Mimi Yamakawa Armstrong

About Me

Mimi moved to Australia over 20 years ago from Japan and completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in WA. Mimi is an APA Titled Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist, having completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. She has also completed post graduate degrees in Manual Therapy and Paediatric Physiotherapy (Melbourne University).

Mimi lives on the Bellarine after spending extended time working overseas, predominantly in Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

Mimi has worked within a varied field of sports including working with Japanese National and under 19 world cup rugby teams, FIFA beach soccer, martial art (Judo and Jujitsu) and endurance athletes.

Her special interests include, hip/pelvic girdle pain, spinal pain and headache. Being a mother of 3 herself, having played tennis competitively over many years and competed in state / National long-distance running events as a junior, she has also developed a special interest in treating adolescent/paediatric conditions.

Whilst living in the Middle East, Mimi was awarded by Harvard Medical School International and had the opportunity of spending time in Harvard affiliated facilities including Boston Children’s Hospital and adjunct sports clinic.

Mimi is passionate about preventing/preserving younger athletes and weekend warrior from injury and other potential issues arising from being super-active.

AHPRA Registration

Physiotherapist: PHY0001897095

Physiotherapy award & background
  • Harvard Medical School International (Tamayoz Award 2007)
  • Japanese national team (2003 camp)
  • Under 19 world championship Japanese team local support (2006, UAE)
  • FIFA Beach soccer local support (2009, Dubai)
  • Rugby top league Japan (Team Hino)
  • Dubai Ladies Judo Club

Outside of work, Mimi loves playing tennis, golf (if time allows), running, cooking, and most of all being soccer mum.

Mimi grew up in Tokyo, Japan with early sporting interests in tennis and middle-distance running, competing at both state and national levels.

After moving to Australia to complete her physiotherapy studies she then spent further time abroad in both Japan and the UAE working in private clinical settings and various sporting teams.

After relocating back to the Geelong region with her young family Mimi joined the team at Grand Slam Physio. Mimi herself encountered a number of injuries in her junior athletic days and now as a mother of 3 active children has developed a special interest in working with adolescent / paediatric clients.

She is passionate about preventing / preserving the musculoskeletal health of active young people as well as weekend warrior.

Mimi now lives in Barwon Heads and still enjoys playing tennis, running, golf (when time allows) and being a soccer Mum.