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Physical Therapy in Kailua

All about physical therapy

Physical therapy has been practiced for centuries, beginning with early Roman and Chinese societies that utilized treatments like water therapy, massage, heat and movement to improve and restore movement and function.

Adventist Health Castle’s physical therapists are valuable members of your healthcare team. They have graduated from an accredited university with either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree and have taken their licensure examinations in the state of Hawaii to practice therapy. We hire only the most qualified, dynamic therapists to provide services to our patients.

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If you have already made an appointment for physical therapy with Adventist Health Castle, you can save some time by opening your Patient Medical Information Form, printing it at home and completing it before your visit.

You can either bring the completed form with you to your appointment or fax it to the location where you have your appointment. Our fax numbers are:

Kailua Fax: (808) 263-5058
Kāne‘ohe Fax: (808) 235-1326

What happens in physical therapy?

Physical therapists provide a method of investigating and solving problems for each patient’s condition. They begin with a thorough evaluation, which may include:

  • Tests of the range of motion of your joints and the strength of your muscles
  • Palpation of soft tissues (manual inspection of skin, joints and other tissue)
  • A neurological assessment to ensure that your nervous system is functioning correctly
  • A pain assessment
  • An evaluation of your daily activities and how they are affected by your injury

After your evaluation is completed, the therapist will look at all the data collected and provide you and your doctor with a recommended plan of care. Your goals for treatment are important to us. As most of the responsibility for recovery lies with you. When we have a plan customized for your unique goals and needs, treatment begins.

Treatment in physical therapy consists of three main types:

  • Modalities: These treatments are passively provided to the patient to work on pain, tightness, swelling and other symptoms. Examples include hot packs, electrical stimulation and ultrasound. These treatments alone are only marginally effective in treating an injury and are most successful used with more active procedures.
  • Procedures: Procedures are active treatments that require your participation or a therapist’s manual skills to promote healing and improved mobility. Examples include exercise programs, joint mobilization and gait training.
  • Education: Education and training of you and your family are among the most significant interventions a physical therapist can offer. Often your body mechanics or posture is contributing to an injury or pain. Working with your physical therapist to correct and change that positioning or habit can eliminate many problems.

Talk to your doctor about physical therapy

Your physical therapist is a skilled member of your healthcare team. They are trained in thorough evaluation and problem solving techniques. Your physical therapist will ask for your assistance in setting goals for your treatment and, on an ongoing basis, ask you to rate your improvement and your progress toward your goals.

Physical therapy services are provided to patients at Adventist Health through home care services and at our outpatient rehabilitation services in Kailua and Kāne‘ohe. Ask your doctor if physical therapy would benefit you.

If you’d like to ask us questions or schedule an appointment, we can be reached at:

Rehabilitation Services
Adventist Health Castle
640 ‘Ulukahiki Street
Kailua, HI 96734

Phone: (808) 263-5303
Fax: (808) 263-5058
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. closed holidays.

Rehabilitation Services
Castle Professional Center
46-001 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 103
Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744

Phone: (808) 263-5040
Fax: (808) 235-1326
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. closed holidays.

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