Dr. Matthew H Fujita
Director and Physical Therapist
I am a local Inland Empire kid who had the privilege of being a scholarship athlete to play soccer and help pay for my academic endeavors. I earned my Bachelor’ Degree at CSUSB in Kinesiology in 2005 double majoring in Kinesiology: Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy, my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at APU in 2009 and Orthopedic Residency through Rancho Physical Therapy in 2011. Kinematics Physical Therapy was opened in 2015 after working for a couple other companies and I noticed a huge void in quality of care, their focus on money and numbers, and I wasn’t able to work with any athletes on a regular basis. So now everyday I get the privilege to serve my community, do ministry in my place of business and provide patient care to the highest level that I can be proud of.
Originally from Banning, Ca, I now reside in Rialto, Ca. I attended Cal State San Bernardino where I started out as a chemistry major. I quickly realized that instead of working in a lab, I wanted to work with and help people! I always say, I didn’t pick physical therapy – it picked me and quickly became my passion. In 2016 earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with a dual concentration in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical therapy and a minor in Psychology. After Cal State I immediately attended Loma Linda University’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and graduated with honors in 2017. My clinical experience includes outpatient and inpatient neurological rehab, inpatient acute rehab and outpatient orthopedics. I am certified through RockTape for functional movement techniques using taping and instrument assisted myofascial release.
Michelle graduated from California State University Long Beach in 1988 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She obtained her certification as an athletic trainer in 1994, received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialization in 2006,Parkinson’s Wellness certification in 2017 and Balance Certification in 2018.
Michelle has worked in the Corona/ Norco area for 32 years as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, and Athletic Trainer. She joined Kinematics two years ago and brings experience ofÂ working with athletes at all levels on and off the field.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cycling, swimming and weight training.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Coming from Loma Linda, CA, I grew up immersed in a health-conscious environment. When it comes to physical health, I believe that the two most important aspects are diet and exercise and as a young adult, I began implementing healthy lifestyle choices into my daily life. When I noticed the positive impact of my own physical well-being, I felt compelled to understand health more in depth and I felt the push towards physical therapy, after taking Anatomy and Physiology courses. After speaking to friends and family about their experiences in physical therapy, I imagined a way that I would be able to combine the two worlds of service and fitness into an awesome career path. I graduated with my A.A from Loma Linda University and obtained my license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. After joining Kinematics, I never looked back! I enjoy each day treating patients and bonding with people in the KPT family.
Born into a Naval family in Honolulu Hawaii, I have seen several corners of the United States throughout the years. At age five we were transferred to California, where I spent much of my youth showing horses in the Norco area, and eventually attending Chaffey College. Upon my marriage I moved to Missouri with my husband where I became the Assistant Manager of a retail store and had my two children, Ken and Michelle. During my time in the Show Me State I worked in retail, managed a Tracker Boats manufacturing facility as a QA Manager, and finally began my career in healthcare. I started this journey as a receptionist in a pediatrics clinic for five doctors, and worked my way into an office management role there. I later transferred to a new pediatric clinic, where I operated as the Office Manager, and filled roles in the Urgent Care Clinic in that same building as needed.
About KPT Sport
Kinematics physical therapy’s primary reason for establishment was to reach out to the community and give care to the hurting, and to heal its residents. Read more…
Monday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 6 :00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kinematics Physical Therapy
1801 Third Street
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: (951) 777-2178