Miwako Ishii
Tokyo, Japan

Miwako Ishii graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan College in 1994 and started her professional career as a physiotherapist at Eisei clinic in Tokyo. She worked in the field of orthopedics for 10 years, mostly patients with spinal disorders. She put her energy into researching 3D motion analysis of those patients and in 2005 received a master’s degree in Health Science from International University of Health and Welfare in Japan. She noticed that many of her female patients with lumobpelvic pain  also experienced urinary leakage, pelvic organ prolapse and/or constipation. Her journey and interest in women’s health care started from there. In order to further her career, Miwako moved to PhysioCenter, and in 2009 she founded Physiolink, a private practice, in Tokyo. She has completed the Series of the Integrated Systems Model approach, vascular drainage technique (DVTM by Jack de Mica) and visceral manipulation (VM1-4 with Barral Institute). Miwako enjoys assisting and encouraging people and their lives through her work. Particularly, she recently is passionate about treating women who have concerns in their bodies.

Note from Diane: Miwako has hosted my courses in Japan for over 10 years and continues to provide opportunities for Japanese physiotherapists to learn and understand the Integrated Systems Model.  It is always a pleasure to teach for Miwako and Physiolink and have her capable assistance both in Japan and abroad.



1994年東京都立医療技術短期大学を卒業.東京の永生クリニックに10年間勤務し、主に骨関節系の理学療法に従事した.特に脊柱の障害の症例を多く担当した経験から脊柱の動作解析の研究に取り組み、2005年国際医療福祉大学大学院福祉援助工学分野にて保健医学修士を取得.同時に腰痛患者が尿漏れや臓器下垂の問題を併発しているケースを多く経験したことがきっかけでウィメンズヘルスケアにも関心を持ち始めた.日本の保険診療制度下での理学療法の枠を超えて患者のケアに関わりたいと考えるようになり、フィジオセンターへ転職.5年勤務した後、2009年東京にPhysiolinkを開設した.統合システムモデルアプローチのシリーズ,脈管系ドレナージュテクニック、内臓マニピュレーション(V1-4)を修了している. 人々の手助けとなり,生活をより良いものへつなげる理学療法士の仕事にやりがいを感じている.最近女性の健康問題に特に関心が向いている.

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