Yusuke Nakayama is an assistant athletic trainer/performance scientist with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Prior to joining the Cavs, Nakayama worked with the Michigan State University Spartan Nutrition and Athletic Performance Program (SNAPP) after spending the 2012-13 NBA season as training staff intern with the Detroit Pistons.
He has also spent time with the MSU athletics (2009-13), ATTACK Athletics (2008 & 2012) and as an intern with the New York Knicks training staff (2008-09 season).
Nakayama has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science from Waseda University in Japan, a Master of Science in Kinesiology from University of Arkansas in 2008 and a PhD in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from Michigan State University in 2013.
The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) is built around 30 years of clinical practice associated with recurring successes of specific patient treatment programs. We established reproducible, outcome-based programs based on consistent evidence-based correlations, discovered with patient biomechanical, respiratory, and neurological functional patterns and limitations. My passion for the integrated systems of the body has resulted in an examination and intervention process of the asymmetrical human body called Postural Restoration.