Miyako Kobayashi, PT, DPT, is licensed to practice in the New York State and in Japan. She received her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Physical Therapy from Kanazawa University in Kanazawa, one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan. Miyako started her career as a physical therapist in an orthopedic clinic while she was doing research on therapeutic exercises for low back pain as part of the requirement for her Master’s degree. After that, she worked for eight years in St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, one of the leading critical care hospitals in Japan. Miyako built her PT experience with patients with cardiovascular or orthopedic surgeries, chronic pulmonary issues, cancer-related deconditioning, and neuromuscular diseases both in acute settings and in ICU. She then moved to the U.S. to join her family. Miyako has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. She is a certified Lymphedema Therapist and a Graston technique provider and has been learning manual therapy techniques to provide better treatments for patients with orthopedic issues. Miyako occasionally works as a medical trainer for Japan’s national snowboarding team. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing and modern dance.