North Shore

Wellness Center

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

Corona Virus Update

To our patients:

We continue to stay open to be able to serve the needs of the community. However, for the safety of our workers and patients we have applied some policy changes in regards to infection control and check-in procedures. These precautions were in response to changes in CDC guidelines which continue to be updated daily, as well as our own internal policies to maximize social distancing and minimize unnecessary contact. The issues with COVID 19 are likely to be long term perhaps upward of a year. With proper precautions you do not need to neglect your healthcare needs.

How will my Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic and other care be affected?

You will see several changes in check-in policies at the North Shore Wellness Center. You will be asked a series of screening questions:
  1. Do you have a fever, cough, or any respiratory problems?
  2. Have you travelled out of state or off island in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had any contact with anyone suspected or having COVID-19?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, please cancel your appointment. You might be offered Tele-PT visit as an option (covered by some insurers).

Mental Health counseling services are still being offered via telehealth (telephone/video) and are fully covered by insurance.

Please wear a mask in the Wellness Center. If you do not have one we will do our best to provide one as long as we have adequate supplies. We will no longer use our waiting room, so please show up to your appointment on time (not too early). If you arrive early, you might need to wait outside if the weather is nice. Please try and use a restroom before coming to your appointment.

What else are we doing?

We are monitoring our staff’s health at the beginning of each work day. Temperatures are taken for all patients upon entry and staff twice a day . We have redoubled our efforts to sanitize the clinic using CDC recommended products known to kill viruses. We have adjusted our clinical staff schedules in order to minimize capacity to 10 people or less. We strongly support social distancing at this time and are making changes in our schedule to make social distancing more practical. If an in-person clinic visit is not ideal, we offer online physical therapy treatment (video/telemedicine). Please call us for details.

FULL Patient COVID-19 Policy and Procedures

  • If you are experiencing cough or fever (65 year or older above 99.6 temperature; younger than 65 years above 100.4), please seek advice from your medical providers at Hale lea Medicine & Urgent Care in Kilauea,
  • Call us to cancel your appointment if: (1) you are experiencing cough, fever, respiratory symptoms; (2) have traveled outside of the state of Hawaii or off island in the last 14 days, or been around anyone who has been off island; (3) Had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Patient temperatures are taken upon entering the clinic. Temperatures of staff are taken twice a day.
  • You may wait in your car for your appointment, or outside if the weather is nice.
  • Please attend your appointment alone. If you need assistance, your caretaker may attend your appointment with you. Don’t bring children. Other family members can stay in the car.
  • Please try and use a restroom before coming to your appointment.
  • Verbally check in with the font desk. Sign in sheets are suspended till further notice.
  • Please do no congregate or loiter in the waiting room after appointment.
  • You will be given hand washing instructions.
  • Masks are required of all staff and patients coming into the clinic.
  • Masks are available to our patients who do not have their own if we have adequate supplies.

THANK YOU— we’re getting back to a NEW NORMAL! Look forward to seeing you.

Please call us at 808-828-0030 and someone will contact you to answer your questions.

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 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. 


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. 



Emelia Haraguchi, PT, DPT, OCS

Emelia completed her undergraduate work at Vanguard University of Southern California, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. Upon receiving her BS degree, she went on to earn a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Southern California. While at Chapman, Emelia worked as a graduate assistant for the Doctoral students, tutoring in courses including Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Orthopedic Clinical Pathology. During her clinical internships, Emelia received intensive instruction under many of Orange County’s top Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS), where she honed her skills as a manual therapist and skilled diagnostician. She also worked alongside one of the west coast’s top orthopedic surgeons to author a pilot clinical study of symptoms and function before and after total knee replacement. Her research received top honors, and was selected to be presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, Orthopedic Division in 2012. In 2015, after practicing for several years, Emelia became recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, becoming a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. With her intensive training in orthopedic manual therapy, and an in-depth understanding of exercise, strength, and conditioning, Emelia’s treatment style incorporates a skilled hands-on approach to therapy, using innovative treatment techniques, and progressive, individualized exercise prescription to maximize patient outcomes and success. Emelia believes in empowering her patients to take charge of their health through education on the nature and cause of their condition, to promote self- management of each condition. She takes pride in developing personalized treatment plans and setting specific goals to optimize the function, wellness, and overall quality of life of each of her patients. Emelia is happily married to her husband, Randall, a civil engineer from Hanalei, and they reside on the east side of Kauai. Together, Randall and Emelia share two children, a daughter and a son, Lilah and Kanaloa, and their dog, Banks.
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.


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. 


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.


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.