Meet The Team
PATRICK D.K. GESIK D.P.T.
Patrick was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Growing up with two parents as physical therapists he spent a lot of time in their clinic in Kaimuki. Little did he know cleaning their baseboards and equipment would leave such an impression later in life. As an athlete growing up playing sports and having injuries he quickly understood the benefits “hands-on” physical therapy had to offer in giving relief and returning him back to play.
Patrick went to THE Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in General Sciences with a minor in Chemistry in 2007. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2010. After graduating, he did a two year fellowship training program at his parent’s physical therapy clinic in Eugene, Oregon. No longer cleaning baseboards, he learned many lessons in how to assess, treat and manage patients along with running a clinic.
In 2013, Patrick moved home to Hawai’i to be closer to family and to work with the local community. He feels fortunate to go to work and continue his family’s legacy.
Patrick was recently honored with the Small Business Association award for "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" of 2017.
In his free time Patrick enjoys playing basketball, tennis, swimming, running and ping-pong with his wife. He enjoys the island lifestyle, going to the beach with his nieces, nephews and dogs.
ERIN NAKATSUKA D.P.T.
Erin was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of 'Iolani High School. Growing up, Erin kept active by playing volleyball and dancing hula. She was also a member of 4-H for 10 years where she learned the importance of serving others. She was introduced to physical therapy by a volleyball coach that she really looked up to, and who is a physical therapist. Erin ended up volunteering at a local physical therapy clinic and enjoyed seeing how much physical therapy improved the quality of life for people.
Erin attended Saint Louis University where she played volleyball as a Billiken and received her Bachelors of Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology in 2015. She continued her education at Saint Louis University where she had various clinical rotations in the city and suburbs of St. Louis and in Montgomery, Alabama. Erin gained valuable experience working with patients of all ages, backgrounds, and injuries in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017.
Following her graduation, Erin was excited to move back home and utilize all her experiences in St. Louis to help give back to the community and to be closer to family.
In her free time, Erin enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, spending time with her family and friends, and watching baseball.
DEREK ATTA D.P.T., O.C.S
Derek was born and raised in Aiea, Hawai‘i and is a proud graduate of Aiea High School. Derek’s fascination with the human body as well as his drive to give back to the community was fueled by his involvement in sports, martial arts and boys scouts when he was younger. He experienced numerous injuries requiring him to go through the rehabilitation process that would eventually lead him on a journey to becoming a physical therapist.
He attended the University of Hawai‘i and later transferred to Pacific University in Oregon where he played soccer and tennis while earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Integrative Physiology in 2007. After exploring the field of exercise science and physical rehabilitation, Derek continued his education at Pacific University receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010.
Following his graduation, Derek moved back home excited to begin helping his family, friends and local community. During his years of experience, he has enjoyed helping patients who suffered from orthopedic, sports, and neurological injuries.
Derek became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2013 and is certified in Functional Movement Screening.
In his free time Derek enjoys playing soccer, fishing, surfing, golfing, and jiu jitsu. He especially enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and going to the beach with them.