Yukiko is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist both in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Yukiko specializes in treating children and adolescents with orthopedic and sports injuries at HSS. She treats both non-operative and post-operative injuries and works closely with physicians and performance specialists to maximize the outcome for each patient.
Yukiko recognizes the unique needs of pediatric and adolescent athletes and is dedicated to helping young athletes return to their sport while minimizing the risk for future injuries. She has lectured on various topics at the professional and academic levels and also provides community based lectures to promote long-term health and success through physical fitness and injury prevention. Yukiko has a passion for research, and is a member of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society. She is currently the primary investigator in an adolescent running study.