Our therapist is specialized in analyzing your movement pattern and physical dysfunction. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) are often used in this assessment. Identifying your functional limitations or asymmetries is key to improve your potential. Just performing a exercise program given to everyone does not maximize your performance. Through FMS and SFMA we can address your dysfunction and to create your individualized training program. It is also true that knowing your body is the best way to prevent from injuries.
We are certified in golf specific training and rehabilitation by Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and a Level III Medical Professional as well as Level II Jonior Professional.
Dr. Takada has extensively worked with all levels of golfers including PGA, LPGA and JPGA professional golfers. Yohei is a competitive golfer as well, participating in MGA events and LIGA events. Yohei believe it is important to perceive golf from multiple viewpoints including those as a participant. In this way, it is easy to figure out what you feel, what your problem is, and how to fix it.
We analyze golf swing from two points of view: that of a physical therapist and that a trainer. Golf swing should be developed around your physical capability. You might take a golf lesson, hoping you can swing like a professional golfer. But you might struggle. Here is an answer for that. You may have physical limitation (joint restriction, muscle tightness/weakness, poor core stability etc.) that inhibits you from achieving the golf swing. How hard your brain attempts to command to your body to make a favorable golf swing, it does not matter. The brain cannot overcome your physical limitation to change your habitual golf swing. And your bad habit maybe due to a compensatory movement from underlying your physical limitation. Therefore only way you can improve your swing is by getting rid of the physical limitation/dysfunction and improving your physical capability. When your physical limitation/dysfunction is improved combined with a good instruction from a golf pro, you will see dramatic improvement in your goals swing. We will help you find your physical problems and guide you how to improve them. This will also be key for rehabilitation process from golf injuries and will help to prevent further injuries.
Are you an efficient runner?
Everyone should agree that running is whole body activities, right? It means in order to improve your running performance, you should assess and address your whole body. Unfortunately in our experience a runner always focus on the lower extremity such as hip, knee, and foot. No one comes to our clinic to say I need to improve my vital capacity of the lung (the volume of air during exhalation after the deepest inhalation) to improve my oxygenation of the body. But this function is also important to improve your running performance. We use FMT assessment, FMS, and SFMA, to assess your body as a whole and address the dysfunction in your system. You should feel your running become easier and more efficient after the program.
Running technique also plays an important role in sustainable speed and injury prevention. But the technique is never be able to overcome your functional dysfunctions, such as joint restriction, muscle adhesion, weak link, etc. You should first address your dysfunction in your system, then your new technique will be more effective.
Please read Running with FMT article by Dr. Mike Binet
Performing artists are elite athletes. The level of muscular control and coordination they require is extraordinary. Working with each artist to understand their functional needs is key to improve their performance and to create their plan of care during rehabilitation.
Musician requires the highest level of fine motor control and coordination, as well as endurance. Their performance is supported by their amazing physical foundation. For example, a flute player requires a strong core stability to hold the flute in the place without tensing up the shoulder and forearm. This relaxed shoulder/arm supported by strong core is important to achieve the finest motor control of your finger. The rib mobility, functional diaphragm, and functional TMJ (jaw/lip) are key to make beautiful sound and melody. If there is an impairment in these structures, your performance may be limited. Also you may be prone to repetitive injuries.
This concept is very important during rehabilitation when they are injured. Understanding how their injury or movement deficit impacts their ability to perform is critical in designing and progressing individual rehabilitation program.
Behind their extraordinal performance, dancers must have an incredible foundation of flexibility and core stability, as well as strength. Your motor control, kinesthetic awareness, explosiveness, and agility are developed over these foundations. Your performance will be affected if these foundations are lost. Also, you may have increased risk of injuries because the weak link in your system makes compensatory motion.
Our expertise in FMT (Functional Manual Therapy) allows us to find out your weakness in your system and to improve them. In this way, we can help you to achieve your desired performance level.
In order to make magical voice, singers have to have functional rib and thoracic function, as well as efficient vocal cord and Jaw (TMJ). And of course, your lumbar spine/thoracic spine mobility and core stability can play a major role in posture, breathing and endurance.
Singers can diminish their performance if any of above functions is impaired. FMT (Functional Manual Therapy) approach is able to assess your system, to find out the issues, and to improve them in order to maximize your performance.