Clinical Medicine, Physiology, Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

To Contribute for Development in Rehabilitation Science and to Achieve Happiness of Oneself, One's Family and the Community

  • Master / Doctoral Degree


IZUMI, Shin-ichiIZUMI, Shin-ichi
IZUMI, Shin-ichi

Professor, M.D. Ph.D.

Research Theme

  • Study on rehabilitation program based on cognitive and neuroscience
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation for patients with central nervous system disorders
  • Study for pathology and management of musculoskeletal disorders
Research Keywords:

recovery of brain function, body schema, phantom limb pain, musculoskeletal disorder, quality of life

Technical Keywords:

transcranial magnetic stimulation, diffusion tensor imaging, prosthetics & orthotics, intrathecal baclofen therapy

Laboratory Introduction

Our goal is to develop a new technology based on medicine and engineering for preventing and minimizing disabilities resulting from neuromusculoskeletal disorders through studies on plastic changes in human central nervous system induced by noninvasive brain stimulation, optimization of motor control using motion analysis and computational neuroscience, network science for community-based rehabilitation, and psycho-social intervention for patient-centered medical management.
Our research subjects are as follows; 1) Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG, gait analysis, electromagnetic stimulation), 2) Pathophysiology of peripheral nerves and muscles, 3) Exercise physiology, 4) Molecular biology (regenerative medicine), 5) Rehabilitation system, 6) Rehabilitation psychology, 7) Rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics & orthotics, 8) Rehabilitation of swallowing disorder.

Figure 1. Cognitive-neuroscientific intervention to abnormality on body scheme in motor-sensory impairment

Figure 1. Cognitive-neuroscientific intervention to abnormality on body scheme in motor-sensory impairment

Figure 2. Diffusion tensor imaging

Figure 2. Diffusion tensor imaging

Recent Publications

  • Izumi SI, Saitoh E. A brief history and international perspective of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine: the 50th anniversary in 2013. PM&R 6, 1044-1047, 2014.
  • Michimata A, Suzukamo Y, Izumi SI. Development of Clinicians’ Communication Skills Influences the Satisfaction, Motivation, and Quality of Life of Patients with Stroke. Int J Phys Med Rehabil,1:174. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000174, 2014
  • Sugiyama K et al. Clinical utility of diffusion tensor imaging and fibre tractography for evaluating diffuse axonal injury with hemiparesis. Case Rep Med 321496, 5page. 2013.
  • Takeuchi N et al. Motor Control and Neural Plasticity through Interhemispheric Interactions. Neural Plast.:823285, 2012.
  • Abe H et al. Prevalence and length of recovery of pusher syndrome based on cerebral hemispheric lesion side in patients with acute stroke.Stroke.;43(6):1654-6, 2012