Nerima-ku, Tokyo | U.S. Certified Doctor of Chiropractic | Active Release Techniques

Advanced Healthcare Center Abe Ikuko Chiropractic

Japanese / English

About Our Center

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This center provides you with the collaborative treatments of two masters: an expert holding his Judo therapist national license since 1979 and a doctor, one of the very few female doctors in Japan holding a Doctor of Chiropractic national license from the United States of America.

We are neuro-musculo-skeletal professionals who treat without drugs or surgery. Instead, we offer manual therapy (with our hands), safe and effective rehabilitative exercises, and various physical therapy modalities. The human body has a powerful ability to heal.

Our treatment objective is not only to diminish the pain you are experiencing but also to unlock your body's natural ability to heal and function optimally.

This is the key to recovery and injury prevention. We address both the symptoms and the causes of those symptoms and dysfunctions of your joints, muscles and nervous system. In this way we are able to correct those dysfunctions and prevent them from reoccurring.

We also place emphasis on active rehabilitative care and patient education in order to avoid further tissue damage. It is crucial for a patient to lean how to take care of ones own health. The ultimate purpose of our healthcare is to return patient to their daily activities such as works, hobbies and sports so they can be enjoyed as soon as possible.

What is Chiropractic?

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In many countries nowadays Chiropractic is one of the mainstream healthcare providers. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained in a high standard program in an accredited Chiropractic college or university for 4-5 years after 3-4 years of strong science background in undergraduate and have to pass all four national board examinations and a state board examination. In North America, Chiropractic is one of the “Three Doctors” (Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy and Doctor of Chiropractic) to provide primary care.

The history of Chiropractic began in 1895 when Daniel David Palmer of Iowa performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who then mentioned a few days later to Palmer that his hearing seemed better. The origin of the word "Chiropractic" is from Greek, "Chiro" means hand and "practico" means to perform treatment.

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About Us

Masamichi Fujii (Judo Therapist)

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Licensed since 1979, Masamichi Fujii has a wealth of clinical experience. He has been practicing Judo at the world renowned dojo, Kodo-kan in Tokyo since childhood and has achieved 7 dan (7 degree in black belt). At his current age, he still has a love for sports and teaching Judo. His specialties are low back pain, hip and knee problems. Masamichi Fujii has never had to rely on advertising his art since his reputation has been spread out only by word of mouth of his patients he has helped.

Licensed Judo Therapist :

Judo Therapy is known as an osteopathic medicine or traditionally known as "bonesetting" in Japan. Since the beginning of the 17th century, Judo instructors (masters) have provided first-aid and care for various acute Judo injuries. Judo Therapists have treatment techniques for various closed fractures, dislocations, sprains, and strains and also are able to perform evaluation, reduction, immobilization, and rehabilitation techniques for those conditions.

A Judo therapist holds a national license that grants the ability to treat injuries to bones, joints, muscles and other soft tissues through the conservative therapy (without operation) based on Japanese traditional medicine or Judo therapy skills (which have been utilized and trusted by people for many centuries) and Western medical knowledge.

Dr. Ikuko Abe D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)

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Dr. Ikuko Abe is one of the few female chiropractors in Japan who has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an internationally accredited Chiropractic university and is licensed in the United States of America. Also she is the ART (Active Release Techniques) full-body certified provider with Active Diagnosis (SFMA) and Nerve Entrapment certifications as well.

She majored in Psychology as an undergraduate and then began her Chiropractic studies in the United States, where Chiropractic has gained a powerful role in healthcare for the American public. She graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has experiences of working at the University Health Centers in Whittier and Pasadena, California, California State University Los Angeles Student Clinic, California State University Northridge Student Clinic, California State University Northridge Rehabilitation Center, La Habra Help for Brain Injured Children Center, and the Uchida Chiropractic Office in California.

Dr.Abe is fluent in English. Please feel free to call.

She also gained valuable experience by volunteering her services as a Chiropractic team member for participants of the San Diego Breast Cancer Walk, many cyclists (1600 participants) for the AIDS Life Cycle, and patients at the "Corason" facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

Besides practicing chiropractic, she lectured biomechanics in Murdoch University, an Australian state's university from 2008-2010.

Dr.Abe is fluent in English. Please feel free to call.

Publishings :

  • Japanese translation of "Active Release Techniques: Soft Tissue Management System For Nerve Entrapments" P Michael Leahy, Active Release Techniques, LLC, 2017.
  • Japanese translation of "Active Release Techniques: Soft Tissue Management System For The Spine-2nd Edition" P Michael Leahy, Active Release Techniques, LLC, 2008.
  • Japanese translation of "Active Release Techniques: Soft Tissue Management System For The Upper Extremity-2nd Edition" P Michael Leahy, Active Release Techniques, LLC, 2008.
  • Japanese translation of "Active Release Techniques: Soft Tissue Management System For The Lower Extremity-2nd Edition" P Michael Leahy, Active Release Techniques, LLC, 2008.
  • Japanese translation of "The Aging Body: Conservative Management of Common Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions" Morgenthal and Bougie, Enterprise Publishing Co., Tokyo, 2004 January.
  • Article "Sarcopenia Due to Aging and its preventative Exercises", Manipulation Vol.72, Enterprise Publishing Co.,Tokyo 2004
  • Article "Chiropractic Approach To Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD)", Manipulation No.76, Enterprise Publishing Co., Tokyo 2005.

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