At Therapydia Kona, we believe in personalized, one-on-one treatments based on your unique body and individual goals. Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.
Our physical therapy clinic has been voted the Best Physical Therapy by West Hawaii Readers. Mahalo to all our supporters!
Learn more about our physical therapy team and how they can start you on your path to lifetime wellness today:
Meet our team
Rebecca Roberts, PT, DPTClinic Director
Rebecca (Becky) is originally from Albuquerque, NM. She moved to Chicago after high school and spent her time in Chicago attending college, working in risk management for a law firm, traveling the world, and playing rugby. Through rugby, Becky grew a love for physical therapy and decided to switch her career path.
Becky attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. Becky worked as a traveling physical therapist, serving offices and patients across the United States, eventually taking a 6 month travel contract in our Kona office. Becky enjoyed living and working in Kona so much she stayed and joined the Therapydia team full time in January 2020. Her professional goal is to deliver high quality collaborative care to the residents of the Big Island.
Becky’s professional interests include outpatient orthopedics, pelvic health (women, men, & pediatric), pregnancy, postpartum care, contact sports, and chronic pain conditions. Becky completed her advanced pelvic health training through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Stephanie Colasanti, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Stephanie fell in love with the Big Island when she did one of her physical therapy internships at the Life Care Center of Kona and knew it would be a great place to practice physical therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine with training emphasis on manual therapy.
Stephanie is originally from Michigan, but moved to the north east coast of Florida when she was 8. She developed a passion for surfing and the ocean from growing up in Florida and spent a few years in between summers coming home from college as an Ocean rescue lifeguard. She also participated in junior lifeguards, teaching kids to surf, taking them ocean kayaking and teaching them the ropes of being a lifeguard. Growing up, she was also a cross country runner and avid tennis player. She has a passion for nature, outdoors and adventure, and after graduating undergrad she did a 1200 mile bike tour from Eugene OR to Los Angeles CA. She stays active in her free time either surfing, doing crossfit, hiking and backpacking and playing with her dog Moo.
Her interests in PT include orthopedic populations. She has special training in movement analysis and treatment of weight lifting and crossfit athletes and runners.
Cheryl FukushimaOffice Manager
Cheryl brings over 20 years of customer service experience to Therapydia Kona where she also loves to assist patients who speak Spanish as she is bi-lingual. She is originally from Austin, Texas and now residing on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband and daughter. Although she misses traveling through Texas and beyond, she really loves this big beautiful island. On the weekends, she enjoys taking her daughter to beaches and crafting events.
Jordan Peoples, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Jordan was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA where she attended Cal State Long Beach to pursue her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She moved to Missouri to attend graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to attending school to become a physical therapist, Jordan was on the USA National Karate team for 10 years with a third degree black belt, as well as achieved a first degree black belt rank in Judo. She is still involved in the martial arts community and volunteers at events whenever possible.
Jordan recently moved to the Big Island to be with her family. In addition to all of the outdoor activities the Big Island has to offer, Jordan enjoys training her dogs (Dillon, Buddy, and Rhodey). Her youngest pup, Rhodey, is in training to be a therapy dog, so that they can volunteer together in the local community.
Jade ValehoOffice Manager
Jade was born on Oahu and raised right here in Kona. After graduating from Konawaena, she moved back to Oahu where she went to college, worked and started her family.
Her love for the Big Island and dream to return to Kona became a reality in 2004. She enjoys all types of ethnic foods, going to the beach, hanging out with friends/family, and giving back to the community.
Jade shares her love for her family, her positive attitude, and strong communication and people skills, as a rule of her daily living.
Why physical therapy?
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