Dr. Natsuko Watanabe, DPT

Dr. Natsuko Watanabe, DPT

Physical Therapy  ·  
Dr. Natsuko Watanabe, DPT is a physical therapist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Chapman University in 2008 and specializes in physical therapy, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read her story

20301 SW Acacia St Ste 150

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 274-9551

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Watanabe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watanabe "Natsuko Watanabe, DPT was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan where she was an avid athlete, being team captain in both basketball and soccer. She is currently the only Japanese speaking physical therapist in Orange County. She earned her B.S in Kinesiology from Syracuse University. Her passion to help people with physical injuries lead her to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Chapman University in Orange California."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watanabe "Providing Excellence and Compassionate Care.  We value personalized, one-on-one care.

Philosophy in physical therapy is the fusion of art and science enabling her to be creative with each treatment while understanding the human anatomy and biomechanics. Blending the knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine allows her to individualize and optimize her patient's outcomes through both an evidence-based and holistic approach. This allows her to treat each person as a whole, rather than just a list of symptoms or an injury. Her passion is finding the root cause of the patient's problem so that she will not only temporarily fix the issue, but help the patient obtain their personal goals and to maximize their health outcomes."

5  Specialties

  • Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physical Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Watanabe does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Recurrent Falls
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprain
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • TMJ
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18  Procedures

  • Balance Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Diet Counseling
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Analysis
  • Kinesio® Taping
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Chapman University
    Medical School | Graduated 2008

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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What People Say About Dr. Natsuko Watanabe, DPT
I have been to many physical therapists. Natsuko is outstanding. She has a great sense of how the body works and what needs to be done to get fix problems and get healthy. She is great at figuring out exactly the right exercise. Her hands on work for deep tissue muscle release and realignment of...Read More
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