My five year old daughter recently broke her left elbow badly. After extensive surgery the break was healed but her arm still hung at an angle and she had very limited mobility and flexibility. We were told there was nothing we could do but wait, and 'hope' that the arm regained some more movement eventually.
Instead we contacted Nydes who created and implemented an intensive course of twice daily Physio exercises for our daughter as well as daily massage of the elbow joint. Within two weeks our daughter's arm was transformed, it was hanging normally at her side, she had no pain or stiff muscles, and her movements and flexibility were back to very close to what they had been before the break.
Yesterday she saw her surgeon in Los Angeles, who called her progress remarkable, and says she no longer needs any further visuals or medical intervention. We are so grateful to Nydes for his incredible work... also for making the Physio sessions fun for our daughter, who was very scared and reluctant at first to participate and was in some discomfort at the beginning. Nydes has a true gift with children and as a physical therapist. Thank you!
My mum had a surgery on chest area, which involves less mobility of her shoulder joints after surgery.
Using Nydes rehabilitation program and approach, really helped her to get back her shoulder joint mobility and be able to start her work after 2 weeks of Nydes rehabilitation approach!
We Really Higher Recommend his professional skills and approach!
My husband and I were looking for a therapist in Japan for my friend’s child. She has a severe autism. She doesn’t speak and make eye contact at all. Also, because of her childhood, she has an attachment disorder. So she has very hard time to communicate with others. She only speaks English language, so it was difficult to find one.
Meeting Nydes is one of the best thing we ever did for her. He is helping her to work through everything and to discover herself. At first, she couldn’t control herself, often has a lot of meltdown. However, after she had several sessions with Nydes, she became calm and statable little by little. When we say his name “Nydes”, she even looks at us now. She finally found someone she can trust, someone makes her feel cared for and has the experience to help her make changes for the better in her life.
He is very patient, has a great heart, and always cares about children. My friend’s child, she started to try to communicate with him now, and she is always looking forward to see him.
We believe that seeing Nydes enables her to move forward and embrace a much more positive and great future. We really appreciate everything he’s done to help her, and we hope she can keep seeing Nydes.
I found Nydes through this website - (http://blog.expatilt.com/home/2016/8/4/interview-with-nydes-ishiwatari-physiotherapist-in-japan) and contacted him about a futon-related back problem that I developed after moving to Japan. He came to our house in Yokohama and devised a comprehensive set of strengthening and stretching exercises, which have really helped with the pain. Thanks Nydes! I highly recommend his services and approach.
Hi, I'm mother of 3 years and 2 months girl, which in March 2015 got very sick with cardiopulmonary arrest with other many complications. After this happened, my daughter remain with in vegetative status with gastronomy and sever tetra-pareses. Until her 2 years old, she was ordinary child with normal motor development and IQ, also.
When my daughter came out from the hospital treatment, we tried very hard to find a Physiotherapist (PT) for her, but we couldn't find the best, until we met Mr. Nydes Ishiwatari June 2015, which was showing strong experience working with this kind cases and special with children. Which our daughter became attached with him and exercises from the first PT session.
He his really soft and emotional with carefulness on rehabilitation plan, which really fit on her needs. As her parents, we quick noticed our daughter is in safely on really professional hands for her better rehabilitation. And we noticed a little bit improvement on her non-verbal communication and easy reducing her spasticity.
Unfortunately, this period of his PT experience was short (until September 2015), has he came for few months back to home country Romania. We benefit during his rehabilitation plan on our daughter and taught us how to continue at home the exercises in safe way to maintain continuity on her rehabilitation time.
We felt very very sad, when he left the country to settle down in Japan with his family. But, we still touch and he always try from distance to help us with advice and communicate with our new PT.
We really wish him the best of the best, because his wonderful man with big value on his PT skills.
Our suggestions for other parents, don't give up on his PT skills. He is what you wish to get and you'll not have really experience to feel a kind person and PT skills which try his best to teach the parents to stay optimist and share his skills to all parents to keep the continuity after his PT session. We saw this experience, also on other children, which he was working on their rehabilitation with their parents along therapy.
We had really that experience and we want him to continue to help us even from distance and open mind for other parents to discover his PT professional skills
We really hoping, our feedback will help other children are in needs and can benefit a new chance for independent life.
We Thank You Very Much for reading our honest feedback for his PT skills.
Lidia (Mother) Radu (Father)
Mr. Nydes Ishiwatari a Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist he worked 421 hours in 2015 as volunteer at our Rehabilitation Community Centre for Children and Adults with specific part of activities on beneficiaries of the center following the objectives formulated by experts in specific intervention plans. Example of his work, from sever cases "Intensive Therapy to difficulties Delay Motor".
He worked closely with them, sharing with them information often from personal experience. Also, it has provided various specialized materials for documentation and improving the activities undertaken.
He was concerned about the diversification of activities, developing therapies in the form of more attractive and enjoyable games beneficiary children demonstrating creativity, a good structure, organization of working time and space.
For Mr. Nydes I. was not a problem any language barrier in tasks given that some beneficiaries have different mother tongue since sought the help carers or simply use non-verbal language. Also we consider Mr. Nydes I. emotional skills they have highlighted the intervention with children with disabilities.
In the activities it has carried Mr. Nydes I. showed appropriate behavior both in relation to fellow-center employees and beneficiaries and caregivers of children. Throughout the volunteering demonstrated punctuality, reliability, respect, kept impeccable sound knowledge and practical skills so necessary in the recovery of children with disabilities.
Types of diagnosis with the volunteer performed Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy intervention:
1. Cerebral Palsy
2. Down Syndrome
3. Spastic Quadriplegia
5. Spastic Dysplasia
6. Autism (early to middle intervention)
With mention that the work was conducted in two our Centers for Children at the complex (Day center / Recovery for children with autism and Rehabilitation Center for children with physical disabilities / physically and mentally) with patients aged between 0-16 years.
I wanted to say again, thank you so much. The therapist is so good and he worked hard (2014) on our son 3 years old which is diagnosed autistic and we saw great progress after 3 months working on our son's gross motor skills. Now is connected emotional with his little brother and his little sister.
Now our son welcome us, when we are back home. Which before his great work, my son didn't interact / connect with any of us. Thank you again for your hard work and wish you great success with your great gift work on children!!!
Khalid Alajmi & Mishaael
I met Nydes in the spring of 2015 while trying to find help for my son, who had at the time a pronounced tilted pelvis, kyphotic posture, and tight chest muscles. Nydes stepped in, and he's every bit the physiotherapist you would wish for a child.
He's very gentle and patient, yet our son looks up to him, and tries to impress him with his progress. He is also very passionate about his work, and we could instantly feel his commitment to helping our child.
Every therapy has being very instructive for us as parents, and after a short while we could notice a the change in our son. One seldom finds someone so devoted to helping others, and who can with such ease make what could otherwise be a taxing time, a relaxing and yet productive one. I would undoubtedly recommend him to other parents.
Nydes has contributed greatly to FARA’s
programs in Romania. I have personally known him for fifteen years as he helped
as a volunteer on many occasions in our therapy centres in Romania.
Nydes’s experience and skills in working
with children with developmental delay some with Autism, are very professional.
His attitude and manner with children is exceptional and I would recommend Nydes without reservation as an excellent Physiotherapist and a very
trustworthy and honest person.
I wish him well in his future career.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for more feedback about his great professional work.
Jane Nicholson, Chairman of FARA
I met Nydes in the summer of 2006 when he came to England to provide care
for a child with arthrogryposis congenital multiplex (AMC) who was severely
disabled with all 4 limbs affected by his condition. At the time I met him, he
was unable to walk. Operative procedures were performed to obtain
plantigrade foot positions in order to facilitate walking. During the pre and
peri-operative period, Nydes provided significant care for the child during what
was a traumatic time for him.
Most importantly in the post operative and later rehabilitation phases of the
child’s treatment, Nydes was instrumental in helping us achieve a good
outcome for the patient. Nydes worked alongside our physiotherapist at Great
Ormond Street and did an excellent job of following the proscribed therapy
regimes designed at maximizing function in both upper and lower limbs. He
was actively involved in the splinting regime for all 4 limbs.
He showed great interest in and enthusiasm for the physiotherapy techniques
that he was shown and demonstrated initiative in adapting them (when
necessary) to enable the patient’s progress to be maintained over the 12 months
after his surgery.
If any further information is required, please feel free to contact me.
Deborah M Eastwood FRCS
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, London, WC1N