Mr. Nydes Ishiwatari - Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist

Starting Physiotherapy in Japan is exciting and a blessing for me, because I enjoy helping children to grow up healthily and to experience the best possible future. My dream is to see your child happy in his/her life, and I'm here to facilitate that.

Available to see and evaluate the child, and create and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program.  is offered at the infants' / child's and adult home within the Tokyo, Yokohama and Saitama area.

Over 10 years experience, primarily in pediatric  physiotherapy, treating infants and children:

 - Neurology: 
Tetraplegia; Diplegia; Hemiplegia; Paraplegia; Spina bifida;  Cerebral palsy; Ataxia; Infantile spams and more.

 - Orthopedic
Arthrogryposis (pre & post operative); Scoliosis (C, S deviation); Kyphosis (Upper & Lower spine); Tight (trunk, spine) muscles; Rehabilitation postoperative after fractures (Upper and Lower members); Hypotonic muscles, Gait/Walk dysfunction and more.

 - Early development (specialising in Motor Delay for children lower or upper than 1 year old): Gross Motor & Fine Motor.

Using multiple method techniques as: Bobath, NDT, KabatSchroth, HELP program along with Sensorial integration combining with Regulation of EmotionAlso, using licensed PT professional software and GMFM score testing.

Developing my own technique: Functional Therapy

I also have extensive experience working with Autistic and Down Syndrome children.

Here some websites where I got my  work experience:

Romanian Relief Charity

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Most (99,9%) of PT jobs I had in the passed I always left doors open, because my work it was done as patient improved more than coworkers and parents expected. I’m giving a common text from my ex-coworkers and parents ”You reached the top level of your professional skills. Is not what they believe is what they see on patient has reached after my rehabilitation plan”. Which I found strange at that time, but true on patients improvements life skills.
Registered with:
- Ministry of Health, Romania, No. 43
Federation & Association of Physiotherapy, Romania, No. 216, which is full member of:
I'm still living in Japan!!!
Opening Hours
                • Monday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Tuesday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Wednesday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Thursday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Friday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Saturday - 08:00 - 20:00
                • Sunday - 08:00 - 20:00
NOTEThe prices will be according to the number PT sessions per week.

Nydes can give you the exact points to workout and to shorten the necessary time to achieve!!!

posted Aug 7, 2018, 7:33 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 7:50 AM ]

We found Nydes by coincidence on this website after looking around for an English speaking PT. Our daughter was born premature and is having some delay in growing up. Nydes helped with some techniques to make her crawl, stand up and walk. It may look easy once it's done but the process is not straightforward. Nydes can give you the exact points to workout and to shorten the necessary time required to achieve.

J. E.

We have been particularly impressed by Nydes' work!

posted Aug 10, 2017, 7:28 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

We contacted Nydes when our daughter was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that restricts movement in the joints. She is affected in her hands and her legs. We started physiotherapy when she was only 2 or 3 weeks old and from the start we were very pleased with Nydes' work. He has provided a comprehensive programme of stretching and exercises designed to both maximise her range of motion in her affected joints and also prepare her for the relevant next stage of development (e.g. Rolling over, grasping etc).
We have been particularly impressed by Nydes' work to improve the range of motion in the hands, which had already had a great impact. We have also greatly appreciated his work on the emotional side. He is personable, flexible and approachable, and he has a calm and gentle manner with our daughter. She is never agitated during physiotherapy sessions, which is no mean feat when dealing with a newborn!


Highly recommend to anyone with any pain issues!!!

posted May 6, 2017, 8:21 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I

I had very bad pain in my neck and upper back . I had a massage from Nydes Ishawatari and I felt instant relief from the pain and the next day my muscles had all loosened out and I was able to go about my day pain free . I would highly recommend Nydes to anyone with any pain issues!!!



We are so grateful with his incredible work on our daughter!!!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:37 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 7:38 AM ]

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!


His rehabilitation program and approach, really helped!!!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:30 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

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!


He feel cared for and has the experience to make better changes in her life

posted Jan 29, 2017, 6:27 PM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I

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 highly recommend his services and approach

posted Jan 9, 2017, 12:29 AM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I

I found Nydes through this website - ( 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.


A Physiotherapist with soft and amazing skills for children!!!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 7:25 PM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 12:31 AM ]

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)

His practical skills so necessary in the recovery of children with disabilities

posted Sep 30, 2015, 8:08 PM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Jul 5, 2016, 5:35 AM ]

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
4. Ataxia
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.

The therapist is so good

posted Aug 9, 2015, 2:55 PM by Pediatric PT: Nydes I   [ updated Oct 14, 2015, 8:36 PM ]

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

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