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Our group is consist of master's and doctoral course graduate students and JSPS Research Fellows (DC). Our target is Rehabilitation science, such Physical therapy, Preventive rehabilitation, and Human science.
・Preventive and Treatment of Osteoarthritis
・Preventive and Treatment of peripheral neuropathy
・Mechanism of Enthesis deseases
・Preventive of Muscle atrophy 
・Gender-Specific-Medicine for locomotive disease.      etc.

Our goal is Scientifically analyze the effects of exercise and human movement.

Current Works

●:Biomechanics Research

:Animal & Cell Research

:Clinical Research

:Review & Books 

Research article

 (Including Japanese)

Books &Review 

(Including Japanese)

Conference & Presentations

(Including Japanese)


(Including Japanese)

The investigation of an analysis method for co-activation of knee osteoarthritis utilizing normalization of peak dynamic method

Gait & PosturePub Date: 2023-01-28 , DOI:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2023.01.021
Keisuke Kubota, Moeka Yokoyama, Katsuya Onitsuka, Naohiko Kanemura

Ankle instability as a prognostic factor associated with the recurrence of ankle sprain: A systematic review

The Foot. 18;54:101963. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2023.101963.
Sora Kawabata, Kenji Murata, Hirotaka Iijima, Kouki Nakao, Riku Kawabata, Hidenobu Terada, Takuma Kojima, Chiharu Takasu, Takuma Kano, Naohiko Kanemura

Compensatory relationship of mechanical energy in paretic limb during sit-to-stand motion of stroke survivors

Hum Mov Sci. 2023 Jan 11;88:103052. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2022.103052. 

Hiroki Hanawa, Keisuke Hirata, Taku Miyazawa, Keisuke Kubota, Moeka Yokoyama, Tsutomu Fujino, Naohiko Kanemura

Prevention of cartilage degeneration induced by exercise (Japanese)

Medical Science Digest. 2023 Nov. 11;48:31-331. 

Kenji murata, Sora Kawabata, TakumaKojima, Naohiko Kanemura

Effects of exercise on muscle reinnervation and plasticity of spinal circuits in rat sciatic nerve crush injury models with different numbers of crushes

Muscle Nerve. 2022 May;65(5):612-620. doi: 10.1002/mus.27512

Yuki Minegishi, Junji Nishimoto, Minori Uto, Kaichi Ozone, Yuichiro Oka, Takanori Kokubun, Kenji Murata, Hidenori Takemoto, Naohiko Kanemura

Structural and pathological changes in the enthesis are influenced by the muscle contraction type during exercise

J Orthop Res. 2022 Sep;40(9):2076-2088. doi: 10.1002/jor.25233.

Kaichi Ozone, Takanori Kokubun, Kei Takahata, Haruna Takahashi, Moe Yoneno, Yuichiro Oka, Yuki Minegishi, Kohei Arakawa, Takuma Kano, Kenji Murata, Naohiko Kanemura

Clinical utility of markerless motion capture for kinematic evaluation of sit-to-stand during 30 s-CST at one year post total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective study

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 24, Article number: 254 (2023) .

Katsuya Onitsuka, Keisuke Kubota, Moeka Yokoyama, Taku Miyazawa, Toyohiro Hamaguchi, Hiroto Taniguchi, Naohiro Usuki, Satoshi Miyamoto, Ken Okazaki, Kenji Murata and Naohiko Kanemura

Mild treadmill exercise inhibits cartilage degeneration via macrophages in an osteoarthritis mouse model

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 24, Article number: 254 (2023) .

Yuichiro Oka, Kenji Murata, Kaichi Ozone, Yuki Minegishi, Takuma Kano, Naoki Shimada, Naohiko Kanemura 

Chronic Ankle Joint Instability Induces Ankle Sensorimotor Dysfunction: A Controlled Laboratory Study 

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (Accepted) . Oct. 2023

Sora Kawabata, Kaichi Ozone, Yuki Minegishi, Yuichiro Oka, Hidenobu Terada, Takuma Kojima, Chiharu Takasu, Naohiko Kanemura, Kenji Murata

The effect of orthosis management on joint instability in knee joint disease: A systematic review

 International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (Accepted) . Sep. 2023

Kenji Murata, Takuma Sakakida, Sora Kawabata, Moeka Yokoyama, Yuri Morishita, Kita Shunsuke, Keisuke Kubota Takuma Kano, Takuma Kojima, Hidenobu Terada, Chiharu Takasu, Naohiko Kanemura 

The infrapatellar fat pad contributes to spontaneous healing after complete anterior cruciate ligament injury

Experimental Biology and Medicine.(Accepted) . Oct. 2023

Kano Takuma, Minegishi Yuki, Terada Hidenobu, Takasu Chiharu, Kojima Takuma, Oka Yuichiro, Kawabata Sora, Shimada Naoki, Morishita Yuri, Murata Kenji, Kanemura Naohiko

Determination of relationship between foot arch, hindfoot, and hallux motion using Oxford foot model: Comparison between walking and running

Gait Posture. 2022 Feb;92:96-102. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.10.043. 

Hitomi Shono, Yuka Matsumoto, Takanori Kokubun, Ayumi Tsuruta, Taku Miyazawa, Akira Kobayashi, Naohiko Kanemura 

Our Research

We are studying rehabilitation science of the locomotive disease, in particular, of muscle, joint (Osteoarthritis), and nerve. The strong feature of our laboratory is contribute to the rehabilitation field using various methods, such 3D motion analysis, EMG, accelerometer device in human science, and animal and cell experiment.

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We are collaborating with other university and Orthopedic hospitals, and working to study.

If you are interesting our research goal and objective, Please contact us.

Join the Our Research Laboratory

Our laboratory hybrid web meeting hold a week on Thursday  (Japanese time  PM7:00 start! )

Please e-mail Naohiko Kanemura or Kenji Murata for discussions, if you are interested in joining us as a graduate student or postdoc

We could offer assistance as below for your research life.

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists
This fellowship is open for either Japanese citizens or for international students.


Post-doctoral Fellows:
Please apply several JSPS Fellowships and the like to join our lab as a post-doc.



Naohiko Kanemura



Kenji Murata

Assistant Professor


Keisuke Kubota

Assistant Professor


Kuroo Aya


Tatsuya Endo


Katsuya Onistuka


Taku Miyazawa


Kohei Yoshino


Sora Kawabata


Michiaki Sato


Naohiro Shimada


Kyosuke Fukuda


Takuma Kojima


Chiharu Takasu


Hidenobu Terada


Ryuga Oshida


Aoi Mashimo


Wakana Yasui


Miho Arai


Nozomi Sugimoto


Tatsunori Kumagai


Ryuhei Sakurai


Shiori Nagata


Kenta Sone


Kota Nihei


Junta Yamaguchi


​Mao Kurita


Keisuke Hirata

DC Researcher

Tokyo Kasei University

​Yuri Morishita

DC Researcher

Tokyo Kasei University

Kaichi Ozone

DC Researcher

​Tsukuba University Hospital

Takuma Kano

DC Researcher

Soka Orthopedic Clinic

Hitomi Shono

MS Researcher

Yatsuka Orthopedic Clinic

Yuka Matsumoto

DC Researcher

University of Tokyo

Sono Moeka

DC Researcher

Juntendo University

​Yuki Minegishi

DC Researcher

Coming soon

§:Research Development Center

†:Department of Physical therapy

‡:Graduate school of Rehabilitation Science

●:Biomechanics Research

:Animal & Cell Research

:Clinical Research

¶:JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists

:Research map (Japanese)


Comming soon


North 122 Lab staff room

820 Sannomiya, Koshigaya City.

Saitama, JAPAN 343-8540

81-489-73-4123 (Lab staff: Kenji murata)

(If you want to contact prof. Kanemura, please send to e-mail)

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