Tracy (TracySawadaOT@KonaRehab.com) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1984. After graduation she worked in a variety of inpatient, outpatient and home health settings. Since 2000 she has worked in an outpatient clinic focusing on the treatment of those with hand injuries. In 2007 she became a Certified Hand Therapist.
As a hand therapist she can treat a variety of traumatic and chronic hand disabilities including
Tracy also supports injured workers when they return to the workplace. Typical support activities include a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to determine allowable activities, work hardening to restore vocational abilities, job site analysis, and assessments of the work station and its ergonomics.
Amy (AmyDavisPT@KonaRehab.com) received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1997 from Mesa State College. She completed her graduate studies at Des Moines University, Osteopathic Medical Center in 2000 where she earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She hold a specialty certification in Neurodevelopemental Training (NDT); a treatment approach for stroke and brain injured clients.
She has over 12 years experience in outpatient orthopedics successfully treating a multitude of physical impairments/injures such as:
Amy provides one to one patient care starting with a comprehensive evaluation. Treatment is administered specifically to achieve patient's goals. She incorporates use of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold laser, traction, and heat/cold. Amy effectively utilizes hands-on techniques to treat soft tissue and joint restriction. Therapeutic exercise is customized and taught to the patient to assist in achieving optimal joint range of motion, muscle flexibility and strength.
Vin Dalisay (AlvinDalisayPT@KonaRehab.com) has experience in acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, and post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation. Vin received his doctorate in Physical Therapy in August 2012 from Andrew Taylor Still University located in Mesa, Arizona.
Vin received his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Saint Jude College in Manila, Philippines in 1998. In 1999 he made a four year committment to serve in the US Air Force and was stationed in Boise, Idaho. After completing his military service, Vin spent three years working at a rehab hospital inpatient setting in Boise. Prior to his move to Kona, he worked for three years on Oahu with the US Navy where he treated active duty Navy, Marine, and Army personnel with sports-related injuries and post-surgical orthopedic conditions.
Born in California, he moved to the Phillipines at a very young age which helped him develop fluency in the Tagalog language.
When not at work, Vin enjoys hiking, playing basketball, playing guitar/ukelele and spending time with his wife Melinda and son Calvin.
Amy (AmyHoogsPT@KonaRehab.com) earned both her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees through Ithaca College in 2001 and 2002. The first years of her professional career, she worked as a contract therapist in a variety of settings and locations on both the east and west coast, Alaska and finally settling on Oahu before moving to Kona full time.
Traveling for the beginning of her career allowed Amy to gain a broad perspective of the healing journey. Experience in trauma units, hospitals, rehab centers, nursing facilities, and outpatient services has helped her adapt treatment plans to meet your unique goals and focus on patient education and understanding.
Areas of clinical interest and specialty include shoulder rehab and injury prevention, pre and post surgical joint replacement therapy, helping senior citizens maintain active lifestyles while reducing pain, and increasing core stability to reduce back pain and prevent re-injury.
Lavi (Lavi@KonaRehab.com) is the Office Manager and Back Office Clerk. She was born and raised in Pahala, Hawaii and is a graduate of Pahala Elementary and Kau High School. She attended Los Angeles City College.
She is a member of the American Cancer Society, Vice President/Secretary of Honaunau Small Boat Association and member of Kona Iki Trollers Fishing club. She is the owner of Lavi's Cleaning Service and Kaleimaeole Farms.
Her hobbies include fishing, camping, relaxing at her beach home whenever possible and she enjoys watching football, soccer and basketball games.
Christine (Christine@KonaRehab.com) is the Front Office Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. She was born and raised in Kailua-Kona and graduated from Kealakehe High School in 2004. Christine has a degree as a Physical Thearpy Aide and Medical Coding and Billing from Penn Foster Career School and is currently working on another degree to become a Registered Nurse. Her interest in helping people has always been her motivation to continue her career in the medical field.
When not at work, Christine enjoys the outdoors such as fishing and hiking.