Masayuki Fujihashi, DN, MEd, ATC, PES, PRT

Masayuki Fujihashi, Doctor of Naprapathy, earned a bachelor of science (BS) in Athletic Training from The University of Iowa in 2000 and became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) from National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2001. He graduated from DePaul University with a master of education (MEd) in Educational Leadership emphasis on Physical Education in 2003. His doctorate in Naprapathic Medicine (DN) was eared from National College of Naprapathic Medicine in 2010. He is board certified and licensed to practice Naprapathy and Athletic Training in State of Illinois. 

He also earned a certification of Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2006. In 2016, he earned a certification of Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) from Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). Fujihashi believes that education is very important to provide the best service to our clients. Therefore, he has had extensive post graduation education to improve his knowledge and skills. He has learned Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) from The Prague School of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine and also theories and methodologies from Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). 

He has had extensive experience as a certified athletic trainer for multiple NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic programs.  His career started as an athletic training student at The University of Iowa. After graduating from The University of Iowa, he became a graduate assistant certified athletic trainer at DePaul University in Chicago.  He then served as an assistant athletic trainer/ athletic rehabilitation specialist at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for 10 years.  After leaving from college athletics, he owned a private practice, Performance Integration, for 4 years in downtown Chicago. He moved back to Japan in June 2017. He served as an athletic trainer to Japanese 3×3 Basketball Women’s National Team for World Championship Tournament in 2017. Also, he has worked as an athletic training support staff for Japanese Basketball Association (JBA).  During 2017-2018 season, he was a rehabilitation coordinator for Earthfriends Tokyo Z that belongs to Professional Basketball B League B2. He is knowledgeable about sports injuries, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for all different types of sports and athletes.  Through the years, he has also helped multiple professional athletes. 

Fujihashi is originally from Tokyo, Japan and lived in The United States for 22 years. He fluently speaks English and Japanese. 

Work Experience 
  • 2017-2018: Earthfriends Tokyo Z (B League), Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • 2017-current: Japan Basketball Association, Support Staff Athletic Trainer
  • 2017              : Japanese 3×3 Basketball Women’s National Team for World Championship Tournament, Athletic Trainer
  • 2009-2013   : The University of Illinois at Chicago (NCAA Division1), Athletic Rehabilitation Specialist
  • 2003-2009   : The University of Illinois at Chicago (NCAA Division1), Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • 2001-2003   : DePaul University (NCAA Division1), Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • 1997-2000    : The University of Iowa (NCAA Division1), Athletic Training Student 


  • National College of Naprapathic Medicine, DN, 2010
  • DePaul University, MEd, 2003
  • The University of Iowa, BS, 2000
Professional Licenses and Certifications
  • State of Illinois Licensed Naprapath 
  • State of Illinois Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • NATA Certified Athletic Trainer
  • PRI Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) 
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Level 1
  • STRIDE Orthotics Practitioner 
  • Sole Supports Orthotics Practitioner
Awards and Assistantships
  • National College of Naprapathic Medicine Achievement of Academic Excellence in Naprapathic Sciences, 2010
  • National College of Naprapathic Medicine Achievement of Academic Excellence in Basic Sciences, 2010
  • DePaul University Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship, 2001-2003
  • The University of Iowa Athletic Training Scholarship, 1998-2000
  • Japan Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society / Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society Scholarship Award (JBATS/PBATS), 1996