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The Team

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Meet The Team

All the staff at Tokyo Physio are highly trained professionals fully committed to our patients’ health. We pride ourselves in offering latest injury management techniques to ensure that your experience with us is smooth and seamless, from first contact to last appointment. Our therapists are all highly trained with degrees in physiotherapy from leading universities in the field.

Jacob Monk

Australian raised and trained, Jacob has a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University in Victoria and is currently studying for his postgraduate Masters in Sports Physiotherapy.

Having worked in private practice in Australia, he has become adept at treating Olympic and national level runners, basketballers and footballers. With a wealth of experience in lower limb injuries, his special interest is treating hip and groin pain, acute knee pain, ACL injuries and acute ankle and hamstring injuries. A keen runner himself, Jacob conducts running biomechanical assessments for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

With extensive experience in dry needling, he is also a certified level 1 strength and conditioning coach enabling him to create detailed rehabilitation programs. Other ailments Jacob reguarily sees include headaches, shoulder and low back pain and overuse injuries. Jacob loves surfing, running and has trained and competed in several martial arts including muay thai and karate.

Glenn Fayers

Glenn has been working with Asia Physio since 2013 and has since worked across multiple branches, now living and working back in Tokyo Physio. He completed his Physiotherapy degree in the University of Huddersfield (UK) in 2008, going on to add a post-graduate certification in Spinal Manual Therapy in 2012. He also gained his qualification in bike fitting in 2017.

Glenn has a special interest in the role of muscle imbalances in both injury treatment and prevention, and has had great success in treating chronic and acute conditions with hands-on and exercise therapy. Understanding pain and the science behind it is a new passion, which is ideal for those with persistent pain who are struggling to find answers elsewhere. 

A keen sportsman himself, Glenn plays football regularly and is a keen runner, but has also competed in multiple other sports. From this experience he knows how frustrating injuries can be, but also he knows the specific techniques needed in a wide variety of sports to return to play as quick as possible, and importantly, stay injury free.

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Haruno Yamazaki

Haruno was born and raised in the USA and is a former top level ballet dancer and an expert Pilates instructor. She is a certified True Pilates instructor and sports massage therapist.

Sachiko Kono

Sachiko is a well established sports and remedial massage therapist. Providing sports massage for many professional teams including the Australian Wallabies, Waratahs and Brumbies, she is a favourite among Tokyo’s athletic communities.

Pia Aizawa

Pia is the ‘glue’ that holds everything together at our Tokyo clinic. Pia is a Finnish national having lived in Japan with her Japanese husband and two children for over 25 years. Her excellent attention to detail ensure that your visit will be hassle free. With fluent Japanese, Pia can assist with your insurance claim if needed.

Vanessa Colless

Vanessa has a degree in Medical Science and Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. As co-founder of Asia Physio she has worked in Japan and Tokyo for over 17 years, earning her excellent reputation as an accomplished physiotherapist. She is experienced in all areas of women’s health and also performs running biomechanical assessments.

Bevan Colless

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. Having worked in our ski-resort clinics for over a decade, he has a special interest in acute knee injuries. Bevan lectures across Asia to physiotherapists and runners, focusing on the latest developments in running injuries, snow-sports injuries, cycling injuries and bike fitting. He is a certified Running Injury Specialist by The Running Clinic and also a F.I.S.T. certified bike fitter. Having completed more than 15 Ironman distance triathlons he is also a certified Level 1 Triathlon Coach by Triathlon Australia.

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