Dice Arai

Daisuke Arai

Adjunct Instructor DPT, PT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT730 Medical Screening for Physical Therapist

PT738 Medical Management and Imaging I

PT739 Medical Management and Imaging II

About Me

Initially I was just going to write "I LOVE APPLE FRITTERS" but soon realized that this would not make for a good bio. So, I am originally from the Bay Area having attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. I have always been active participating in Judo with the Santa Clara Judo Dojo and wrestling since middle school. I first realized my awe of physical therapy through my high school athletic trainer who happened to be a physical therapist, Mrs. Brennan. She was amazing and there was nothing that she couldn't do with the student athletes. I wanted to be just like her and be able to treat any issue that came through her doors. 

I have had a blessed career as therapist thus far. I have had wonderful mentors who have really guided me in my career leading me to my current practice in the Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Department at Kaiser, Vallejo where I also completed 12 months of PNF training and 2 years in the Primary Care Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. 

Ultimately my hope is to pay forward the guidance and kindness that I received in becoming a therapist to the students here at Samuel Merritt University. I hope that I may be able to be a small part of their professional journey. 


I graduated from UCLA with a double major in Neuroscience and World History. I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific Univeristy Class of 2011. 

Teaching Interests

Radiology, Anatomy, Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Nutrition, Yoga, Training Methodology

Professional Affiliations & Memberships