Kyle Kusunose PT, DPT, JSCC
Kyle graduated from San Diego State University with his bachelors in Kinesiology in 2010 and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2014.
Kyle specializes in an osteopathic manual medicine approach called Counterstrain and earned his Strain and Counterstrain Certification from The Jones Institute in 2017. In 2012, he took his first Counterstrain course and quickly realized the power of the technique through the successful treatment of his patients symptoms and the alleviation of pain they experienced. Kyle believes in the power of manual therapy and approaches his patients pain by understanding the relevant anatomy, its blood supply, its drainage, and its innervation from the nervous system. The Counterstrain approach allows him to diagnose and treat the major systems of the body that are causing pain and additional symptoms. Kyle has been in private practice since 2014. In 2016, he founded Manual Motion Physical Therapy and Pilates Rehab, and in 2018, he started Counterstrain San Diego, where he continues to practice and hone his skills in the clinical application of Counterstrain with his patients
Kyle's passion for applying Counterstrain in the clinic has also fueled his desire to teach Counterstrain to other practitioners. In 2015, Kyle started teaching for The Jones Institute as a teaching assistant and is now working his way towards becoming full-time faculty.
Kyle has always had a strong passion for human anatomy and serves as faculty in the San Diego State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program teaching the Clinical Anatomy Dissection lab. He additionally is adjunct faculty at the University of Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy Program where he teaches an annual 2-day Counterstrain elective to the 3rd year physical therapy students.
Kyle is originally from Encinitas, California where he grew up playing sports and going to the beach. He moved to Miami, Florida in 2011 to purse his dreams of becoming a health professional. In 2016, he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he lived and worked for 2 years while enjoying the snow and mountain lifestyle. In 2018, he finally moved back to San Diego, California and doesn't plan to leave. During his free time he enjoys surfing, playing beach volleyball and basketball, snowboarding and skiing, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.