Tomokazu Kato (Shawn)
What is the essence of what you do?
I enjoy partnering with patients of all ages. I have treated professional athletes as well as high school, collegiate, and weekend athletes, and everyone in between. I am dedicated to finding a solution to complex problems, and help people overcome their body’s obstacles, no matter the challenge. I like to lead each patient toward a more active lifestyle & incorporating exercise into every patient’s rehabilitation program. My passion would be the biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity
What are your personal interests?
I am passionate about training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength Training, playing the guitar, travelling, food, & learning new trends in health & wellness.
What do you believe?
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.” – Bruce Lee
What do you like most about working with patients?
What I like most about working with patients is the human connection between us & our patients. I love the art & science of healing as I am very hands on with our patients utilizing evidence based treatment techniques. And I am blessed to be in a position where I have endless opportunities to motivate, educate & inspire people from different walks of life.
What do you like most about working at HPPS?
What I love most about working at HPPS is the family environment that our clinic brings. We look after our patients and colleagues like one big happy family and no one gets left behind!
Why did you choose to become a Physical Therapist?
I decided on becoming a Physical Therapist to combine my lifelong passion for health and fitness with my desire to help people. I am a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas PT program in the Philippines and currently taking my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Touro College in New York. I works closely with all of the HPPS physical therapists & staff to implement each patient’s individual plan of care. I enjoy getting to know patients, gaining an understanding of their goals and helping them achieve them.
What do patients like about you and the organization?
Physical Therapists and the staff at HPPS are not only skilled therapists but they seek out solutions to serve their patients holistically, this mindset more powerfully serves the entire community.