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 eight 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. We are in charge of education for students in the Division of Physical 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)

Fields of Research

Motor control and motor learning for neurological rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders
Rehabilitation of sports injuries
Neuroplasticity induced by exercise

Research Labs

Motor control for rehabilitation
Human movement and Motor dynamics



Tadayoshi ASAKA / Harukazu TOHYAMA / Hiroshi MAEJIMA

Associate Professor


Assistant Professor

Satoshi KASAHARA / Hiroki MANI / Tomoya ISHIDA / Yasuyuki TAKAMATSU

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