kona physical therapy team

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.

Conveniently located on the big island of Hawai’i, the sun-lit, boutique environment at Therapydia Kona offers a physical therapy experience that is both encouraging and casual; because why shouldn’t treatments be fun? Our physical therapists are highly-trained in a variety of physical therapy and wellness practices and selected based on their higher education and extensive clinical experience. With a strong belief in patient satisfaction, we want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Learn more about our physical therapy team and how they can start you on your path to lifetime wellness today:

Meet our team

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Tyler Patrick, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Clinic Director
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Bio:
Hailing from Sandusky, Ohio - a tourist town featuring Cedar Point amusement park and the largest indoor waterpark hotel - Tyler Patrick went to Ohio State to earn his BS in Athletic Training. While in school, he worked in college athletics as an athletic training student and during the summer before his senior year, Tyler had an internship with the Baltimore Ravens.

Tyler pursued his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University and furthered his education in Orthopedics through an Orthopedic Residency in South Carolina.

Tyler moved to the Big Island in October 2014 and is really loving the people and culture. As a big Cleveland, Ohio State, and Duke sports fan, he’s still getting used to watching football at 6am but it’s worth the tradeoff of being able to surf and be in the water year round. Tyler is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, passing a national examination demonstrating advanced knowledge and understanding in Orthopedics. He loves learning new physical therapy treatment methods and teaching his patients ways to optimize movement.

Education:
The Ohio State University for Athletic Training (‘09)
Duke University for Doctorate of Physical Therapy (‘13)
Proaxis Therapy Orthopedic Residency (‘14)


PT speciality/focus area:
Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy


Activities:
Surfing, Hiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Free Diving, Climbing, Slacklining, Traveling, Exploring, Playing Acoustic Guitar
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Stephanie Colasanti, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Bio:
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.

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.

Her interests in PT include orthopedics and neurologic population. She has already taken all of the manual therapy courses (continuing ed) offered by the University of St. Augustine, and plans to get Manual Therapy Certified after gaining more experience with orthopedic patients. She loves treating a variety of patients ranging from the orthopedic to the neurological patient population and to provide them with the tools they need to move and feel better to improve their overall quality of life. Her future goals are to become MTC certified, SFMA certified, and potentially certified in yoga for health professionals.

Education:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, 2016
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2013

Clinical focus:
General outpatient practice with a specialized interest in orthopedics and neurology


Leisure Activities:
Surfing, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, stand up paddling, traveling, chasing sunsets : )
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Samantha Guerpo

Office Manager
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Bio:
Samantha Guerpo is the office manager at Therapydia Kona. Originally from South Florida, she now calls the Hawaiian Islands home. She is a new resident of Hawaii coming from Oklahoma where she was the Marketing Coordinator for a very successful real estate firm.
After enduring a back injury, Samantha learned the importance of physical therapy and the overall success by being consistent with the exercises and instruction from the physical therapist.

Activities and Community:
As a new resident to the Big Island, she enjoys site-seeing, eating local food and going to the beach. In her spare time, she does graphic design and enjoys playing the acoustic guitar.

 

Why physical therapy?

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