Paul SantosPT, DPT
Paul was originally from Fontana, CA. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and a minor in French and Francophone Studies. He then moved on and obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Azusa Pacific University.
Throughout his college career, Paul was heavily involved in competitive hip hop dance, being a part of numerous teams and performing at countless venues throughout southern California. Combining his passion for dance and his interest in health care, Paul gravitated towards the physical therapy profession due to its core focus on movement as a means for recovery and rehabilitation. Throughout his various volunteer experiences prior to physical therapy school, Paul was able to see the positive impact other physical therapists had on their patients and was thus inspired to do the same.
Paul’s favorite part about treating patients is the sincere connection that he gets develop with them. Building a solid therapeutic alliance and working together with patients towards their personal goals are some of the core principles Paul always tries to implement in his practice.
EDUCATION & SPECIALIZATION
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (Azusa Pacific University, California)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology & French Minor (University of California, Los Angeles)
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
Although he is retired from the competitive scene, Paul continues to dance in an exhibition hip hop team in his free time, doing various stage performances, club performances, and even getting the opportunity to perform at Anime Expo this year. He also enjoys doing hot yoga, working out, gaming, frequenting hipster coffee shops, trying out new food and restaurants, binging Netflix and Hulu shows, and hanging out with his friends and family. Some of his personal goals are to learn how to play the guitar and to be the proud owner of a Corgi one day.