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Physical Therapy

Education in Physical Therapy

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Hitoshi Mkabe, PhD, PT
(Department head)
Physical therapy is the art and science of physical treatment by means of therapeutic exercise, instruction, and physical modalities. Physical Therapy provides services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout one's lifespan. 
In Japan in 1963, the first PT program was established in Tokyo – so, the history of Japanese PT education spans 52 years. Now there are more than 249 PT education programs, however 95 (38%) of them are still only bachelor degree programs. 
Our program is one of these bachelor degree courses and the mission of our program is to nurture physical therapists who have excellent ability in both art and science. We have a distinguished faculty which is experienced in teaching, clinical care and research in the whole area of physical therapy. In addition, we are active in international collaboration with several universities including the University of Colorado, Denver. Our program provides you with an opportunity to challenge getting quality physical therapy skills. Our university has established a Masters Course in April, 2004. Our program prepares graduate students with advanced clinical thinking skills and research abilities that are needed to evolve the physical therapy profession.

Resarch projects in the Department of Physical Therapy

We have been studying a wide range of physical therapy fields. One of the main research areas is aging related issues of the motor system, because Japan is the most aged nation in the world and Yamagata is one of most aged prefectures in Japan.
Regarding research interests of individual professors, please refer to the faculty section of our homepage (http://www.yachts.ac.jp/english/pt/). 

Qualifications Granted

 Department of Physical Therapy
1. Bachelor's degree in physical therapy
2. Eligibility requirements for the national examination for physical therapists

 

Stuff

 

●Professor (Department head)

Hitoshi Makabe

●Professor  

(Director of the Library)

Kouji Ihashi

●Professor
 

Hideto Kanzaki

●Professor

Yoshiro Kiyoshige

●Associate Professor

Katsuhiko Suzuki

●Associate Professor

Toshiaki Takahashi
●Associate Professor Shinichi Yomogida ●Lecturer Katsuko Tanno
●Lecturer Tadayoshi Minamisawa ●Lecturer Seiya Akatsuka
●Assistant Professor Tokiko Nagase ●Assistant Professor Tatsuya Nakanowatari

Curriculum

 
First year
 Fundamental Physical Therapy
 Introduction to Physical Therapy
 Clinical Functional Anatomy
 Kinesiology Ⅰ
 Musculoskeletal Conditions
 
 Neurological Conditions
 
 Medical Conditions
 
 Geriatric Disorder
 
 Developmental Disorder
 
 Intervention to Functioning,Disability and Health
 
 Physical Therapy Research
 
 Practical Clinical Education
 Clinical Education Ⅰ
 Current Issues in Physical Therapy
 
 
Second year
 Fundamental Physical Therapy
 Kinesiology Ⅱ
 Kinesiology(Lab)
 Musculoskeletal Examination in Physical Therapy
 Musculoskeletal Examination in Physical Therapy Practicum
 Therapy Practicum
 Therapeutic Exercise
 Physical Modalities
 Musculoskeletal Conditions
 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Ⅰ
 Neurological Conditions
 Physical Therapy Evaluation of Neurological Conditions
 Medical Conditions
 
 Geriatric Disorder
 
 Developmental Disorder
 Physical Therapy in Developmental Disorder Ⅰ
 Intervention to Functioning,Disability and Health
 Intervention for Activities of Daily Living
 Intervention for Activities of Daily Living(Lab)
 Physical Therapy Research
 
 Practical Clinical Education
 
 Current Issues in Physical Therapy
 
 
Third year
 Fundamental Physical Therapy
 Assessment of Physical Therapy
 Physical Modalities(Lab)
 Prosthetics and Orthotics
 Prosthetics and Orthotics(Lab)
 Musculoskeletal Conditions
 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Ⅱ
 Advanced Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions
 Neurological Conditions
 Neurological Physical Therapy Ⅰ
 Neurological Physical Therapy Ⅱ
 Medical Conditions
 Physical Therapy in Medical Conditions Ⅰ
 Physical Therapy in Medical Conditions Ⅱ
 Advanced Physical Therapy in Medical Conditions
 Geriatric Disorder
 Physical Therapy in Geriatric Disorder
 Advanced Physical Therapy in Geriatric Disorder
 Developmental Disorder
 Physical Therapy in Developmental Disorder Ⅱ
 Intervention to Functioning,Disability and Health
 Community Based Rehabilitation
 Physical Therapy Research
 Physical Therapy Research Methodology
 Practice of Physical Therapy Research Methodology
 Practical Clinical Education
 Clinical Education Ⅱ
 Current Issues in Physical Therapy
 Manual Intervention In Physical Therapy Ⅰ
 Manual Intervention In Physical Therapy Ⅱ
 Biomechanical Measurement Techniques
 
Fourth year
 Fundamental Physical Therapy
 Physical Therapy Service Management
 Musculoskeletal Conditions
 
 Neurological Conditions
 Advanced Physical Therapy in Neurological Conditions
 Medical Conditions
 
 Geriatric Disorder
 
 Developmental Disorder
 Advanced Physical Therapy in Developmental Disorder
 Intervention to Functioning,Disability and Health
 Physical Therapy in Community Based Rehabilitation
 Physical Therapy Research
 Physical Therapy Graduation Thesis
 Practical Clinical Education
 Clinical Education Ⅲ
 Clinical Education Ⅳ
 Current Issues in Physical Therapy
 Current Issues in Physical Therapy