Patti Noritake Matsuda, PT, PhD, DPT

Title: Associate Professor; Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement, Division of Physical Therapy; Co-Director, UW-EvergreenHealth Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program
Division: Physical Therapy

Patti Noritake Matsuda is a physical therapist and Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy. Her clinical and research experience and interest is in the area of falls and fall prevention in various patient populations including older adults and those with neurologic diagnoses, and in neurorehabilitation. She is passionate about service learning and is currently the Director of Service Learning for the Division of Physical Therapy. She works on developing interprofessional opportunities for service learning in the community.            

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, 1982 
  • AT Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2006
  • University of Washington, Doctor of Philosophy, Rehabilitation Science, 2010       

Clinical Interests

Working with people who are recovering from stroke, or who are living with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease. Also working with people who have problems with balance and falls.               

Teaching Interests

Dr. Matsuda teaches in the Neurologic and Lifespan tracks in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is also the didactic program lead in the UW-Evergreen Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency.        

Research Interests

  • Falls and Fall Prevention in Older Adults and people with neurologic diagnoses (MS, Stroke, etc.)       

Recent Publications

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