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Vibram Five Fingers: The End of Minimalism?

Written on Aug 7th, 2014. Posted in Latest News

For those interested in running no doubt you would have come across news of the Class-action lawsuit against Vibram Five Fingers that was settled back in May. Since then those who had long scoffed at the shift away from big bulky running shoes, have been trumpeting that “Finally the minimalist movement is exposed for the […]

Is Imaging Overused?

Written on Jun 4th, 2014. Posted in Latest News

Like any responsible clinic owner, I occasionally Google our clinic name, to see what the search returns. A few years ago I found a bad review on an athlete’s blog. The review (which was later removed) was along the lines of “I went to Tokyo Physio for my heel pain. The therapist spoke with me […]

How to choose a running shoe

Written on Oct 16th, 2013. Posted in Latest News

Over the past 20 years the method of choosing a running shoe has broken down as as follows: Have someone tell you if you are pronated or neutral Choose a shoe to match your foot type – supportive (pronation control) or neutral But recently studies have been published to show that ‘correct’ prescription of running […]

The Heel Strikes Back!

Written on May 25th, 2013. Posted in Latest News

Clients of Tokyo Physio and those unfortunate enough to have shared a dinner party with us when the topic arises will know that we are very passionate and opinionated when it comes to running. It is an exciting time in the sport as long held beliefs have been challenged and participation numbers skyrocketing. The main […]

An ACL Game Changer

Written on Mar 18th, 2013. Posted in Latest News

Working in a ski side physiotherapy clinic without a medical centre, you end up talking about ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) a lot. In fact, once we are able to confirm the ACL rupture with clinical tests, I’ve got my speech  down-pat – press play on the tape recording (now mp3 player?) in my brain and […]

Ironman Japan Moves to Hokkaido

Written on Jan 23rd, 2013. Posted in Latest News

The word is out – after two years absence Ironman Japan is to return and it’s new home is Hokkaido. Niseko Multisport is a Hokkaido based triathlon coaching and camp operating company that has also posted information on the race and the area. The race will be on August 31, making it the last race […]

Mara Yamauchi Retires

Written on Jan 23rd, 2013. Posted in Latest News

The news broke yesterday via Mara Yamauchi’s blog that she has decided to retire from elite distance running. Mara was a regular patient at Tokyo Physio over the last few years, seeing the physiotherapists and massage therapist for treatment on a range of problems. We worked closely with the UK elite athlete medical team in […]

Simple Tips to Beat Back Pain

Written on Jan 23rd, 2013. Posted in Latest News

Beat Back Pain with these simple tips from Tokyo Physio In our clinics we see a wide range of patients with all manner of pain and injury – however a large part of our work is centred on dealing with low back pain. Here are some simple tips on overcoming and preventing back pain that […]

Running Shoes & Running Stores

Written on Dec 1st, 2012. Posted in Latest News

WHENEVER I return back home to Australia one of the first things I do is head into some running shoe stores, (after I buy a collection of Bonds underpants and eat some Moreton Bay Bugs). Aside from enjoying the thrill of being in a store that actually has shoes in my size, I am always eager […]

Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Written on Nov 29th, 2012. Posted in Latest News

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 risk of a sharp down turn in our February –April […]

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