Dr. Preston Nguyen
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Preston Nguyen, PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from New York University Steinhardt's physical therapy program in 2018. Prior to obtaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from NYU, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Biology and minoring in Political Science.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in manual therapy, injury prevention, ergonomics and postural re-education, post-op and sports rehabilitation. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and blood flow restriction certified. He believes in using a "hands-on" approach, connecting with his patients through physical contact and emotional understanding. He has a "no pain, no gain" and "work hard, play harder" mentality. Preston's patients receive an individualized and unique treatment approach that focuses on the connection of the mind, body and spirit. His treatment goals are to empower, heal, uplift, restore and optimize.
Dr. Nguyen's favorite quote is "Pain doesn't tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change." -Kobe Bryant
Dr. Nguyen recently returned to his hometown of Garden Grove, CA after a 12-year hiatus. When he is not treating patients or cheering for the Los Angeles Lakers or Carlos Alcaraz, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, snowboarding, camping, coaching and playing tennis, playing basketball, golf bowling, personal training, video games, riding motorcycles and spening time with friends family and family dog, Veggie.
Dr. Preston Nguyen's mission is to:
Illuminate the importance of human connection and its contribution to the human experience — We are all in this together.
Provide a safe environment to explore the depths of the mind, the interconnectedness to the body, and the resilience of the spirit.
Raise awareness, coach adaptability, and promote faith in the healing process.
Empower healthy habits, growth, and physical/mental transformation.
Instill the belief that whatever obstacles and endeavors may come our way, we will always figure it out, together.
I recently had an unfortunate experience with a doctor who failed to diagnose the source of my shoulder and finger pain in my left arm, despite subjecting me to numerous tests. Disappointed with the lack of results, I was referred to the physical therapy department at their hospital. Unfortunately, the experience there was equally disheartening, as the staff seemed to lack the necessary knowledge and expertise to address my issues effectively.
Thankfully, my luck changed when I decided to seek help from Preston, a physical therapist recommended by a friend. From my very first visit, Preston was able to swiftly identify the root causes of my problems, which were primarily related to poor posture and muscle tension. I started my sessions with Preston in March 2022, and to my surprise, I began to notice positive changes within the first two weeks.
Now, over a year later, I can confidently say that I have never experienced such exceptional posture and body awareness. Preston's expertise and guidance have not only transformed my physical well-being but have also heightened my overall awareness of my body. This newfound awareness has translated into improved body mechanics, better eating habits, and even enhanced performance in my workouts.
One of the aspects I appreciate most about Preston is his attentive and compassionate approach. He genuinely listens to his patients and provides valuable advice. I strongly urge all patients to take his recommendations seriously, as they have undoubtedly played a significant role in my recovery and personal growth.
Preston's extensive knowledge, patience, and understanding make him a remarkable physical therapist. He is unwavering in his determination to help his clients recover, and he goes above and beyond to help them become better versions of themselves, even after their recovery is complete.
In conclusion, if you're seeking a physical therapist who is not only skilled but also deeply committed to your well-being, I wholeheartedly recommend Preston. His expertise, guidance, and genuine care have made an incredible difference in my life, and I am confident they can do the same for you.