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Grant Hirayama, PT, DPT, OCS

Grant Hirayama, PT, DPT, OCS

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

ghirayama@westernu.edu

Join year: 2013

  • Education

    DPT, Physical Therapy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2013

    BA, Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, CA 2007

  • Certification

    OCS, Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities (ABPTS), 2017

    Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, Physical Therapist Residency Program, 2016 -2017

    Diploma in Osteopractic, 2019

    American Academy of Manipulative Therapy Certified in Dry Needling, 2019

    American Academy of Manipulative Therapy Certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy, 2019

    Certifiied Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), Graston Technique, 2018

    Owens Recovery Science: Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Certified, 2017

    Orthopedic Clinical Specialist; American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), 2017

    ROCKTAPE: Functional Movement Techniques - Blades Certified, 2016

    ROCKTAPE: Fascial Movement Taping Level II (FMT-Performance) Certified, 2016

    ROCKTAPE: Fascial Movement Taping Level I (FMT-Basic) Certified, 2016

    ROCKTAPE: Performance Movement Techniques (PMT) Certified, 2015

    Graston Technique Certified Provider, Graston Technique, 2014

    Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013

    CEAS I - Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist I, The Back School of Atlanta, 2013

    CKTP - Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Kinesio Taping Association International, 2013

    Certified JOBST Custom Garment Fitter, JOBST, 2013

    BLS Certified - Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 2019

    Specialty Training:

    Biomechanical Orthotic Fitting, 2013, 2016, 2017

  • Courses

    PT 5050 Kinseiology I

    PT 5233 Foundations of Patient Examination

    PT 5210 Exam & Mgmt Musculoskeletal II

    PT 8500 Selected Topics

    • Taping Techniques for Orthopedic Patients
    • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques
  • Awards

    Recipient of the Bertha Oliver Memorial Award, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Professions, 2013

  • Organizations

    National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2017 - Present

    Kinesio Taping Association International, 2013 - Present

    California Physical Therapy Association, 2012 - Present

    American Physical Therapy Association, 2012 - Present

    • Acute Care Section, Orthopedic Section, Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • Committees

    WesternU Multi-Purpose Simulation Laboratory Design Committee, 2018 - Present

    WesternU Flexible Classroom Design Taskforce, 2018 - Present

    WesternU Alumni Committee, 2017 - Present

    WesternU CHS Dean Search Committee, 2020 - Present

    CHS Faculty Assembly (Chair), 2019 - Present

    CHS Flexible Space Planning Committee, 2018 - Present

    CHS Student Academic Performance Committee, 2016 - Present

    CHS Student Conduct Committee, 2016 - Present

    DPTE Search Committee (Chair), 2019 - 2020

    DPTE Awards Committee, 2014 - Present

    DPTE Admissions Committee, 2014 - Present

  • Publications

    Chaney, C., Hirayama, G., Mendoza, T., Schmitt, D., Janini, S. (July - August 2015). "The Effects of Kinesio Tex Gold Tape on Vertical Jump, 20-M Sprint, and Self-Perception of Physical Performance in High School Basketball Players." Current Orthopedic Practice, 26(4); 420-424.