For Sawako Obara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Mar 21, 2017
Dec 21, 2015
Aug 28, 2014
Wrist tendinitis and back pain are among the physical ailments that often affect new mothers, usually from the lifting and carrying required in caring for babies. To provide relief, a physical therapist in Japan has drawn up a parenting regimen that combines techniques from the Okinawan martial art of "kobujutsu" with daily movements and chores.
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