November 2012

It has been an eventful winter for us here at Tokyo Physio. We established a winter clinic in Niseko (www.NisekoPhysio.com) servicing the recent tidal wave of Aussie tourists, ski bums and entrepreneurs. As this was this was our first year of the clinic, as the...

Hello again injured gaijin. At this time of year many of your thoughts turn to ski and snowboard holidays. As physios our thoughts turn to skiing injuries…..we’d be broke without them! Even so, after vehement complaints from the V & B CFO and at the...

4 Weeks to Better Back Have you had a troublesome lower back for longer than you care to remember? Do you think that an ‘achy’ lower back is just a part of everyone’s life? Have you been putting off getting it treated for too long? Get back on track...

Wrist Injuries FOOSH! While in après ski resort bars this may be the sound skiers make to recant their best turn or take off for a jump in medical circles it is an abbreviation for „Fall on out -stretched hand‟. The reason why there is a...

At Tokyo Physio we continue to look for ways to improve our service to the ex-patriate community and have recently hired Morioka-san – “Mokka” an Australian trained sports massage therapist working in the room next door and even at your work place! We continue to...

G’day once again injured gaijin. This summer we decided to write about something people are always asking us about: achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Aside from Michael Jackson’s nose, nothing has received more regular press over the past 20 years than diet. Recent dietary...

Meaning literally “inflamed joints” arthritis by itself is not a very clear diagnosis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis currently known. The most common type is osteoarthritis. This is what people most commonly mean when they refer to “arthritis”. In the business we...

Hello again and welcome to the second episode in our quarterly newsletter. We’re still here and you’re still getting injured, a perfect match really! The response to the first newsletter was overwhelming – with “leave us alone”, “boring rubbish” being just a few of the...

A painful & recalcitrant tendon is a frustrating problem for both sufferers and health professionals. Up until recently it was thought to be a simple diagnosis: tendinitis. Treatment would be aimed at decreasing inflammation and stretching the short tendon. General doctors would probably write a...

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