STOTT Pilates mat instructor certificate
If you have stiff joints in your lower back, neck, or even other areas like your hip or SI joint, then I can help you with my training in manual therapy. I will use my hands to stretch out the connective tissues around the joints that might be limiting your movement. Then, I will work to use very specific amounts and directions of forces to help create better alignment in the planes of the joints. This is all done after I complete a very thorough examination to help me better understand the root cause of your problem. I can then create a tailored treatment plan that involves not only manual therapy but also individualized therapeutic exercises. I will make sure that these exercises are communicated clearly so that you can continue to do them at home to supplement the benefits of our in-person treatments.
During my career as an orthopedic physiotherapist for 9 years in Japan, I obtained several certifications to improve my assessment and treatment skills so that I can help my clients get better effectively.
One of them is the STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Level 1 Certification which allowed me to incorporate Pilates exercises in my exercise prescriptions for my clients. In addition to this, I also obtained the Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy by Manual Concept at Curtin University in Perth, Australia in 2019 which allows me to utilize many kinds of manual therapy techniques to make a precise diagnosis and provide an effective treatment program.
As an avid runner myself, I am interested in treating running injuries and would like to help runners who suffer from them with the latest evidence and my own experience.
I was born and raised in a small town in Hiroshima, Japan which is surrounded by an ocean (Seto Inland Sea) and mountains and islands like here in the Cowichan Valley!
I grew up playing soccer competitively and graduated from Prefectural University of Hiroshima in 2009 with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy and worked at several orthopedic outpatient clinics in Hiroshima and Tokyo. In 2015, I decided to move to Canada and spent about 2 years in Vancouver as well as Whitehorse, Yukon and I fell in love with the kindness and the beautiful nature that Canada offers. After working in Tokyo as a physiotherapist for 3 years, I decided to move to my 2nd home country Canada with my wife and we are really happy to be on this beautiful island. While working at the clinic, I will be working towards becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) at UBC from September 2020 onwards. If I’m not in the clinic you will find me either running/hiking/biking on the trails or fishing somewhere on the island.
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