Minato Medical Science is a leading manufacturer with dominant shares in various physiotherapy device markets in Japan, where the needs for physiotherapy are rapidly increasing with the aging society.
According to the abridged life table for 2013, published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, which oversees medicine, health, and welfare in Japan, average life expectancy is 80.21 years for men and 86.61 years for women. The mean value between men and women is the highest in the world, and life expectancy for women has held the world’s top place for 29 consecutive years. As society ages, more people develop age-related chronic conditions that require less stressful treatment. Minato Medical Science provides excellent physiotherapy devices, focusing on the goal “Sincerest efforts to develop the most patient-friendly medical devices.” Among these devices, the Japanese market share is 74.5% for traction devices, including the world’s first commercialized traction chair “Super Trac,” and 61.2% for “Aquatizer” massage beds. Low-frequency massage devices also claim one of the largest market shares in the industry.