RYO TANAKA

Last Updated :2022/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
ryotanahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My specialty is rehabilitation science. My research focuses not only on biomedical factors but also on psychosocial factors to promote evidence-based practices aimed at preventing disability and extending healthy life expectancy.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Biomedical engineering;Rehabilitation science / Welfare engineering
  • Complex systems;Health / Sports science;Applied health science

Research Keywords

  • rehabilitation
  • physical therapy
  • human body movement
  • exercise therapy
  • walking
  • pain
  • elderly people
  • osteoarthritis
  • preventive care
  • epidemiology

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Physical Therapy Association
  • Japanese Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Japanese Association of Pain Rehabilitation

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Practicum in SportsB
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Practicum in SportsB
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Health and Sports Sciences
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Health and Sports Sciences
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Heallth and Welfare
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Experimental methodsIn Sport and Health Sciences A
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Laboratory Work in Sport and Health Sciences A
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, SeminarIn Sport and Health Sciences A
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Sports statistics
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introductory Lectures of Human Movement Sciences II
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Environmental Physiology and Rehabilitation Science
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The effectiveness of group education in people over 50 years old with knee pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials, MUSCULOSKELETAL SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, 62, 202212
  2. Clinical Prediction Rule for Identifying the Stroke Patients who will Obtain Clinically Important Improvement of Upper Limb Motor Function by Robot-Assisted Upper Limb, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 31(7), 202207
  3. Effects of gait training with the Hybrid Assistive Limb on gait ability in stroke patients: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 101, 186-192, 202207
  4. Predicting the prognosis of unilateral spatial neglect using magnetic resonance imaging in patients with stroke: A systematic review, BRAIN RESEARCH, 1789, 20220815
  5. Developing a Clinical Prediction Rule for Gait Independence at Discharge in Patients with Stroke: A Decision-Tree Algorithm Analysis, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 31(6), 202206
  6. Diagnostic Test Accuracy of Physical Examination Tests in Suspected Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY, 16(2), 83-88, 202204
  7. Self-reported physical activity is related to knee muscle strength on the unaffected side and walking ability in patients with knee osteoarthritis awaiting total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study, PHYSIOTHERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE, 38(3), 441-447, 20220304
  8. Identifying Target Values of Body Composition for Preventing Frailty: A Descriptive Study in Older Adults, GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE, 8, 20220103
  9. Development of a clinical prediction rule for patients with cervical spinal cord injury who have difficulty in obtaining independent living, SPINE JOURNAL, 22(2), 321-328, 202202
  10. Effects of Combining Online Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Gait Training in Stroke Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 15, 20211210
  11. Machine Learning Algorithm Identifies the Importance of Environmental Factors for Hospital Discharge to Home of Stroke Patients using Wheelchair after Discharge, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 30(8), 20210831
  12. A systematic review of the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging in predicting the gait ability of stroke patients, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1), 20210712
  13. Reductions in Muscle Strength and Range of Motion Cause Locomotion Disability via Locomotion-Related Functional Limitation in Japanese Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study, JOURNAL OF AGING RESEARCH, 2021, 20210708
  14. Healthcare-seeking behavior and recognition of physical therapy among Japanese residents in Thailand: A descriptive study, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 20210531
  15. Relationship between Mobility-Related Activities of Daily Living and Health-Related Quality of Life among Healthy Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study Using Structural Equation Modeling, GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE, 7, 20210531
  16. A clinical prediction rule for predicting a delay in quality of life recovery at 1 month after total knee arthroplasty: a decision tree model, Journal of Orthopaedic Science, 26, 415-402, 20210506
  17. Decision Tree Algorithm Identifies Stroke Patients Likely Discharge Home After Rehabilitation Using Functional and Environmental Predictors, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 30(4), 20210430
  18. Clinical Features for Identifying the Possibility of Toileting Independence after Convalescent Inpatient Rehabilitation in Severe Stroke Patients: A Decision Tree Analysis Based on a Nationwide Japan Rehabilitation Database, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 30(2), 105483, 20201127
  19. Comparison of Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms for Classifying of Home Discharge Possibility in Convalescent Stroke Patients: A Secondary Analysis, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 30(10), 202110
  20. Development and Validation of Machine Learning-Based Prediction for Dependence in the Activities of Daily Living after Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Decision-Tree Analysis, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 29(12), 20201231
  21. The Effects of Vestibular Rehabilitation on Gait Performance in Patients with Stroke: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 29(11), 20201130
  22. A model used to consider lower extremity range of motion to identify fall experience in community-dwelling older women: a retrospective study, International Journal of Gerontology, 14(4), 304-309, 20201101
  23. Effects of exoskeletal lower limb robot training on the activities of daily living in stroke patients: re-post comparison using propensity score matched analysis, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(10), 105176, 20201031
  24. Clinical prediction rule for early recovery of knee range of motion after total knee arthroplasty: A prospective study, Physical Therapy Research, 23(2), 202-208, 20200928
  25. Reliability of a markerless motion capture system to measure the trunk, hip and knee angle during walking on a flatland and a treadmill, Journal of Biomechanics, 109, 109929, 20200826
  26. Prediction models considering psychological factors to identify pain relief in conservative treatment of people with knee osteoarthritis: A multicenter, prospective cohort study, Journal of Orthopaedic Science, 25, 618-626, 20200630
  27. The Effects of a Multicomponent Lower Extremity Training Technique on Physical Function in Healthy Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial, GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE, 6, 20200622
  28. Efficient predictors for the decline of activities of daily living in patients with hip fracture one year after surgery: A multicenter prospective cohort study, JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, 33(4), 553-560, 20200620
  29. Effect of an intensive functional rehabilitation program on the recovery of activities of daily living after total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial, Journal of Orthopaedic Science, 25, 285-290, 20200530
  30. Factors associated with health-related quality of life in Japanese patients with hip osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional study, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS TRAUMA AND REHABILITATION, 27(2), 113-118, 20200430
  31. Does body mass index influence quality-of-life recovery in individuals who underwent total knee arthroplasty: A prospective study, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS TRAUMA AND REHABILITATION, 27(2), 107-112, 20200423
  32. Can muscle weakness and disability influence the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain worsening in patients with knee osteoarthritis? A cross-sectional study, Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 23(3), 266-272, 201905
  33. Measurement of the total body center of gravity during sit-to-stand motion using a markerless motion capture system., Medical Engineering & Physics, 66, 91-95, 201904
  34. Accuracy of classifying the movement strategy in the functional reach test using a markerless motion capture system, Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 43(2), 133-138, 201902
  35. Factors related to psychological distress in young and middle-aged Japanese residents in Thailand: a cross-sectional study, Journal of Public Health and Rehabilitation, 17, 49-57, 2019
  36. Can the amount of interventions during the convalescent phase predict the achievement of independence in activities of daily living in stroke patients? A retrospective cohort study, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27(9), 2436-2444, 201809
  37. Effective exercise intervention period for improving body function or activity in patients with knee osteoarthritis undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 22(4), 265-275, 201807
  38. Effect of Continuous Compression Stimulation on Pressure-Pain Threshold and Muscle Spasms in Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial, Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 41(4), 315-322, 201805
  39. Validity of the total body center of gravity during gait using a markerless motion capture system, Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 30, 1-7, 201804
  40. Validity of time series kinematical data as measured by a markerless motion capture system on a flatland for gait assessment, Journal of Biomechanics, 11(71), 281-285, 201804
  41. Accumulation of advanced-glycation end products (AGEs) accelerates arthrogenic joint contracture in immobilized rat knee, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 36(3), 854-863, 201803
  42. Association of Pain Quality with Pain Catastrophizing and Self-efficacy in People with Knee Osteoarthritis, Progress in Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 201802
  43. Clinical Prediction Rule for Declines in Activities of Daily Living at 6 Months After Surgery for Hip Fracture Repair, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(12), 2076-2084, 201612
  44. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib attenuates joint contracture following immobilization in rat knees, BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 17(1), 1-10, 201610
  45. Effects of exercise therapy on walking ability in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(1), 36-52, 201601
  46. Does exercise therapy improve the health-related quality of life of people with knee osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(10), 3309-3314, 201510
  47. Psychological Factors Associated with Pain Worsening in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis? A Systematic Review, Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, 5, 268, 201506
  48. Interaction between gastrocnemius muscle weakness and moderate exercise deteriorates joint integrity in rat knee, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 25(11), e11-e19, 201502
  49. Effect of the Frequency and Duration of Land-based Therapeutic Exercise on Pain Relief for People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 26(7), 969-975, 201407
  50. Efficacy of strengthening or aerobic exercise on pain relief in people with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Clinical Rehabilitation, 27(12), 1059-1071, 201312
  51. Amount of torque and duration of stretching affects correction of knee contracture in a rat model of spinal cord injury, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471(11), 3626-3636, 201311
  52. Does Exercise Intervention Improve Muscle Strength and Balance of Japanese Subjects with Osteoporosis? : a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 25(4), 397-401, 201305
  53. Evidence of Improvement in Various Impairments by Exercise Interventions in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials, Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association = Rigaku ryoho, 16(1), 7-21, 201301
  54. Exercise Intervention to Improve the Bone Mineral Density and Bone Metabolic Markers as Risk Factors for Fracture in Japanese Subjects with Osteoporosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 24(12), 1349-1353, 201212

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Clinical Prediction Rule for Pain Relief in Conservative Treatment of Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Tanaka R, Ozawa J, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) 2018 Conference (Paris), 2018, Without Invitation, English
  2. Effect of an Intensive Functional Rehabilitation Program on the Recovery of Activities of Daily Living after Total Knee Arthroplasty -A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial-, Tanaka R, Hayashizaki T, Taniguchi R, Kobayashi J, Umehara T, WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017 (Bangkok), 2017, Without Invitation, English
  3. The Influence of Catastrophizing on Pain Worsening Via Disuse and Disability in Patients with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis., Tanaka R, Hirohama K, Ozawa J, 2016, Without Invitation, English
  4. Does Exercise Therapy Improve Health-related Quality of Life in People with Knee osteoarthritis? : A Systematic Review, Tanaka R, Ozawa J, Kito N, Moriyama, H, The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2015 (Roma), 2015, Without Invitation, English
  5. Effects of Exercise Therapy on Walking Ability in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials, Tanaka R, Ozawa J, Kito N, Moriyama, H, Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2014 (Bangkok), 2014, Without Invitation, English
  6. Land-based Exercises Duration or Frequency does not Influence Effectiveness of Reducing Pain in Osteoarthritis of the Knee : A meta-analysis., Tanaka R, Ozawa J, Kito N, World Physical Therapy 2011 (Amsterdam), 2011, Without Invitation, English