North Shore

Wellness Center

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

Feel Better Live Longer Be Happier

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

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 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 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


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.

Food and Nutrition

Cristina Cavanaugh

In addition to being Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist for over ten years, Cristina is a Certified Health Coach. Not believing in a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition, Cristina will meet you where you are on your health journey and help you create lasting habits that will lead to optimal wellness. While working with women in prenatal and postpartum stages of motherhood is one of her passions, she is also committed to helping people reclaim their health from diabetes, heart disease, struggles with weight, and a host of other challenges. Cristina practices evidenced based medical nutrition therapy in addition to looking at the whole body with a more integrative and functional approach. Through developing an individualized nutrition plan and helping to manage medical concerns, she is here to guide you along the way to feeling your best!


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.

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

Victoria Hinkle, LMT

Therapeutic Massage

Nicole Larson, LMT

Nicole is a highly-skilled Licensed Massage Therapist with over a decade of experience in a wide array of healing techniques and modalities. Receiving her training in Colorado where she worked in Boulder focusing on Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, and Sports Massage. She is ambitious, friendly and committed to providing body work for well-being of mind, body and soul.

Therapeutic Massage

Theresa Kaye, LMT

Teri graduated from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2003. She continues taking courses to expand her knowledge and refine her massage skills. She has been a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) since 2003. Teri is client centered offering a wide range of modalities while specializing in injury massage techniques such as Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Creative Mobility and site specific work. She focuses on individualized care for each client to reach and maintain their goals of healing and personal wellness. Teri believes massage provides a mind/body connection for total healing and future injury prevention. We are lucky to have Teri on the NSWC healing staff.
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.
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

Carolyn Williams-Orlando PhD

Carolyn Williams-Orlando received her Ph.D. in humanistic and transpersonal psychology from Saybrook University and has 18 years mental health counseling experience with children, teens, adults, veterans and elders. She specializes in mind-body therapies and client-centered approaches which target attentional and behavioral concerns, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, spiritual emergency and distress. She is sincerely grateful and honored to serve North Shore Wellness Center in Kilauea and Hawaii Center for Children and Families in Waimea. Dr. Willow also has a masters degree in virology from Harvard Medical School.


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


2430B Oka Street 
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754

Our hours

M-F 9-5
Saturday 9-1

Contact us
Phone: 808 828 0030
Fax: 808 977 7769

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.