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The Team

All the staff at Tokyo Physio are passionate about sports injuries. We are committed to providing you with great service right from from your initial contact, through to the completion of your final treatment. All our therapists are Australian trained and both lead and partake in ongoing education to ensure we are up to date with the latest research.

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Ji-Sup’s parents are Korean, but he was born and raised in Christchurch and graduated from Otago University with a double degree in Bachelor of Sciences in Neuroscience and Physiotherapy. Ji-Sup has been involved with various sports teams as a sports medic in New Zealand, specifically in field hockey for Auckland national representative teams and taking on New Zealand Junior hockey camps. He has experiences in private musculoskeletal clinics in Auckland and Palmerston North where he has dealt with various clients from youth to office workers and sports related population. Ji-Sup has a certificate in the upper quartile through New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association. Ji-Sup is a keen rugby fan and player, currently playing fly-half for the Tokyo Crusaders. Book online now

Joseph Padilla

Joseph treats all varieties of orthopedic pain, but specializes in low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and plantar fasciitis. He is a hands-on therapist, using a variety of massage and joint mobilization techniques in conjunction with home exercises he gives based on the impairments he identifies in the examination. In addition he has experience treating runners with knee and foot pain. Joseph’s philosophy is “get to the source of the problem to not only get rid of the pain you came in with, but to prevent injury in the future”. Credentials: Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce Universty in Arizona, USA. Managed an orthopedic clinic in Colorado, USA before arriving here.

To book a session with Joseph you can book online.

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Bevan has a degree in Sports Science from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney.  Bevan has worked several seasons in Niseko Physio and has a special interest in acute knee injuries, in particular the ACL and MCL. Bevan lectures around Asia for other physiotherapist and runners in the latest developments in running injuries. He is a certified Running Injury Specialist by The Running Clinic.  Bevan is also a F.I.S.T certified bike fitter with years of experience bike-fitting int he Tokyo clinic. Bevan is an elite Age Group (amateur) triathlete, 10x Ironman finisher (9.30PB), with several  Age group and overall podium finishers in triathlons around the world.  Bevan is a certified Level 1 Triathlon Coach by Triathlon Australia and currently coaches a stable of athletes of all abilities.

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Vanessa Colless has a degree in Medical Science and Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. Along with her husband Bevan, Vanessa is a co-founder of Tokyo Physio and  has developed an excellent reputation over the last 11 years in Japan. Vanessa is an elite level ironman triathlete, being the third Australian female in her age group to finish in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 2012. She recently won her Age Group in the Ironman West Australia by 30 minutes. She has completed several courses in Women’s Health and provided and array of the associated services to pre and post-natal women in Japan, and now in Singapore. Vanessa also performs running biomechanical assessments and general physiotherapy. To book a session with Vanessa you can book online.

Haruno Shannon (YaHaruno mazaki)

Haruno is a top ballet dancer, trained by master teachers in classical ballet and contemporary dance at the School of American BalletPacific Northwest BalletCentral Pennsylvania Youth BalletChautauqua Institute of DanceBallet School of Stamford, and Greenwich Ballet Academy. She has performed as a principal and prima in several productions all over the world.  She has lived in New York for most of her life and is a native English speaker, only having recently moved back to Tokyo to join the team at Tokyo Physio. Haruno began Pilates and yoga during her years in study for injury prevention and rehabilitation. She became a certified Romana’s Pilates instructor at the True Pilates Studio in New York City under Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Meija- Santo and has been a sought after instructor in New York and more recently in Belgium, working in some of the world’s top pilates studios. She is also a trained and skilled massage therapist, specialising in oil based aromatherapy and remedial massages. Contact us to book a pilates class with Haruno today!


KES_5929as-2362079954-O-221x300 Pia Aizawa

Pia is the ‘glue’ that holds everything together at Tokyo Physio, Massage and Pilates! Pia is a Finish national and has lived in Japan with her Japanese husband and two children for over 25 years. As one would expect from a  Fin, Pia has excellent attention to details, great problem solving skills and will ensure all your interactions with Tokyo Physio are as smooth as possible. She speaks and reads Japanese fluently and can assist you with your insurance claim if needed.

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