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Nami Osakabe, BA(Kin), MSc(Kin), MSc(PT)

Biography

Nami Osakabe is a physiotherapist with the Sports Health team at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Ms. Osakabe provides assessments, education and treatments to patients to help them recover from physical ailments resulting from injury, posture, illness, aging or disease. Ms. Osakabe is able to address a variety of conditions resulting from sprains, back pain, arthritis, posture problems and reduced mobility as well as rehabilitation following surgery and sports injuries. To address musculoskeletal health issues, Ms. OsakabeĀ uses a variety of treatment techniques including manual therapy and electroacupuncture.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ms. Osakabe earned an Honours Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology at York University. Passionate about sports health, she continued to complete two graduate degrees; a Master of Sciences in Physical Therapy from McMaster University, and a Master of Sciences in Kinesiology from York University.

Ms. Osakabe has experience using evidence-based therapies to address a wide variety of injuries at orthopaedic therapy clinics, critical care units, cardiac and neurological rehabilitation clinics in addition to practicing at major academic and teaching hospitals, including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Bridgepoint Health. Furthermore, Ms. Osakabe has worked with elite athletes with the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Combines and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Her research has been featured in The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada.

An avid enthusiast of fitness, she enjoys practicing yoga and running. Ms. Osakabe has completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.

Education/Training

Master of Sciences
McMaster University
Physical Therapy
Hamilton, ON
Master of Sciences
York University
Kinesiology
Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Sciences
York University
Kinesiology
Toronto, ON

Certifications

McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals
Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification, Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI)

  • Advanced Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification Program
  • Foot and Ankle Complex
  • Soft Tissue Release Symposium

Skills-in-hand: Foundations in Functional Assessment
Northeast seminars: Advanced shoulder and knee course
CPA Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 1 Manual Therapy
Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
Certified Kinesiologist, Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA)

Specialty Interests

Sports injuries
Shoulder injuries
Knee and ankle injuries
Low back pain

Awards and Honours

Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary Outstanding Achievement Award, McMaster University 2013

Professional Memberships

Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Ontario Physiotherapy Association