We sit down to talk with Restore/Thrive's newest team member.
Restore/Thrive is excited to announce the addition of our friend and colleague, Dr. Patrick Chandler, PT, DPT! Dr. Patrick is now accepting new patients at our second location in south Overland Park, Kansas, at Kansas Athletic Club.
After spending 7 years preparing himself as a strength and conditioning coach and then a doctoral physical therapy candidate, Patrick will blend his unique skill set to help clients from the stage of acute injury get all the way back into the gym and the physical lives that they love to live.
We sat down with Patrick recently to dig a little deeper and find out what makes him tick. By the end of the Q&A, we think you understand why we brought him on board with our practice!
Restore/Thrive: Why did you become a physical therapist?
Patrick Chandler: I love exercise and fitness but equally love science and helping others. It took somewhat of a journey, but I was able to find that becoming a physical therapist allowed me to blend all of those passions into one awesome career.
R/T: What do you do to keep in shape?
PC: I have been doing CrossFit for about 4 years now and coaching CrossFit classes for 1 year. I really enjoy all types of fitness such as running, biking, hiking, golfing, pickup basketball. The class setting is my favorite though since you have a group of people grinding along with you!
R/T: What is your favorite exercise?
PC: I really enjoy the challenge of the Olympic Lifts of the Clean & Jerk and Snatch. They seem so simple but are so complex and challenging at the same time!
R/T: What is your favorite food?
PC: If we aren’t counting dessert then I would have to say something classic like a T-bone steak, sweet potatoes, and a nice salad. But don’t let that fool you, I am a sucker for pizza as well!
R/T: Who is your favorite superhero and why?
PC: Wow, growing up it would’ve been easy. I loved batman and ALL of the movies…even the bad ones! Now it is tougher with all of the Marvel Universe. I really like all of the Thor movies and find his character pretty funny.