Moto Kuzuyama

Senior Physiotherapist

Moto Kuzuyama graduated from the International University of Health and Welfare (Japan) with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2006. He subsequently completed a Masters degree in the University of Canberra.

Moto has 12 years of experience working in private practice, hospital and aged care, in Japan as well as Australia. He has significant experience in sports physiotherapy with many years spent looking after not only professional soccer players, disabled soccer athletes and also participated in injury prevention for kid’s sports.

Moto is enthusiastic about his research projects and he has published eight research papers ( on subjects such as stress fractures, knee meniscal injuries, ACL ligament rehabilitation, shoulder pain and tendinopathy) with a further two recent studies awaiting acceptance by journals.
Moto was awarded a prestigious Jacques Duparc Award at 11th EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Congress in Madrid, 2010 for his ankle research.

Moto has undertaken further post-graduate training in Dry Needling, Sports Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy, which he integrates into his practice. He enjoys treating all types of musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in sports injuries, neck and back pain, headaches and vertigo. Moto understands that finding and addressing the cause of the problem is crucial to helping his clients to full recovery and to prevent problems returning.

Moto enjoys playing soccer; he has played in the premier league for more than 10 years. He has also completed full marathon more than 10 times. He also enjoys cycling in his free time.

Academic Achievements

Published Journal Papers

Analysis of Joint Moment During Sit to Stand with Handrail, (Co-author, Japanese, English Abstract), Society of Physical Therapy Science, 2006

Incidence of shoulder injury of baseball shoulder (Author, Japanese), The Journal of Chiba Sports Medicine, 2007

Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture (Jones fracture), (Author, Japanese, English Abstract) The Journal of Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, 2008

Clinical management of Meniscus injury, (Co-author, Japanese), Journal of Physical Therapy 2011
Prevalence and Incidence of Meniscal injury, (Co-author, Japanese), Japanese Journal of Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, 2011

Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture (Jones fracture), (Author, Japanese), Japanese Orthopedic Society of Knee and Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, 2011

Effect of peroneus exercise on plantar pressure of the proximal fifth metatarsal, (Author, Japanese, English Abstract), Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics, 2013

Quantification of Plantar Pressure in Soccer Players with Fifth Metatarsal Stress Fracture (Jones fracture), Australian Sports Medicine 2018 (awaiting)

Factors associated with Sit-to Stand as a performance-based measure for ACLR 2018 (awaiting)
International Conference presentations for research:

Society of Physical Therapy Science Conference 2006, Analysis of Joint Moment during Sit to Stand with Handrail

Chiba Sports Medicine Congress 2007, Incidence of shoulder injury of baseball shoulder
Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine conference 2008, Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture

11th EFORT Annual Congress Madrid, Spain 2010: Poster presentation, Quantitative evaluation of the plantar pressure in soccer players with 5th metatarsal stress fracture (Jones fracture)
Japan Physiotherapy Association conference 2010, ECG analysis in triceps with elbow extension movement

12th EFORT Annual Congress Copenhagen, Denmark 2011: Poster presentation, Quantification of the plantar pressure in soccer players with Jones fracture and the effect of induction the hindfoot to use taping

13th EFORT Annual Congress Berlin, Germany 2012: Poster presentation, Evaluation of peroneus muscle exercises on football players using plantar pressure analysis

11th Korea-Japan joint meeting of Orthopedic Sports Medicine Soul, Korea: Oral presentation, Evaluation of peroneus muscle exercises on football players using planter pressure analysis
Lecture: guest speaker for Ryogoku rehabilitation Center congress 2017, Evidence-Based Practice, management of sports injury

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