Motoki Kuzuyama is the managing director at Mobile Physio with a passion for physiotherapy and patient centered care.
Motoki decided to pursue his career in physiotherapy and rehabilitation when he injured his own knee while playing soccer at high school.
Upon completion of his studies in 2006, Motoki joined the team at Funabashi Orthopaedic hospital in Chiba prefecture, Japan as a physiotherapist and worked closely with a wide range of patients from professional soccer athletes to geriatric patients suffering from orthopedic conditions.
On the side, Motoki also worked as a sports trainer for Narashino high school soccer team (Premier League), kickstarting his career in sports, which remains his strong passion up to this day.
In his role as a sports trainer, Motoki was involved in taping to prevent injuries and performed sports massage to aid in athlete’s recovery. As well as this, he directed the team’s strength and conditioning training to enhance athlete’s performance and prevent injuries.
It was Motoki’s keen interest in research that motivated his move to Australia to complete his masters at Canberra University.
Currently, in 2022, Motoki is one of very few physiotherapists in Australia who is accredited in both Japan and Australia to work as a physiotherapist.
Motoki was also the first Japanese student to graduate from Canberra University with a Master’s degree.
Today, Motoki works in Brisbane specialising in the field of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.
Motoki is also active in the field of research having published 12 academic research papers so far. He lives a busy schedule lecturing at universities in Japan and performing seminars. This makes Motoki a well-versed therapist who is always up to date on the current and latest research.
Motoki has a strong passion for soccer, having been involved in the sport from a young age. Since moving to Australia he has joined semi-professional soccer teams such as UQFC, UC Pumas as well as Mt Gravatt Hawks. To this day, Motoki is heavily involved in the field, working as a trainer for the club as well as competing in games.
During his off season, Motoki enjoys running marathons, playing golf, snowboarding, and riding bikes. One of Motoki’s biggest achievements in the field of sport was completing a marathon in 3 hours 28 minutes. Motoki is a very competitive athlete who is focused on achievement and works hard towards his goals. This makes Motoki an exceptional athlete as well as a sports physiotherapist as he is well versed in various sports and has a love for movement and exercise.
Motoki’s lifelong passion for research, sports, and exercise enables him to provide exceptional care for every patient that walks through the door, young or old, athlete or non-athlete.
Japanese Physical Therapy Association（Japanese）
11th EFORT Annual Congress Madrid (Spain)
Our motto is to perform thorough evaluation; explain the pathophysiology of the injury/condition drawing from our knowledge of functional anatomy; and to perform effective treatments to help meet our patient’s goals.
Every treatment, exercise, advice and education provided is individualized to your specific condition and needs. We help you build and maintain a body that allows you to enjoy the activities that are meaningful to you.
At mobile physio, we take pride in utilising multimodal and evidence-based approach to treatment; combining western dry needling, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, contrast therapy and hot and cold therapy with exercise-based intervention and manual therapy to reduce pain and increase function. Manual therapy can involve pain free joint mobilization as well as soft and deep tissue massage.
To increase the effectiveness of in-clinic interventions, we provide with home exercise program which often involving strengthening and stretching exercises that are specific for the problems experienced by the patient.
|1999-2002||Narashino High School|
|2003-2006||International University of Health and Welfare Tochigi, Japan|
Bachelor’s Degree of Physical Therapy
|2006-2009||Funabashi Orthopedic Hospital|
|2009-2013||Funabashi Orthopedic Nishifuna Clinic Chiba, Japan|
|2014||Aoinosono Midoriku Geriatric Health Services Facility Chiba, Japan|
|2015-2017||University of Canberra Master of Physiotherapy|
|2017-Current||PhysioWorks Bulimba / Mansfield（All Sports Group）, Senior Physiotherapis|
Moto Mobile Physio Director
|2020-||Physiotrack (Exercise app for UK):Translator|
REHASAKU(exercises IT company) : Translator, Researcher
- 2007-2010 Narashino High School Soccer Club (U18 Premier league in Chiba Prefecture, Japan)
- 2009-2013 Kashiwa Soccer club (Premier league in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- 2010 Soccer Nathinal Sports festival Medical Support, Japan
- 2010 Soccer disabled National competition Medical support, Japan
- 2016-2017 Canberra UC pumas Sports Trainer
- 2020 Tokyo Olympic Beach Volleyball Medical support, Japan
|2007||Analysis of Joint Moment During Sit to Stand with Handrail, (Japanese, English Abstract), Society of Physical Therapy Science|
|2007||Incidence of shoulder injury of baseball shoulder (Japanese), The Journal of Chiba Sports Medicine|
|2008||Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture (Jones fracture), (apanese, English Abstract) The Journal of Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine|
|2011||Clinical management of Meniscus injury, (Japanese), Journal of Physical Therapy|
|2011||Prevalence and Incidence of Meniscal injury, (Japanese), Japanese Journal of Society of Clinical Sports Medicine|
|2012||Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture (Jones fracture), (Japanese), Japanese Orthopedic Society of Knee and Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine|
|2013||Effect of peroneus exercise on plantar pressure of the proximal fifth metatarsal, (Japanese, English Abstract), Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics|
|2019||Characteristics of plantar pressure distribution in elite male soccer players with or without history of proximal fifth metatarsal fracture: a case-control study (Award: The best research paper), Journal of Physical Therapy Science.|
|2020||Physiotherapy in Australia and post graduate education, Manual Therapy (Japanese)|
|2020||Physical Therapy Science, Physiotherapy Practice in Australia|
|2021||Meniscus Injury management (Japanese), Physical Therapy Japan|
|2021||Incidence of spinal instability among patients with discogenic low back pain with different backgrounds (English), Journal of Physical Therapy Science.|
|2006||Society of Physical Therapy Science Conference :|
“Analysis of Joint Moment During Sit to Stand with Handrail”
|2007||36th Chiba Sports Medicine Congress:|
“Incidence of shoulder injury of baseball shoulder Japanese”
|2008||19th Society of Clinical Sports Medicine conference:|
“Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture”
|2009||45th Physical Therapy Congress Japan:|
“Triceps activities in Baseball players”
|2010||11th EFORT Annual Congress Madrid (Spain): |
The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT),
Award Presentation: “Quantitative evaluation of the planter pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture（Jones Fracture）”
|2010||15th Chiba Physical Therapy Congress:|
“Triceps activities in different shoulder positions”
|2011||12th EFORT Annual Congress Copenhagen (Denmark):|
“Quantitative evaluation of plantar pressure regarding the effect of hindfoot alignment correction”
|2012||13th EFORT Annual Congress Berlin(Germany) :|
“Effect of peroneus exercise on plantar pressure of the proximal fifth metatarsal”
|2012||Japan-Korea Sports Orthopedic Congress Soul(South Korea): |
“Evaluation of peroneus muscle exercises on football players using planter pressure analysis”
|2012||22th Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine:|
|2013||40th Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics:|
“Effect of peroneus exercise on plantar pressure of the proximal fifth metatarsal”
|2013||48th Physical Therapy Japan Congress:|
“Center of Pressure in walking after ankle sprain”
|2020||Physical Therapy Science Congress:|
“Physiotherapy in Australia”
University Lecture / Seminars / Others
|2017||Ryogoku Gakuen Rehabilitation College: Evidenced Based Practice|
|2018||Funabashi Orthopedic Hospital: Lecturer|
|2019||International University of Health and Welfare: Lecturer|
|2019||Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences: Lecturer|
|2019||Saitama Medical University: Lecturer|
|2019||Uekusa Gakuen University: Lecturer|
|2019||Sato Orthopedic Clinic: Adviser, Lecturer|
|2020-||Encounter Online seminar : Lecturer|
* Evidence Based Practice in Australia – How to manage knee OA –
* How to search high quality research paper for physiotherapy practice
* Evidence Based Practice in Australia – How to manage ankle sprain –
|2020-||Online Master: Lecturer|
|2020||Brisbane Seinendan Inc: Exercises and Mental Health|
– Maintaining well-being during COVID-19 –
|2021||Wahaha Brisbane: |
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Support Project
“Physical dysfunction related to social isolation due to COVID-19 and Falls prevention”