Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Dept. of Rehabilitation Science

Department of Rehabilitation Science is a research organization established in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
We have 15 faculties specializing physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, sports science and neuroscience.
In our research field, we focused on motor function under the collaborative interaction between basic and clinical studies related to rehabilitation science and occupational therapy.
We are in charge of education for students in the Division of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University and graduate students in the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University (master course and doctor course).
Our mission is to create physical therapists and researchers with extensive knowledge and skills in rehabilitation science, a rich humanity, and an international sense.


Web site of Department of Rehabilitation Science: https://www.hs.hokudai.ac.jp/pt/ (Japanese)
Division of Occupational Therapy : http://ot-hs-hokudai.info/ (Japanese)

Fields of Research

Motor control and motor learning for neurological rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders
Rehabilitation of sports injuries
Neuroplasticity induced by exercise
Rehabilitation for Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Research of New Rehabilitation for Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Physical activity of the elderly based on physiological polytypism
Study of glaucoma by using model mice with hyper intraocular pressure
Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy
The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy for the Elderly
The role of the dorsal visual stream and rehabilitation
Rehabilitation for patients with neuropsychological deficits

Research Labs

Motor control for rehabilitation
Human movement and Motor dynamics
Laboratory of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychiatric rehabilitation
Laboratory of functional anatomy
Laboratory of Geriatric Occupational Behavior
Laboratory of Neuropsychology and Neruropsychological Rehabilitation



Harukazu TOHYAMA / Hiroshi MAEJIMA / Takako CHIKENJI

Associate Professor




Assistant Professor

Satoshi KASAHARA / Tomoya ISHIDA / Maki MIYAJIMA / Hiroki OKADA / Yuta KOSHINO / Yuichiro OKA

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