DPT, SFMA, NKT level 3, FMT, FRR, FMT
Kento is a Seminar Instructor/Teacher and Licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey and New York. He currently is an adjunct faculty for Seton Hall University Physical Therapy program teaching palpation and gross anatomy. Kento also travels nationally as a lead instructor for a physical therapy seminar series in Medical Minds in Motion, LLC on “Movement Assessment and Corrective of the Spine”. When he is not busy teaching, Kento primarily focuses on one-on-one care knowing the importance of individualization. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Rutgers Camden-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Stratford.
As a Japanese-American, Kento became interested in medicine through his father who practices Ki (Qi) Gong, a modality of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). He strongly believes integrating Eastern Medicine philosophy with the Western Medicine philosophy is essential to patient treatment.
As a physical therapist, he utilizes his his background in sports biomechanics, movement quality, and muscle imbalances to improve the car of injuries. Kento is currently certified as a Neurokinetic Therapy Level 3 Practitioner, Strongfirst kettle bell level 1 Instructor, Functional Movement Taping and a Functional Range Release Practitioner. Other courses he has taken are Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Movement Impairment Syndrome, Postural Restoration Institute, Mulligans MWM technique and Kinesiotaping Certification. His thought process and treatment process comes from many teachers/clinicians such as Gray Cook, Shirley Sahrmann, Gary Grey, David Butler, Mike Reinold, Charlie Weingroff and many more.
Kento has received multiple awards from Rutgers Camden-UMDNJ : UMDNJ Outstanding Academic Performance Award, Rutgers Edward Bloustein Community Service Award, DPT Program Achievement Award and 2011 Mary McMillan APTA Scholarship Nominee. Kento is certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner and a certified clinician for the Rutgers’ S.A.F.E.T.Y. Seminar which certifies volunteer coaches for safety training. He has worked with numerous Japanese Pro-tennis Players during the 2010-2013 US Open.