasted. He attended San Francisco State University where he majored in Kinesiology. While doing this, he also became very active in the Asian American community fighting social injustices surrounding affordable housing, access to healthcare, and obtaining higher education. His fervor and commitment toward health and community engagement led him down the path to pursue a career focused on changing lives.
Dr. Patrick believes every patient deserves 1-on-1 time with their healthcare providers. As a Physical Therapist, he is the "externist" of the body; for any pain related to movement or positioning, he wants to be the first one to know about it. With his extensive training, he has saved his patients thousands of dollars in healthcare related expenses. He also believes as a Physical Therapist he can connect the communities he belongs to in order to strengthen them from within. From his grandparent's teachings, he believes that his active involvement in helping the community and his patients on a deeper level will create an exceptional experience to those who entrust their health in his hands.
Dr. W Zach Smith attended the University of New Mexico where he graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Dr. Zach currently works as a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach. He specializes in orthopedic and sports rehab and injury prevention as well as sports performance. Dr. Zach uses a fully integrated approach through the unique use of both physical therapy and exercise science principals to help clients perform at their optimal level while avoiding or recovering from injury. Dr. Zach uses his knowledge of physiology, kinesiology, and anatomy, as well as his experience as a division I athlete, to safely and effectively maximize performance and recovery.
Dr. Zach uses a science and evidence based approach to administer the most effective and current forms of physical therapy, training and injury prevention. Dr. Zach grew up with a passion for movement, fitness, and athletics. He competed at a national level in track and field and was a multi-sport athlete through his childhood. He received a scholarship for track and field from the University of New Mexico, where he specialized in long jump, triple jump, and sprints. Through his athletic journey he has overcome several serious injuries that required physical therapy. From these experiences he found a strong passion for helping others return to and maintain full health and the ability to do the things they love.