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Therapydia Kona is an innovative Kona physical therapy clinic using cutting-edge technology to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction and outcomes. We believe that there are many paths to wellness and utilize a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and functional strengthening to normalize movement patters and restore function.

While we are dedicated to helping clients recover from injury, we also have a passion for helping our clients lead healthy and balanced lives. Our fitness programs are instructed by licensed physical therapists who provide an informative and safe workout and offer strategies for injury prevention.

Conveniently located in Kona on the big island of Hawai’i, our unique space is warm and inviting. At Therapydia Kona, you will experience a different approach to physical therapy, one-on-one, with the physical therapist. We consider every client as an individual on the path from rehabilitation to performance and will work with you to develop a custom program to reach your wellness goals.

Meet our team

Our Kona physical therapy team has extensive experience in the injury rehabilitation and sports performance. Therapydia clinics are focused on not just outcomes, but also patient satisfaction, meaning you receive the best possible quality of care.

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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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Lev Borukhov, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Bio:
Lev is from Queens, NY. He graduated Stony Brook University with a double major in Psychology and Health Sciences. His academic pursuits coupled with his love of martial arts, movement, and performance led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011, and has worked in various physical therapy settings for the last eight years. During this time, Lev witnessed that the biggest reason for poor rehabilitation outcomes was due to decreased time spent with patients by their physical therapist. Too often, patients were passed off to aides or trainers, or just given a sheet of paper and told to do exercises on their own. He strongly believes that movement is the key to recovery and exercises are what we use to facilitate correct movement.

Lev has been an avid martial artist since the age of 15. He was an amateur Muay Thai (Thai style of kick boxing) fighter for Chok Sabai Gym in New York City. He has traveled to Thailand numerous time for training trips with his coach and fight team. He has also led strength and conditioning programs for amateur fighters at Chok Sabai Gym.

Education:
Stony Brook University Double Major in Psychology and Health Science
New York Institute of Technology Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT speciality/focus area:
Performance Physiotherapy
Orthopedics
Chronic Pain
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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

Hear from Tyler Patrick, Clinic Director of Therapydia Kona, discuss how physical therapists screen for ACL risks for injury prevention.