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January 26, 2024 Clinical

Dear Patients of Niseko Chiropractic.

Brent will be consulting in Sunabe Okinawa from the 22nd of Jan to the 3rd of Feb and then returning to Niseko from the 4th of Feb.

We apologies that Chiropractic will not be available for 2 weeks in Niseko from late Jan but Maki is still doing remedial massage over this time. If you are in Niseko and needing management of sporting injury we would suggest Niseko Physio over this time.

For online bookings please go to





December 25, 2023 Niseko life


Amazing bluebird Xmas day in here Niseko.
Niseko Chiropractic is taking the 25th off for family time and we are a bit busy for few days but still got some availability from Thur 28th Dec.
Enjoy a happy safe time in Niseko and we hope you all are getting out on this amazing powder that has fallen the last few days.
For experienced english speaking mobile Chiropractic and Sports massage in Niseko that comes to you 7 days a week please consider Niseko Chiropractic.


December 20, 2023 Uncategorized


Niseko Chiropractic can offer various benefits to guests in Niseko, Japan, particularly those who may be engaging in winter sports or seeking relief from musculoskeletal issues. Here are some ways in which chiropractic treatment can assist and improve your experience when visiting Niseko Japan. 

  1. Relief from Winter Sports Injuries: Niseko is famous for its skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Engaging in these sports can lead to muscle strains, joint sprains, and other injuries. Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain and promote faster recovery from such injuries.
  2. Improved Joint Mobility: Cold weather can exacerbate joint stiffness. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve joint mobility, allowing individuals to move more freely and comfortably during their stay.
  3. Pain Management: Whether it’s back pain from carrying ski equipment or neck pain from looking down at a map or smartphone, chiropractic care can provide non-invasive pain management solutions.
  4. Enhanced Performance: For those participating in winter sports competitions or simply trying to maximize their enjoyment on the slopes, chiropractic adjustments can help optimize biomechanics and improve overall performance.
  5. Prevention of Future Injuries: Through spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques, individuals can enhance their body’s ability to withstand the physical demands of winter sports, reducing the risk of future injuries.
  6. Holistic Health Approach: Chiropractic care focuses on the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By addressing the tone of the deep spinal muscles and ensuring proper nervous system function, individuals can experience improved overall health and wellness during their time in Niseko.

  1. Localized Expertise: Seeking chiropractic treatment in Niseko means accessing professionals who understand the specific needs and challenges associated with the local environment and activities. We have been in Niseko since 2018 and understand the mountain, the types of injuries it’s guests have and how best to manage it. We also have a great referral network of other knowledgeable practitioners in the area. 
  2. Complementary Care: Chiropractic treatment can complement other forms of therapy or treatment that guests might be exploring, such as physiotherapy or massage therapy, offering a holistic approach to recovery and wellness.

In summary, while enjoying the picturesque landscapes and thrilling activities in Niseko, guests can benefit from chiropractic care to address and prevent musculoskeletal issues, optimize performance, and enhance their overall well-being.

Click below to make an appointment with Niseko Mobile Chiropractic 





December 14, 2023 Uncategorized

Snowboarding and skiing in Niseko is an exhilarating winter sport that demands not only skill and courage but also places significant stress on the body.

As snowboarders and skiers carve through snow-covered slopes, they engage various muscle groups, joints, and ligaments. The physical demands of the sport can lead to muscle tension, fatigue, and even the risk of injury. To counteract these challenges, many snowboarders turn to sports massage as a crucial element of their training and recovery routine. Niseko Chiropractic has some great massage therapists on staff and we will now  explore the myriad benefits of sports massage for snowboarders and how this therapeutic practice can contribute to improved performance, enhanced recovery, and overall well-being.

The Physical Demands of Snowboarding:

Snowboarding is a dynamic sport that requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and balance. Riders constantly shift their weight, engage their core, and use their lower body muscles to control the board. The impact on muscles and joints is substantial, especially during intense maneuvers such as jumps, spins, and sharp turns. This physical strain can lead to muscle tightness, soreness, and reduced range of motion, impacting both performance and recovery.

Sports Massage: Niseko Chiropractic’s Tailored Approach to Snowboard and Skiing sports massage.

Sports massage is a specialized form of massage therapy designed to address the unique needs of athletes, including snowboarders. Unlike traditional massages, sports massage focuses on specific muscle groups and aims to enhance flexibility, alleviate muscle tension, and promote overall recovery.

Niseko Chiropractic has been offering Sports massages in Niseko since 2018. Here are some key benefits of sports massage for snowboarders:

1. Improved Circulation:

Snowboarders often experience reduced blood circulation, especially in extremities like hands and feet, due to exposure to cold temperatures. Sports massage promotes blood flow, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles and tissues. Improved circulation aids in the removal of metabolic waste products, reducing muscle soreness and accelerating the recovery process.

2. Alleviation of Muscle Tension and Soreness:

The repetitive motions and high impact of snowboarding can lead to muscle tightness and soreness. Sports massage employs various techniques, such as effleurage, petrissage, and myofascial release, to target specific muscle groups, release tension, and alleviate soreness. This not only provides immediate relief but also contributes to long-term muscle health.

3. Increased Range of Motion:

Snowboarders rely on a wide range of motion for fluid movements on the slopes. Over time, however, the demands of the sport can result in reduced flexibility and joint mobility. Sports massage incorporates stretching and joint mobilization techniques to enhance range of motion, allowing snowboarders to move more freely and efficiently.

4. Prevention of Injuries:

Injuries are an inherent risk in snowboarding, with strains, sprains, and overuse injuries being common. Sports massage plays a crucial role in injury prevention by identifying areas of tension or imbalance in the body and addressing them proactively. Regular sessions can help snowboarders identify and address potential issues before they escalate into more serious injuries.

5. Faster Recovery from Intense Sessions:

After a day on the slopes, snowboarders often experience muscle fatigue and overall exhaustion. Sports massage accelerates the recovery process by reducing muscle soreness and promoting relaxation. This allows athletes to bounce back more quickly, ensuring they are ready for the next challenging session.

6. Stress Reduction and Mental Well-being:

Snowboarding is not only physically demanding but also mentally taxing. The pressure to perform well, coupled with the inherent risks of the sport, can lead to stress and anxiety. Sports massage has a holistic impact on an athlete’s well-being by reducing stress hormones and promoting the release of endorphins, fostering a positive mental state.

7. Enhanced Body Awareness:

Through the hands-on approach of sports massage, snowboarders develop a heightened awareness of their bodies. This increased body awareness allows athletes to identify and address imbalances, asymmetries, or areas of weakness, enabling them to optimize their training and reduce the risk of injuries.


In the world of snowsports, where physical demands are high and the margin for error is slim, incorporating sports massage into a comprehensive training and recovery routine is a wise investment. The benefits go beyond mere relaxation; they extend to improved circulation, alleviation of muscle tension, increased range of motion, injury prevention, faster recovery, stress reduction, and enhanced body awareness.

Snowboarders who prioritize sports massage as an integral part of their athletic regimen are likely to experience not only improved performance on the slopes but also a prolonged and fulfilling career in this exhilarating winter sport.

As with any training and recovery practice, consistency is key, and consulting with a qualified sports massage therapist can ensure that the sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the individual snowboarder. 

If you would like to sched a mobile massage or Chiropractic appointment with Niseko Chiropractic you please book online on the link below 



December 10, 2023 Uncategorized

Open for business


Niseko Mobile Chiropractic and Massage is now open for the 2023/24 Season.

If you have an injury or would like a sports massage and would prefer a premium service where we come to you we hope you can keep us in mind.

This is now our 5 year treating english speaking tourists in Niseko both Chiropractic and massage therapy and we think we have unique service in the market catering to top end clients that want the very best in mobile manual therapy and body work.

Both Brent and Maki would like to wish you the very best for your trip to Niseko and we hope we might have the chance to improve it for you.

To make an booking for Niseko mobile Chiropractic and massage please click the link below.




August 9, 2023 Uncategorized
Just a big shout out to my poor Okinawa clients that had to to endure Typhoon Knanun the last week and sorry to learn of those that have suffered some lasting damage. 

Whilst not the strongest typhoon to hit the island Knaun’s unique gift was to come back for a 2nd approach over the north forcing people to hide indoors for a full week with over 50 knot winds blasting them many without power for several days.  

Kind of felt a bit guilty as whilst the typhoon was raging I was catching up with long lost mum and dad from Australian whilst we traveled around some of southern Hokkaido.

The team at Okinawa Sports and Spinal is now back to normal hours so if you were one of the many people that had to cancel or reschedule your appointment this last week we would love to be able to see you again soon. 

Just a heads up that Brent will be returning to Okinawa from this Tuesday the 15th of August.

September dates have also been released ( 12th- 27th Sept ).

For bookings please click here 


July 9, 2023 Uncategorized

Just a heads up that Brent will be returning to Okinawa for Chiropractic services from Wednesday July the 12th. If you are seeking an English speaking Chiropractor that uses a multimodal approach we hope you can keep our services in mind.

Now working as part of Okinawa Sports and Spinal that also offers Physical Therapy, Sports massage and a Doula birth support service.

For booking please go to www.okisportsandspinal.com 



June 21, 2023 Uncategorized

We have recently rebranded our Okinawa operating at Okinawa Sports and Spinal and We have recently migrated to a new virtual Number. If you are looking for an English speaking off-base Physical therapist, Chiropractor, Massage therapist and now Birth Doula in Okinawa you can reach us on new number.





June 9, 2023 Uncategorized


Snowboarding is an exhilarating winter sport that combines speed, balance, and skill and there is no better place to develop your style than Niseko. 


However, like any physical activity, snowboarding carries its own set of risks, including the potential for injuries. Understanding the most common snowboarding injuries is crucial for both enthusiasts and beginners, as it allows them to take necessary precautions to stay safe on the slopes. In this article, Niseko Chiropractic explores the top snowboarding injuries, their causes, symptoms, and most importantly, how to prevent them.

  1. Wrist Injuries Wrist injuries are among the most prevalent snowboarding injuries, accounting for a significant portion of cases. When a snowboarder falls, it is natural instinct to extend the hands to break the fall, which can lead to various wrist injuries. The most common wrist injuries include sprains, fractures, and ligament tears. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, tenderness, and reduced wrist mobility. Wearing wrist guards, maintaining proper balance, and learning how to fall safely can significantly reduce the risk of wrist injuries. When you first come to Niseko practise falling. I mean seriously give it a go, lean backwards and tuck your arm in front of you so you aim to fall mainly on your side and slightly on the back of your shoulder blade. In the opinion of Niseko Chiro every snowboard school should teach and practise falling. 
  2. Ankle Injuries. Ankle injuries are another common occurrence in snowboarding. Twisting or hyperextending the ankle during a fall can result in sprains or fractures. Symptoms of ankle injuries may include pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty walking. Properly fitting boots that offer ankle support, warming up before hitting the slopes, and avoiding overexertion can help prevent ankle injuries.
  3. Knee Injuries .Knee injuries are frequently reported among snowboarders, with damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) being a common concern. Sudden twists or changes in direction can strain or tear the ACL, causing significant pain and instability. Symptoms may include swelling, limited knee movement, and a popping sound at the time of injury. Strengthening the leg muscles, using knee braces for added support, and practicing proper technique while landing jumps or making turns can decrease the risk of knee injuries.
  4. Head Injuries Head injuries can be severe and even life-threatening for snowboarders. Collisions with objects or falls on icy slopes can result in concussions, skull fractures, or other traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms can vary from mild headaches and dizziness to loss of consciousness and memory loss. Helmets are now compulsory in Niseko and are a ” no brainer ”  Wearing a properly fitted helmet designed for snowboarding is essential for protecting the head and reducing the risk of head injuries. Additionally, maintaining awareness of surroundings, following trail rules, and avoiding risky behavior can greatly decrease the likelihood of accidents.
  5. Shoulder Injuries. Shoulder injuries are prevalent among snowboarders due to the high-impact nature of the sport. Falling onto an outstretched arm or experiencing a direct blow to the shoulder can cause dislocations, separations, or rotator cuff tears. Symptoms may include pain, limited arm movement, and visible deformities. Strengthening the shoulder muscles, using protective gear such as shoulder pads, and practicing proper falling techniques can help prevent shoulder injuries.

 injuries are an unfortunate but common part of the sport. By understanding the most prevalent snowboarding injuries and taking necessary precautions, you can enjoy your time in Niseko without taking back an unexpected souvenir.

Wearing appropriate protective gear, maintaining proper technique, and staying within personal skill limits are key components of injury prevention. Remember, safety should always be a top priority when engaging in snowboarding activities.


June 1, 2023 Uncategorized

Despite a few hiccups at the start addressing a staffing issue in our Tokyo office Okinawa Sports and Spinal is still on track to offer English speaking  off-base Physical Therapy and Sports massage in Sunabe Okinawa from the 4th of July.

Brent Verco is also due to resume Chiropractic services from Wednesday the 14th of June. To make an appointment with a Chiropractor, Physical therapist or book a Sports massage please  click here 


May 31, 2023 Uncategorized

Just a heads up that Brent will be available evenings in Niseko until Sunday the 11th of June for Mobile Chiropractic appointments before heading back down to Okinawa on the 12th of June. Currently managing some building work in between slower demand over the non peak period. 

We hope you are enjoying the start of another amazing Niseko Summer and look forward to helping manage your injuries over this time. Maki is also available for remedial massage over summer on reduced hours so if you are looking for quality Chiropractic and massage in Niseko in June we hope you can keep Niseko chiropractic and massage in mind. 



May 13, 2023 Uncategorized

Great to see the new clinic in Sunabe coming together. We still have some availability from tommorrow Sunday the 14th of May.

Today we took delivery of the new Chiropractic table and was very impressed with the built quality. No doubt this will be a steady workhorse for years to come.

If you are seeking an English speaking Chiropractor in Okinawa Japan we hope you can keep Sunabe Chiropractic in mind. Now operating in junction with the Okinawa physio to become Okinawa Sports and Spinal.

for online bookings please go to



March 28, 2023 Uncategorized

Finding Okinawa Sports and Spinal

How to find to find us

Please note that from April 2023 Okinawa Okinawa Sports and Spinal have moved to our new address in Sunabe.

If you were seeing Sunabe Chiropractic at the the ” old purple house ” that address is no longer being used so please come find us at our new location which is just around the corner.

The full address

1-477 Miyaki Chatan-Cho

Google Maps link here

If you are driving from route 58 turn into the Sunabe turn-off near the Family Mart and drive past the fishermans co-op that is opposite the Sanae Supermarket. Turn right at the 2nd set of lights and then continue on until the first set of lights where you turn left heading towards ” All season wetsuits ” surf shop.

At the surf shop turn right and then we are on the first Corner.


We have one Parking place reserved for guests right out the front. If this is taken you may temporally use the additional guest parking but please do not park under the covered carport as this space is used by the upstairs tenant.

If both these options are unavailable please park houses down on the Seawall.

Online bookings here



Embedded map here


March 13, 2023 Uncategorized

Muddy March in Niseko.

And just like that it was over.

One day it was dumping pow for was a truly epic February up in Niseko and then the taps turned off in one instant. This year feels like just like the season of 2020 when it just all came to grinding halt.

I usually try and keep our posts positive and take a nice pic that I hope makes you think ” oh it’s beautiful world ” but not today.

Today is ” Muddy March ” and one of the few times of the year where living in Niseko just doesn’t blow your mind. Take your pick, pouring rain, windy, cold or muddy. It’s sometimes just not so nice to be in Niseko in the very early spring.

If you are planning a trip next year try for late feb as your cut off for still getting great conditions here.

On the upside it has given us locals a chance to breath after the craziest season on record and even better my family is coming down to join me for a days in Okinawa this trip so hopefully they can get away for a bit too.

Thanks again to all my returning clients and the chance to meet some new ones this year and I hope that you may get to revisit Niseko again soon.

Returning to Okinawa from 22nd March 

For Okinawa appointments from
22nd March click below 

Niseko availability 

As for Niseko, if any locals need some Chiro work I’m still here until this Sunday if any locals need a tune up.
Niseko Chiro appointments
Massage available over spring and summer in NIseko
Maki is also still doing mobile massages over the spring and summer season. Whilst the chiro side of things has slowed the last few weeks Maki is still powering along with bookings from both tourists and locals.To book directly with Maki for a Niseko Massage

Click here 

We are also hopping to have some updates on a more permanent Okinawa location moving forward too, Watch this space 🙂


February 15, 2023 Uncategorized
Well I Finally managed to find some breathing space up here in Niseko.

And it was perfect timing with some mates from Okinawa coming up visit and we find time to ride the POW for 3 days in a row and also manage a season first visit to Rusutsu.

After managing everybody elses snowboarding niggles on ageing bodies I was finally able to collect my own ! Never entered a season as unfit as this year and it’s a mistake I will be not be repeating next year. My everything hurts !

Just a heads up that due to growing demand I have been able to extend my Okinawa visit another 5 days and will be now be taking appointments up until Saturday the 4th of March.

For Okinawa appointments
22nd feb- 4th March click below 


Niseko avaiability until this Sunday 19th Feb
As for Niseko, if any locals need some work after being as busy as I was this year happy to sort you out this week.

My last day taking Niseko appointments will be Sunday the 19th of Feb. I will be back in Niseko from the 6th of March.

It Was great to see some old clients again this season and for those that did make it up to the worlds best powder for the first time I hope you had a great time and hope to see you again in the future.

For Niseko bookings click on the link below


January 18, 2023 Uncategorized

Dear Tokyo and Okinawa clients of Niseko Chiropractic.

Just a courtesy massage to let you know that Brent will be returning to Okinawa from the 25th of Jan 2023 and Tokyo from the 3rd of Feburay.

Apologies for the delay in getting back down south again but it’s so busy up Niseko after the borders have been closed for 2 years.

To my Niseko Clients I will be taking Niseko bookings again from the 9th of Feb.


To make a Chiropractic booking at one of our locations please go to



January 18, 2023 Uncategorized

After the most hectic season on record for Niseko Chiropractic and Niseko mobile remedial massage we know finally have some bookings available within a few days.


If you would like to book a mobile massage in Niseko with Maki she now has availability most days from the 18th of Jan onwards.

Our specility is 90 minute sessions which allows a bit more time to get to stronger pressure in mutitple areas. We do expect peak demand again over chinease new year so it’s best to book ahead to avoid dispapointment.


You can book your Niseko chiropractic and mobile massage appointments on the link below




December 27, 2022 Uncategorized

Niseko’s mobile remedial massage and Chiropractic service took a break for some family time over the Christmas period but we are back in action with appointments available  from the 28th of Dec.

If you would like book a mobile 90 minute remedial massage you can see our availability and book online on the link below




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Please do not hesitate to contact Niseko Chiropractic if you have any questions.We apologize in advance if there is some delay in our response during peak periods. You can contact Niseko Chiropractic at info@nisekochiropracic.com


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