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. Click here to learn more about Dr. Zach's philosophy by visiting his website.
In 2008, Jennifer graduated with her undergrad at University of California, Berkeley where after she sought a way to combine her passion for sports and science. She discovered how she could unite the two. While working as a Physical Therapy aide and observing in additional settings, she witnessed people take their first steps after a stroke, saw children learn how to grab things that used to literally be out of their reach, and helped athletes return to running after surgery. It was then she discovered how incredible Physical Therapy. She pursued her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern where her appreciation for the field only grew. Upon graduation from USC in 2012, she returned to Northern California to start her career. Within 4 years, she was able to develop and hone her clinical reasoning skills to where she was able to sit for and pass the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Exam in 2016. In 2017, she reunited with her family in Washington state where she currently resides in Downtown Seattle area with her husband. Over the past few years, Jennifer started to realize the best way for her to provide the best possible treatment to every patient that came into her contact with her was to open her own business. In 2019, she made the leap to open My Restorative Physical Therapy and join Physical Therapy Dynamix as an independent contractor.
Jennifer believes that healing and wellness come through understanding. Patients need to understand what is happening in their body and how their Physical Therapy interventions are helping to address the source of the problem. They need to be able to appreciate when to push and when to rest, what pains are good and what pains are bad. She achieves this through patience, communication, and a mastery and great respect for the science that guides the practice of Physical Therapy. She goes the extra mile and uses your language. If you are an engineer, expect to hear analogies that describe friction, Ground Reaction Forces, and circuits in parallel vs circuits in series. If you have no great love of science, anticipate that we’ll use common metaphors and phrases to find your light bulb moment. If you are an athlete, Jennifer will draw from her background in soccer, running team participation, gymnastics, swimming, and high intensity class-based exercise, to build a program that is meaningful to you. To Jennifer, Physical Therapy starts and ends with you. Click here to learn more about her treatment philosophy.