Dawn Nakamura, PT
Physical Therapist (Clinical Specialist)
Dawn Nakamura is the Clinical Specialist for Inpatient Physical Therapy. She is responsible for staff training, clinical education and program development, as well as providing direct patient care.
Dawn joined REHAB in 1995 as an inpatient staff physical therapist and in 2002 transitioned into a Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist. Her responsibilities in the clinical specialist role include advancing physical therapy competency through inservices, chart audits and co-treatments with staff.Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. She is a member of the APTA, Neurology section. She has received extensive training in Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), completing the 3 week NDT course and multiple advanced NDT training courses. She also completed coursework in areas such as gait analysis, w/c seating evaluation, MFR, Mulligan manual therapy technique, spinal cord injury and amputee evaluation and treatment.