Yuko Miyazaki, DPM
I first became aware of possible injuries from sports when I played basketball in high school and witnessed several major injuries. This must have been the impetus of my interest in physical therapy. Upon graduation from high school, I was accepted to the Nittai Medical College of Judo Therapeutics in Tokyo. The school was created for the study of medical treatments for injuries such as dislocations, fractures and sprains. I went to night school here for three years while training in the clinic, associated with judo therapy and working with patients during the day. A professor of orthopedics introduced me to podiatric medicine and I realized that this was what I wanted to do. After earning my diploma I decided to study in the United States and came to Reno to study at the University of Nevada.
Soon after I arrived, I started looking for an opportunity that would allow me to put my 3 years of training into practice. I was offered a position on the University of Nevada Reno Women’s tennis team as a trainer and massage therapist.
I completed podiatry school at Temple University, School of podiatric Medicine, in Philadelphia and residency training at Kaiser Medical Foundation in Vallejo, San Rafael and Santa Rosa.
I have been working as a Patient Management Receptionist for 10 years. I most enjoy helping each and every patient feel welcome and at ease when they come to the office. I am married for 30 years and have 2 grown sons. When I am not working at the Medical office, I am helping my clients find their dream homes as a realtor. In my spare time, I love to read and spend time with my family.