North Shore

Wellness Center

Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Mental Health, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Massage, Ayurveda

Our community’s new state-of-the-art Wellness Center provides

  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Mental Health and Counseling Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Life Coaching
The Wellness Center is a community driven 501(c)3 non-profit. It is fully integrated with the medical providers at Hale Lea Medicine & Urgent Care, which for over 25 years has served the communities of Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei, Haena, Anahola, Wailua and Kapaa. And we accept Insurance!

Long life, More Health, More Happiness!

Our Services

Physical Therapy

North Shore Physical Therapy has treated literally thousands of musculoskeletal problems over the last 25 years. Some of the best therapists on Kauai work with us— Noah Brantley DPT, Crystal Okamoto DPT and Todd Strong PT. Our highly-trained staff offer extremely effective treatments for all types of problems resulting from athletic as well as work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, rehabilitation from surgeries, balance and posture problems and injury prevention for kids and seniors. Effective treatments are routinely provided for neck pain, back pain, chronic pain syndromes, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, foot and ankle problems, knee problems, shoulder problems, and a multitude of postural and structural disorders. Therapists provide post-surgical rehab for knee, shoulder, hip and spinal surgeries. After careful evaluation, a treatment program will be tailored to your special needs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which needles are placed at specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy or Qi. For millions of people who live with pain, acupuncture  is now widely practiced in the West. Widely accepted among the medical community, acupuncture is used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. 

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a hands on drug free approach to healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning.

Seeing a chiropractor can be helpful for treating headaches, neck pain, back pain, radiating nerve pain and other musculoskeletal problems. The North Shore Wellness Center’s chiropractor brings over 35 years of experience to our community.

Therapeutic Massage

Stress Relief
Reduces Anxiety
Eases Muscle Tension
Improves Overall Sleep Quality
Promotes Greater Relaxation
Provides Muscle and Joint Pain Relief
Strengthens the Lower Back
Helps Fight Depression
Enhance Blood flow and Circulation
Helps with specific injuries— neck or back, frozen shoulder, headaches, TMJ, and many other conditions.

Mental Health and Well Being

Sometimes it’s just good to have someone to talk to—a caring, non-judging, insightful and open hearted person to help us find our way back to our best and happiest self. Trained and experienced, our counselors and psychologists work with everything and everyone. Please feel welcome.

Ayurvedic Medicine & Nutrition

One of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, Ayurveda was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.  It’s based on the idea that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health. although treatments may be geared toward specific health problems. Ayurveda and nutrition can be used for greater vitality, disease prevention, and treating specific problems such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, arthritis, gastrointestinal, menstrual and many other disorders. 

Life Coaching / Alignment

Sometimes it’s not about psychological counseling as much as simply getting our life aligned with its purpose. Seeing our life from that 10,000 foot view. Where are we heading—job, family, money, relationship, health. We sometimes feel stuck, in a rut, and wonder why things are such a struggle. Manisha Jehanno has the tools and skills to help you re-align, to assist you in getting the clarity to move into your best life.

Our Team

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Crystal Okamoto, DPT

Crystal received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Pacific University in Oregon. She then returned home to Hawaii, where she worked for 5 years specializing in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine and post-op rehabilitation. In pursuit of advanced training and to offer the highest level of care, she traveled to the US mainland to be certified in dry needling, ergonomics, other forms of manual therapy and functional rehabilitation. Areas of interest include preventive medicine, functional movement screens, and improving the quality of life for elders. After working around Washington D.C., the Midwest and the Virgin Islands, she has returned home to Hawai’i joining the North Shore Wellness Center ohana in Kilauea. She has a background in wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and is an assistant freediving instructor. 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Noah Brantley, DPT

Lover of the outdoors, Noah Brantley grew up in rural North Carolina where he played varsity soccer, basketball, and developed a healthy addiction to surfing. After receiving a degree in applied mathematics he needed to choose a path forward. In his words “I knew I wanted to help people and be a positive contributor to society while leaving minimal impact on the environment.”  Graduating from PT school in 2013 at the top of his class and class president, and receiving a doctorate of PT, Dr Brantley enjoys working with all of Kauai’s populations—from our Kupuna to our keiki, pro athletes to everyday working folks. To know Noah is to love him. 

 
Physical Therapy

Todd Strong, PT

Todd was born in Charleston, South Carolina and majored in exercise science. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina earning a masters degree in physical therapy. Todd worked at Wilcox hospital for many years before becoming a therapist at Hale Lea’s North Shore Physical Therapy. When he isn’t providing physical therapy for patients he is usually surfing. diving and paddling. His goal is to create a world class physical therapy clinic to bring out the best in all of us through the many services provided by North Shore Physical Therapy.

Chiropractor

Kalani Walther, DC

Working as a chiropractor for 35 years, Kalani was born in Hawaii in 1954. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1983 from Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon. He did post doctoral studies specializing in spinal trauma, receiving his CCST in 1999 from Life West Chiropractic College, San Leandro, Ca. For nearly 30 years Kalani practiced and owned a Chiropractic Center in Hercules California. For the last several years he has worked at the Kalaheo Wellness Center on Kauai. We are now lucky to have him working as a chiropractor with us at our North Shore Wellness Center, closer to his Kilauea home on Kauai’s North Shore. Kalani is married and has adopted two beautiful children from Guatemala. He is gifted and passionate about his service as a chiropractor and we are grateful to have him as part of the clinic’s medical team.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Martha Harkey, PhD, AP, RPh

Dr. Martha Harkey has experience in both conventional and complimentary alternative medicine. A BS/MS in pharmacy/pharmacology (University of Oklahoma), PhD in pharmacology (UC San Francisco), Lab Director (SmithKline BioScience Laboratories), and Adjunct Professor (UC Davis, School of Medicine). She has a certificate in Western Herbalism, is a graduate of the Aloha Ayurveda Academy and Kerala Ayurveda Academy, and completed internships in Aluva and Bangalore, India. On Kauai, she has worked as a consultant pharmacist providing medication therapy management for patients with multiple diseases, and provides Ayurvedic consultations which may include diet and lifestyle recommendations, medicinal herbs, meditation training and other therapies.

Therapeutic Massage

Elise Kutter, LMT

A licensed as a massage therapist for over a decade, Elise did her initial training in Costa Rica with continuing education and specialization in the USA. Familiar with many different massage techniques, including lomi lomi, deep tissue, Swedish, craniosacral and trigger point, her holistic and therapeutic approach focuses on complete healing and alignment of mind, body, and spirit. 

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

John Winnes, LCSW

John Winnes received his MSW in clinical social work from the University of Hawaii and has 40 years experience in public mental health settings and private practice. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals, couples and families, addressing a broad spectrum of behavioral health issues. John has been a loving supportive presence to our Kauai communities, counseling patients from Lihue, Kapaa, Anahola, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei and Haena for many decades. He has been an important part of our medical clinic and its vision on the north shore of Kauai.

 
Mental Health & WellBeing

Steven Dick, MS

Utilizing a client centered psychodynamic approach, Steven has been practicing counseling in the community mental health sector for over 20 years. His professional focus is primarily on Human Development, Human Sexuality, Gerontology, Family Systems and directly serving those in our community affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Steven currently serves as Vice President on the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors and believes in building a stronger Kaua’i community through social justice activism and the strengthening of interpersonal relationships. In his free time Steven enjoys staying physically active and spending quality time with his family, friends and canine pack.We are grateful for his caring service to our Kapaa, Anahola, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei and Haena communities by being part of the North Shore Wellness Center at Hale Lea Medicine.

Life Coach / Life Alignment

Manisha Jehanno

Sometimes it’s not about psychological counseling as much as simply getting our life aligned with its purpose. Seeing our life from that 10,000 foot view. Where are we heading—job, family, money, relationship, health.  We sometimes feel stuck, in a rut, and wonder why things are such a struggle. Manisha Jehano has the tools and skills to help you re-align, to assist you in getting the clarity to move into your best life. 

Acupuncture

Jolyn A. Rose, L.Ac, MSOM

Jolyn A. Rose, LAc was born and raised in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, She moved to the Hawaiian Islands in 1997 where she found her new home. Jolyn was introduced to Acupuncture and the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbs while looking for a way to address her own health concerns. After experiencing what she describes as life changing results, she enrolled in the Traditional Chinese Medical College on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007.  She completed her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2011. Combining various modalities such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Herbs, Electrical Stimulation, Aromatherapy, Chinese Dietetics, & Acupressure, Jolyn uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to address the imbalances of the body and gently supports the body’s meridians (energy systems) to create optimal health.

Insurance

North Shore Wellness Center accepts most insurance carriers (BC/BS, Medicare, Humana, HMSA, UHA, UHC, Kaiser, HMAA, Quest, Medicaid, Hawaii Workers Compensation, Hawaii No Fault (motor vehicle accident), and others. We will always try and help you to get you insurance to cover costs whenever possible.

Service Area

Serving the communities of Princeville, Kilauea, Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena, Anahola, Wailua and Kapaa. 

Get in Touch

Location

2430B Oka Street 
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754

Our hours

M-F 9-5
Saturday 9-1

Contact us

Phone: 808 828 0030

Our story

How You Can Help

As a non-profit healthcare organization North Shore Wellness Center / Hale Lea Medicine & Urgent Care is sustained by the support of its volunteers and generous gifts from its benefactors.

The clinic is now owned by Kauai Community Health Alliance, a not-for-profit corporation run by a community board. In this way the community itself can directly contribute, each according to their means and ability, and create healthcare the way we all dream it should be.