Graduate School of Health Sciences

Health Sciences(Master’s Course)

Department of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Science

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Science is a clinical application science where research targets various human disabilities and persons with those disabilities. This field is based on physical therapy and occupational therapy. Along with analyzing human movements, mental and daily life activities, and abnormalities from the viewpoint of disorder prevention, evaluation and handling of physical and occupational therapy for the purpose of recovery of motor and mental disabilities and the improvement of life activities are carried out in light of precedent case studies, as well as considering the analysis methods of clinical decision-making in the process.
 The Master’s Course aims at training co-medical staff workers who can exercise leadership in the field and play a leading role, through education and research in Comprehensive Rehabilitation Science developed by faculty education.

Preliminary Consultation
Applicants must contact the faculty member in charge via telephone or email to discuss their academic and research goals before filing an application. If the faculty member in charge is unavailable, please contact our Academic Affairs Group at +81-172-39-5911 or jm5911@hirosaki-u.ac.jp


Advisors
Research Themes
Saichi Wakayama, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5982
swaka@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Physical therapy education, particularly the clinical reasoning process, clinical practice and lifelong education
○Physical therapy evaluation and treatment in nervous system disorders
○Rehabilitation after radiation exposure
Akira Ishikawa, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5978
a_ishi@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Cardiorespiratory response and autonomic nerve activity during low to moderate intensity exercise
○Physical disability evaluation in patients with cardiopulmonary disease, renal disease and muscular dystrophy
○Prevention of occupational low back pain in nursing care workers
Junko Yamada, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5985
jyamada@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Neurophysiological analysis of sex differences in the brain and the mind
○Development of a new rehabilitation program based on neuroplasticity
○Role of GABAA receptor-mediated signaling in physiology and pathology
○Effect of radiation exposure on the brain
Atsushi Oda, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5979
atusioda@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Correlation between foot function and motor performance
○Practical research of insole therapy for foot and lower extremity impairments
○Evaluation and treatment of sports impairments through physical therapy
○Clinical research of postural change consequent upon kinetic chain
Kazumaru Wada, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5986
kw@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Clinical and psychosocial aspects of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
○Clinical course and prognosis of patients with epilepsy
Takao Osanai, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5989
osanai@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○QOL improvement for mental patients
○Promotion of social participation for mental patients
○Depression of patients after stroke
○Community life support for elderly persons with cognitive disorder
Takuhiko Kato,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5937
takuhiko@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Social psychiatric aspects of persons with mental disorder
○Ability of persons with mental disorder to perform tasks
○Social skills of persons with mental disorder
Akiyoshi Takami,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5976
a-takami@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Gait assessment after stroke and research on gait therapy for stroke
○Risk management of stroke
○Stroke assessment scale
○General clinical assessment scale
Eiki Tsushima,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5980
pteiki@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Motion analysis of patients with musculoskeletal disorders
○Electromyography analysis of motion
○Epidemiology and biostatistics for physical therapy research
Hideki Yoshida,
Associate Professor
Tel: +81-172-39-5975
ptyoshi@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Use of physiological and kinesiological indicators to provide evidence for the effectiveness of electrophysical and isothermal agents (EPAs) and therapeutic exercise
○Effectiveness of combined or simultaneous use of EPAs and therapeutic exercise
○Application of EPAs to psychosomatic health promotion
○Physical therapy (evaluation and treatment) for the elderly and patients with central nervous system disorders such as stroke
Yuichi Hirakawa, Lecturer Tel: +81-172-39-5988
yhira@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Motion analysis of activities of daily living, and research of occupational therapy using motion analysis
○Development of assistive technology
○Epidemiological research on health promotion and preventive long-term care for community residents
Hidefumi Kamitani, Lecturer Tel: +81-172-39-5987
kamihide@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Analysis of activities of daily living for physical disabilities
○Development of assistive technology
○Epidemiological research on preventive care for community residents
Shuhei Koeda, Lecturer Tel: +81-172-39-5987
kamihide@hirosaki-u.ac.jp
○Hand and gross motor dysfunction of children with developmental disorders
○Clinical research of neuropsychiatry for elderly persons
○Clinical research of occupational therapy for orthopedics disease patients


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