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*Kauai Therapy & Wellness Team*
Arlene Baker, Occupational Therapist- OTR/L LIC# OT-32
Arlene received a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of San Jose California and has been practicing as a licensed OT on Kauai in a variety of settings since the 80’s. Arlene has a solid background in working with Kauai’s population with Geriatrics & Pediatrics. Arlene has fulfilled years of experience with hand therapy both in outpatient and home health setting and holds specialized training with NDT & dysphagia & swallowing difficulties. She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, & Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii. She loves spending all the time she can with her grandchildren!
Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist- OTR/L LIC# OT-293
Mindy is a long time Kauai resident and a graduate from Kauai High School & Kauai Community College. Mindy received a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2000. Mindy has worked for over 17 years as an Occupational Therapist on Kauai in a variety of occupational therapy/rehabilitative/Pediatric settings as well as Hand Therapy Internships at The Hand Therapy Clinic in Southern California & Whittier California Outpatient. LEARN MORE>>>_____________________________________
Branan Read, Doctor of Physical Therapist – DPT, LIC# 4557
|Branan is a valuable member of our Kauai Therapy family! What you will notice first is his genuine kindness and compassionate nature with his patients. Branan is a native of Alabama. He a Hawaii registered & licensed Doctor of Physical Therapist. If you ever need any type of therapy we hope you get the chance to work with Branan!|
The patients & staff love him!
What keeps you busy when you are not teaching Physical Therapy? Volleyball, Basketball, SCUBA, hiking, I’M GOING TO LEARN TO SURF!
Hanna Read, Occupational Therapist – OT, LIC# 1735
Hanna graduated from occupational therapy school at Tennessee State University. She has a love for people and helping them to achieve their best with therapy.
What made you want to become a therapist? “ I originally pursued a career in business/marketing, but quickly found that money was not a huge source of drive for me. I fell in love with the focus of the independent self with OT and have not turned back since. Plus, I love hearing stories and getting to spend time with such a diverse population of people! “
What activities make you smile? “I love to play soccer and volleyball, go running with Pongo (my dog) & eat good food (especially nachos)!”
Favorite Quote ” “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones
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James is highly skilled & specializes in Orthopedic, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai , Prenatal, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Warm Bamboo, Trigger Point, Reflexology, & Sports Massage. He is a massage therapist, where you just have to say, “Wow” following a session. What do you like most about working at Kauai Therapy & Wellness? The staff are always willing to help people on their healing journey by treating and respecting the individual client.
Amanda Strauwald, DPT LIC# PT-3429
Amanda looks at the whole person – body, mind, and soul – and strive to bring health to all three. LEARN MORE>>>
Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist- OTR/L LIC# ID OT-1174
Mindy graduated from Loma Linda University in 2000. Her mother is an Occupational Therapist as well and thus Mindy knew at a very early age that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
Mindy was born right here in Sandpoint. She had an amazing childhood- always outside with a dog or two in tow on Pine St. Loop! Her passion was to return to her roots with a purpose to serve the community of Northern Idaho. “Part of my heart is right here in this tiny town & with these beautiful & kind people!”
Her husband & 3 children relocated here from Kauai, Hawaii & built a home right in town & are loving having seasons for the first time ever!
Jessie Hunt, Licensed Massage Therapist ID LIC# MAS-3349
Jessie loves her horses, singing, aromatherapy, and skin care.
Jessies Favorite Quote: ” Mind, body, spirit, medicine is the most effective type of healing.”
What Jessie loves about working at Kauai Therapy & Wellness: “Building personal relationships. It is the most gratifying, peaceful feeling to witness someones health improve with my help.”
Susan Colman, Clinic Coordinator
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Jon Gardunia, Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, ID LIC# 2549
Jon is a graduate from Brigham Young University & Idaho State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Heidi Disbro, Physical Therapy Assistant, ID LIC# PTA-5840
Heidi graduated from North Idaho College as a Physical Therapy Assistant to pursue her passion for helping people. She loves building relationships with each individual patient, as she coaches and guides them to recovery.
What activities make you smile? “I’m a family girl through and through: I love spending time with my husband and my pup, Pepper. The great outdoors are my fav. I love hiking, biking, paddleboarding, and exploring new places. I also absolutely love coffee and ice cream and would live off of them if I could!”
Favorite Quote: “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain
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