Takako Shiratori PT, DPT, PhD, CLT

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Takako received her bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University and her doctor of physical therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago. Takako recently completed her lymphedema therapy certification with the Klose Institute.

Clinical Interests

Takako provides treatment for orthopedic and neurological pain and movement dysfunction in people of all ages.

Personal Interests

Sports-wise, Takako says she likes hiking and backpacking in any landscape, but is particularly fond of going up mountains. She does a variety of activities that support her climbs (including running, biking, swimming, skiing, rock climbing, yoga, and sailing). She also likes to cook/bake, read, and craft.

Practice Philosophy

“I thoroughly enjoy working together with patients and their healthcare providers to bring about positive changes with interventions that fit well with each individual’s life. I strive to improve health awareness and knowledge to decrease pain, maintain and/or enhance movement and function. My role is to be an expert collaborator in patient care, and to be a teacher, supporter, and a learner with each precious interaction with my patients."

Professional Involvement

Posture and movement control researcher with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago