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, illness, aging or disease. Ms. Osakabe addresses musculoskeletal health issues using manual therapy techniques in combination with exercises in order to treat conditions. These conditions include sprains, back pain, arthritis, posture problems, reduced mobility as well as rehabilitation following surgery and sports injuries.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ms. Osakabe earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University. Passionate about sports health, she continued to complete two graduate degrees; a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University, and a Masters of Science 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 swimming, practicing yoga and has completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.
Master of Science, Physical Therapy - McMaster University
Master of Science, Kinesiology - York University
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Kinesiology - York University
Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification, Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI)
Level 1 Manual Therapy, CPA Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
Certified Kinesiologist, Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA)
Low back pain
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopaedic Division)
Ontario Physiotherapy Association