Integrating Japanese Eastern medicine with Western medicine.

Dr. Kohei Suga, our Fascial Manipulation Specialist® at FuncPhysio.

Fascial Manipulation®

At FuncPhysio, we understand that each individual is unique, and their treatment approach should be, too. That’s why we have Dr. Kohei Suga, a dedicated professional specializing in the innovative technique of Fascial Manipulation®, on our team to offer holistic and personalized care.

Understanding Fascial Manipulation®

Fascial Manipulation® is a relatively new and scientifically validated manual therapy developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian Physio. The technique focuses on the fascia, the connective tissue enveloping muscles, organs, and other structures within the body, recognizing its significant role in pain and dysfunction.

In Fascial Manipulation®, the body is viewed as a complex, interconnected network of myofascial units that can influence each other. When dysfunction occurs in one area, it can lead to symptoms elsewhere due to the tension imbalance – this concept is called the myofascial sequence. By identifying and treating these connections, Dr. Suga can manage and relieve symptoms more comprehensively.

Who is a good candidate for Fascial Manipulaiton®

Fascial Manipulation® treatment can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, sports injuries, postural imbalances, and movement dysfunctions. It aims to restore optimal functioning of the fascial system. Some potential candidates who may benefit from Fascial Manipulation® treatment include:

  1. Individuals with chronic pain: Fascial Manipulation® can help alleviate chronic pain conditions by addressing underlying fascial restrictions or adhesions that may be contributing to the pain.
  2. Athletes and sports enthusiasts: Fascial Manipulation® can be useful for athletes and individuals involved in sports activities who may experience injuries or movement restrictions. It can help optimize athletic performance and promote faster recovery.
  3. Individuals with musculoskeletal disorders: Fascial Manipulation® can be effective for individuals with conditions such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, or postural imbalances.
  4. Individuals with post-surgical or post-traumatic restrictions: After surgery or trauma, fascial restrictions can develop, leading to pain, limited range of motion, or functional limitations. Fascial Manipulation® can help address these restrictions and aid in the recovery process.
  5. Those with movement dysfunctions: Fascial Manipulation® can assist individuals with movement dysfunctions or biomechanical imbalances, helping to restore optimal movement patterns and improve overall function.

Why Choose Dr. Suga for Fascial Manipulation® Therapy?

Dr. Suga is one of the first certified Fascial Manipulation® specialist in the world and an interpreter for all levels of the courses. Also, he has knowledge about not only fascia but also pain neuro science, sports biomechanics, vestibular physical therapy including dizziness, concussion, and balance management. Therefore, if you have complicated problems, he can take care of you thoroughly.

  • Personalized Care: Dr. Suga invests time in understanding your unique condition, needs, and recovery goals to develop a personalized treatment plan, optimizing your recovery process.
  • Holistic Approach: Dr. Suga’s Fascial Manipulation® takes a holistic approach, addressing the root cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
  • Patient Education: Dr. Suga firmly believes in empowering his patients with knowledge. He will educate you about your condition and the management process to foster an active role in your recovery.

What patients say about Fascial Manipulation® Treatment.


Managing pain and recovering function requires the right expertise and an innovative approach. Dr. Kohei Suga, with his mastery in Fascial Manipulation®, brings a new dimension to our therapeutic offerings at FuncPhysio, helping patients regain their health and vitality more effectively.

If you’re experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain and seeking an innovative and comprehensive approach to your recovery, we invite you to consult with Dr. Suga at FuncPhysio. We look forward to assisting you on your journey towards better health and pain-free living.

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