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Area of Expertise
Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Physiotherapy, Anti-Ageing
9-8 Sarugakuchō, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150 – 0033
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00a.m. – 01:00p.m.
03:00p.m. – 08:00p.m.
By appointment only
All Medical Insurance, including Japanese Health Insurance (NHI)
Visa, Masters, Diners, AMEX and cash
Dr. Kakuko had dreamed of becoming a doctor since she was in high school. As a teen, she played tennis and handball, and at that time unfortunately suffered from a sports injury to her ankle. It was this experience that prompted her to make sports medicine her specialty in medical school. She acquired her medical license in 1992 from Yokohama City University, School of Medicine. Upon graduating, she began her MD and PhD training in Orthopedics, to become an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kakuko continued her training and surgery for more than 10 years and became an expert in her field.
With her unique background and skill she began working for the chief doctor of the orthopedic department of a general hospital and simultaneously was chosen to become the team doctor for the Japanese national Speed Skating team. She has traveled with the team to Norway, the Netherlands, Canada, the US and other countries. After that she became the offshore doctor of the Japan Delegation for the Olympics Committee and has been working at the Japan Institute of Sports Science (JISS) since 2009.
Equipment & Devices
Ultrasound, X-Ray, INDIBA® activ, Power Plate, Isoforce, InBody720 Body Composition Analyzer
Dr. Kakuko Nakamura, MD PhD
Certified physician, medical specialist, and other certifications:
Certified orthopedic surgeon, Japanese Orthopedic Association (reg. no. 113613)
Certified sports physician, Japanese Orthopedic Association (reg. no. 6728)
Certified sports physician, Japan Sports Association (reg. no. 2004033)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA Japan (reg. no. 20554060)
Physician, Japan Olympic Committee; JOC Support Staff Member, Information Expert Panel
Medical Science Reinforcement Staff, Japan Skating Federation (to March 2012)
Anti-Doping Council Member for Medical Sciences, Japan Gymnastic Association
Anti-Doping Council Member for Medical Sciences, Tochigi Gymnastics Association
Academic Society Affiliations:
Member, Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine
Member, Japanese Orthopedic Association
Member, Sports Medicine Council, Japanese Orthopedic Association
Member, Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
Dr. Kakuko is also a best selling author with her book “Otona no Rajio Taiso” series (Radio Exercise Program for Adults), having sold nearly one million copies. She regularly appears on television to promote proper exercise and healthy living.
With all this experience and lack of preventive sports medicine and anti-aging clinics in Japan, she decided to open her own in Tokyo in April 2014. The main focus of her clinic is on the importance of correctly moving your body to prevent injury and deter joint and spinal diseases.
It is rare in Japan to find a sports medicine clinic staffed with a doctor and the various experts needed for the complete diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries. Dr. Kakuko Sports Clinic in Daikanyama currently has ten staff members. In addition to Dr. Kakuko, an orthopedist with the capability to medically diagnosis patients and prescribe and dispense the required pharmaceuticals at the clinic, there are two full time physiotherapists, three part-time physiotherapists, a bone specialist, a Pilates & Gyrokinesis instructor, an acupuncturist, a nutritionist and the receptionist. Dr. Kakuko meets with all of her patients to determine what of the appropriate therapy and then sends them to the right specialists for treatment. If surgery is required, the clinic will arrange for highly qualified professionals in an affiliated hospital.
The clinic has ultrasound and x-ray machines as well as other medical equipment to assess the status and progress for each patient and provide state-of-the-art therapy. Her team uses expert training equipment like Power Plate and Pilates Reformers along with dumbbells, exercise balls and other props for the stretching and building of muscles. She focuses a lot of her energy with patients on the importance of healthy living, which includes a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Dr. Kakuko Sports Clinic in Daikanyama treats patients from various countries including Canada, the US and Hong Kong and the staff speak English, making it easy for all to benefit from their services.
- This clinic allows you to make reservations to secure your time slot and therapist.
- The reservation fee is ¥1000 and, unlike the medical treatment, is not covered by Japanese Health Insurance.
- It is possible to take a reservation from the second and subsequent rehabilitation.
- Rehabilitation outside reservation is also possible, but it may depend on the reservation situation and therapist availability.
- If you do not contact the clinic and you are late, it may be treated as cancellation.
9-8 Sarugakuchō, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150 – 0033