Hiromi Ozawa, DPT, CSCS, NCPT, is a California Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Movement from San Francisco State University and a clinical doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2004. While earning her degree, she contributed to several published studies related to balance and biomechanics.
Hiromi was a nationally competitive softball player in Japan when she was in high school, where she became interested in the field of physical therapy due to several injuries. With her strong background in Biomechanics and Kinesiology combined with her years of experience as a physical therapist, she has helped many of her patients with issues ranging from orthopedic related injuries to neurological problems, by using Pilates-based Physical Therapy.
Using her clinical experiences, she created a unique system called the “Keen Healthy Movement System®” to treat her patients. This unique system looks at the pain and dysfunction from a perspective of alignment, soft tissue symmetry and movement instead of a localized diagnosis. It is accomplished through an individualized analysis of each patient’s entire body and unique movement patterns.
Hiromi has treated a substantial number of patients with spinal dysfunctions across a wide age range, from young athletes to geriatric patients. Her philosophy is to find the balance between mobility and stability through manual therapy and strengthening to restore optimal movement and health.
After establishing Nexus Studio of Monterey, Inc in 2011, she realized through providing care for patients with complex medical challenges that a more comprehensive approach, including integrative medicine and regenerative therapy, is needed to bridge the patients from injury or illness to wellness. This idea led her to associate with several like-minded medical professionals.
She established Salutem Bio-Performance, Inc. a Precision Medicine clinic, to provide patients with a comprehensive system to optimal healing, wellness and aging.