FuncPhysio Cup 2019: ファンクフィジオカップ（令和元年）
Dr. Yoshi Fujii, PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT
Yoshi graduated from California State University of Fresno (CSUF) with his Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree in 2008. He started working part-time in an outpatient orthopedic clinic, and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2009 through a joint DPT program at CSUF and University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Yoshi went on to become a Certificated Function Manual Therapist™ (CFMT) with honors from the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) in 2013. He is 1 of 3 therapists (along with Brent Yamashita and Taiji Matsumoto), who helped establish IPA Japan in 2010.
Currently, Yoshi travels to Japan a 1-2 times per year for courses, and assists in both teaching and interpretation. From 2015-2016, he spent 1 year working in New Delhi, India at Vardan, an IPA partner clinic. While in India, he treated complex patients and provided training and mentoring for Indian physical therapists.
After returning to the United States in mid-2016, Yoshi participated in a year-long fellowship program through the IPA in Steamboat Springs, CO, receiving 1-on-1 mentoring from IPA co-founder Gregg Johnson throughout his time there. He was acknowledged as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2018.
Yoshi enjoys sports and the outdoors, and was a competitive professional athlete at one point. He applies his knowledge and experience in sports along with his physical therapy skills to treat his patients for their specific function.