-“I met Dr. Kento Kamiyama several years ago during a Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Seminar. NKT is a treatment modality that addresses the central nervous system through specific assessments and corrective exercises. I was just beginning to step away from a professional modern dance career and into the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer. I began as a classically trained dancer which provided me with a good understanding of human movement but I needed to learn much more in order to train the general population how to move well and exercise. Dr. Kamiyama became a life-line for me in this process. He always makes me feel comfortable to ask my many questions and provides me with the most intelligent answers.
When Dr. Kamiyama became a lead instructor for NKT and started leading his own study groups on the material, I was thrilled! These groups are attended by other professionals in the field including physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and massage therapists. His way of teaching is always well thought out so that tough and complicated concepts are clearly understood. He is truly invested in his students and wants to make sure no one is left behind during the learning process.
Not only is Dr. Kamiyama a teacher and mentor, he became my physical therapist as well. I spent over a year training for The StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Certification (SFG), which is one of the most intense programs in the industry. One of the requirements is to perform 100 kettlebell snatches in under 5 minutes. Dr. Kamiyama is an SFG himself so he understands first hand the rigors of learning the bell. During my training, I developed “trigger finger” also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. In just one visit Dr. Kamiyama solved the problem. He watched me do a few kettlebell swings and was able to see the issue right away. I had an intrinsic core “leak”, meaning I lost deep abdominal stability during the swing and was relying too much on my fingers. Most doctors or therapists would have sent me home with anti-inflammatories and told me to rest rather than finding the true cause of the problem. Using his strong physical therapy education, Neurokinetic Therapy and Postural Restoration knowledge, along with his own kettlebell background, Dr. Kamiyama was able to coach me and send me home with the correctives that addressed the root of the problem. I performed my exercises as recommended and my pain was gone, never to return. With Dr. Kamiyama’s help, I was able to pass the snatch test and become a certified SFG. If only I knew him when I was dancing!
After having studied from Dr. Kamiyama and seeing him myself for treatment, he became my first choice of clinicians to refer clients to if they were experiencing pain. One gentleman in his mid-forties had neck pain since he was a child. After seeing Dr. Kamiyama his pain occurred much less frequently and after just a few visits the pain ceased. Another woman in her 80’s with spinal stenosis had a wobbly gait and can now balance on one leg. On the other end of the spectrum, an advanced male climber who continued to plateau in his training due to reoccurring injuries, is now a mid 5.11 climber on a scale 5.0-5.15.
Dr. Kamiyama is devoted to helping his clients achieve physical and mental health. His passion for anatomy and human movement leads him to constantly seek out more knowledge by taking a variety of continuing education courses so he can always bring his patients the best of himself. I know many clinicians and practitioners in the field are inspired by Dr. Kamiyama, his professionalism, and high standard of care.
Ashley Whitson CPT, CPI, NKT, FMS, SFG”
-“As an avid weight lifter and general exercise enthusiast, working out is my life and one of the few activities that allows me to achieve peace and serenity. However, for the past four years I had been experiencing chronic pain in my traps and upper back. I had seen chiropractors, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, so called “gurus” and nothing worked. Nothing. I was at a loss and at the age of 23 I was ready to accept my fate of being in constant pain. And then one of my many physical therapists recommended I see Kento Kamiyama.
Can’t is not in this man’s vocabulary; he will do whatever it takes to fix any problems you’re experiencing. I strongly encourage anyone who is in any sort of physical pain to seek this man out. You will not be sorry and your results will speak volumes. “-From Z.H. (A client in New York City)
たくさん復習し、自分のものとしてAsseeementの一つのToolとして活用していきたいと思います。” -From R.F. (A participant of NKT seminar in Japan)
-“Great class yesterday! The content not only reinforced the holistic approach I strive to enforce when treating clients but also emphasized the importance of breathing efficiently and effectively and how much it plays a role in overall function. I walked away from that course with new tools for my toolbox and a great experience. It appeared everyone was engaged the entire day (something I do not typically see when taking continuing ed), which can only be attributed to the great instructor. Content is content. But, when you have someone who’s passionate about the information, engages the class through hands-on activities and open discussion, you create an unforgettable learning experience. – From a participant of the seminar in North Carolina (Assessment & Corrective Exercise for the Spine)”
-“Dr. Kamiyama, who was very knowledgeable on the topic, was able to educate us to help further improve our assessment and treatment of the spine. He demonstrated good assessment and treatment examples and provided great feedback during our practice sessions.” – From a participant of the Seminar in FL (Assessment & Corrective Exercise for the Spine)
-“Kento was an excellent speaker. He was able to simplify complex concepts and demonstrated techniques well.”- From a participant of the Seminar in FL (Assessment & Corrective Exercise for the Spine)
-“This course was excellent overall. The instructor was very knowledgeable about anatomy and functional movement. These are concepts that I can immediately apply to my practice and have done so already!”- From a participant of the Seminar in FL (Assessment & Corrective Exercise for the Spine)
-“Dr. Kento, thank you very much for treating my daughter, Kiyoka! She‘s been pain free for 6 weeks and re-gained her confidence with your support.”-T.N.
-“I do ultra marathons, and always something aches. But nothing has become really serious because I can visit you before too late! Now I have run 10+ ultra races including a 100 miler. Thank you Kento so so much.”-Ayako
-“What a smart guy! Kento is the bomb at assessing movement dysfunction and explaining the nuances to people like me. He is super positive and clearly loves his work. If you need a practitioner for yourself or a client, or need another set of eyes when working on your own client…seek him out” – M.A. (Massage Therapist)