Our Staff

Our energetic and motivating therapists provide a personalized, focused approach to “Move you Forward” and get you back to your life …and you’ll probably have fun while you’re doing it! We use an evidenced-based approach and we support generous continuing education for our staff, providing you a treatment plan designed specifically to reduce your pain, get you moving, and reduce future injuries. Our staff specializes in a range of treatments including Custom Foot Orthotics, Oncology Rehabilitation & Lymphedema Treatment, Graston Technique, Concussion Management, Message Therapy, Occupational therapy, Wound Care, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Our Kihei Staff

Dr. Robert Silva, DPT
Clinic Manager

Bobby was raised in Northern California, completed his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology in Colorado, and then graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He moved to Maui in 2016 and has been a member of Kihei Canoe Club ever since. Bobby has completed multiple seasons of regattas and long distance inter-island races; he has a goal to complete the Molokai Hoe from Molokai to Oahu next year. Bobby has also been a part of the crossfit community since 2014, competing in local competitions and the open each year. He enjoys all things active and loves exploring all that Maui has to offer in his free time, along with his wife, Emily and their dog Barley. He has experience helping a wide variety of people of all ages and backgrounds. He enjoys physical therapy as a profession since it utilizes the body to heal itself through movement without the need of external factors.

Melissa Eisenhart, LMT

Melissa was born and raised in western NY, then moved to Chicago.  Melissa became interested in massage work after her own injury and chronic illness.  Massage helped her to heal and she desired to help others do the same.  In pursuit of her calling, she attended the Soma Institute of Massage, where she was valedictorian. During her studies, she had the opportunity to complete an internship at the Rehabilitation Center of Chicago where she worked on professional athletes, local marathon runners and patients with chronic pain and injury.  Maui fulfilled her dream of living on a tropical island and she is now involved in the local mommy and church communities here, where she spends part of her time planning play groups and helping to run the Keiki Klothing Exchange.  Melissa is trained in many modalities that allows for customization of massage to each patient’s needs with any injury, illness or pain.  Melissa believes that massage has a place in both healing and preventing injury/illness.

Dr. Matthew Kociuba, DPT

 

Matthew received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Methodist University in 2019. Since a young age, Matthew has been involved in a number of sports including tennis, swimming, soccer, skiing, and basketball which have all helped to shape his passion for physical fitness and understanding human movement. Prior to physical therapy school, Matthew worked as a personal trainer. During his free time, he enjoys working out, hiking, surfing, golfing and finding new ways to stay physically active. Matthew believes that a whole body, hands on approach is the best way to treat orthopedic and sport injuries because it allows his patients to gain a better understanding of their bodies and to take appropriate measures to ensure they remain pain/injury free. Matthew enjoys working alongside his patients and being a part of their journey of recovery towards a pain free and active lifestyle.

Dr. Tiffany Prangnell, PT, DPT, ATC, CLT-LANA, MDT

Tiffany graduated from Duquesne University in 1998, with her Bachelors in Athletic Training and her Master’s in Physical Therapy. She also played Division I Volleyball while at Duquesne. In August of 2015, she graduated from Evidence In Motion’s Executive Private Practice Doctoral Program. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, receiving training in 2003 (135 hours) and then sitting for the LANA (Lymphology Association of North America) exam, the highest standard in credentialing among lymphedema therapists in the US.

Tiffany has completed PORi’s (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute) Foundations of Oncology and Specialized Head & Neck Cancer Training. She has also completed Advanced Breast Cancer Training. She is Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment, a well-researched, exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

She is also certified in Graston Technique, an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. She maintains her Athletic Training Certification, and she has also recently completed Complete Concussion Management Certification. She has lived on Maui since 1999, and considers herself extremely blessed to call Maui home and be a part of the health & wellness community that she loves.

Tiffany serves as Imua Physical Therapy’s Director of Clinics. Throughout her career, she has served several roles in the physical therapy profession in managing outpatient clinics and now as a private practice owner. She enjoys the opportunities she has to mentor, coach and train younger therapists and assistants in documentation, clinical skills, and leadership. She has been an active member of the APTA and the Hawaii Chapter of the APTA since 2005.

She is also passionate about volunteering with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, and has been a Puppy Raiser for several dogs in the last few years that have been permanently placed in facilities. When not working, Tiffany loves spending time with her husband and twin boys being active or supporting their activities. She also enjoys yoga, stand up paddleboarding, hiking and relaxing with her family on Maui.

Caitlin Hausman, PTA


Caitlin was raised in Arizona where she attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with her degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. Since her time as a student Caitlin has gained experience in pulmonary rehab, geriatrics, orthopedic, and neuro rehab, and is excited to now be training in lymphedema/oncology therapy at Imua. When Caitlin is not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, staying active outdoors and exploring all that Maui has to offer.

Our Lahaina Staff

Peter Ferrer, MSPT
Clinic Manager

Peter R Ferrer is a graduate from Barry University In Miami Florida with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. He has 26 years experience and has worked in several settings including a Trauma Hospital, occupational medicine, orthopedic and sports medicine.

He has actively been taking advanced training and coursework throughout his career. Peter has a diverse background that includes Cranio-sacral (Upledger Institute) and has more recently completed a 3 year Clinical osteopathic/Manual therapy degree from the French Osteopath Alain Gehin.

Peter also was manager/Supervisor of a large trauma hospital Outpatient PT dept and was director of clinical education. He has also taught several courses in gentle osteopathic techniques such as MET (Muscle energy) and Tensegrity.

His specialties are knee and ankle rehab but is well versed in a variety of disorders as well as chronic pain syndromes. Peter enjoys an active lifestyle that includes surfing, yoga, golf, hiking and swimming. He is currently living In Napili with his wife Alna and their dog Irie and is thrilled to be in Maui serving the community.

Dr. Matthew Kociuba, DPT

 

Matthew received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Methodist University in 2019. Since a young age, Matthew has been involved in a number of sports including tennis, swimming, soccer, skiing, and basketball which have all helped to shape his passion for physical fitness and understanding human movement. Prior to physical therapy school, Matthew worked as a personal trainer.

During his free time, he enjoys working out, hiking, surfing, golfing and finding new ways to stay physically active. Matthew believes that a whole body, hands on approach is the best way to treat orthopedic and sport injuries because it allows his patients to gain a better understanding of their bodies and to take appropriate measures to ensure they remain pain/injury free. Matthew enjoys working alongside his patients and being a part of their journey of recovery towards a pain free and active lifestyle.

Brittany West, PTA

 

Brittany is a 2016 graduate from the University of Evansville with a degree in Exercise Science and as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Before relocating to Maui, Brittany worked in Knoxville, TN in an acute care hospital toward specializing in cardiac and joint rehabilitation. Brittany completed PORi’s (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute) Foundations of Oncology Coursework and is excited to be on the lymphedema/oncology team and has a special interest in breast cancer.

When Brittany is not in the clinic, she enjoys hiking, beach days, snorkeling, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Colin Fuqua, DPT 

Colin was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He studied health sciences as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2013. At the beginning of 2015, he went on to pursue his DPT in physical therapy from Tennessee State University.

He has a particular interest in othopedic therapy and had the opportunity to study under a NAIOMT-certified physical therapist in Chicago, IL who specialized in sports and recreational therapy with an emphasis on rehabilitating golfers and cyclists.

His clinical experience has taken him from the surgical orthopedic unit of a large hospital in downtown Nashville to the close family of Imua Physical Therapy, directing the recovery of professional athletes, dancers and workers alike. Colin has since returned to the island of Maui to rejoin the Imua family, where he is able to partner many of his hands-on techniques with the exceptional variety of practitioners that Imua has to offer.

 He currently lives in west Maui with his beautiful wife, Chelsea. Together, they enjoy backpacking, snorkeling, golfing and chasing the best sunsets that any town has to offer.

Our Wailuku Staff

Dr. Tiffany Prangnell, PT, DPT, ATC, CLT-LANA, MDT & Clinic Manager

Tiffany graduated from Duquesne University in 1998, with her Bachelors in Athletic Training and her Master’s in Physical Therapy. She also played Division I Volleyball while at Duquesne. In August of 2015, she graduated from Evidence In Motion’s Executive Private Practice Doctoral Program. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, receiving training in 2003 (135 hours) and then sitting for the LANA (Lymphology Association of North America) exam, the highest standard in credentialing among lymphedema therapists in the US.

Tiffany has completed PORi’s (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute) Foundations of Oncology and Specialized Head & Neck Cancer Training. She has also completed Advanced Breast Cancer Training. She is Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment, a well-researched, exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

She is also certified in Graston Technique, an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. She maintains her Athletic Training Certification, and she has also recently completed Complete Concussion Management Certification. She has lived on Maui since 1999, and considers herself extremely blessed to call Maui home and be a part of the health & wellness community that she loves.

Tiffany serves as Imua Physical Therapy’s Director of Clinics. Throughout her career, she has served several roles in the physical therapy profession in managing outpatient clinics and now as a private practice owner. She enjoys the opportunities she has to mentor, coach and train younger therapists and assistants in documentation, clinical skills, and leadership. She has been an active member of the APTA and the Hawaii Chapter of the APTA since 2005.

She is also passionate about volunteering with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, and has been a Puppy Raiser for several dogs in the last few years that have been permanently placed in facilities. When not working, Tiffany loves spending time with her husband and twin boys being active or supporting their activities. She also enjoys yoga, stand up paddleboarding, hiking and relaxing with her family on Maui.

Dr. Kevin Bender, DPT, MTC

 

Originally from Long Island, NY, Kevin graduated in 2005 from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology of all things. After working in the zoology field for several years, which included living in the Florida Keys researching dolphins, living in a tent in central Florida working for University of Florida’s biological field station, and living in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California studying ground squirrels, Kevin finally decided to switch to a more stable career (most likely a wise decision).

Given his love of sports and fitness, Kevin decided to go back to school for physical therapy and attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida which specializes in manual therapy. In 2012 he graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has worked in various settings since, including outpatient, acute care, and home health. In 2014 Kevin went back to the University of St. Augustine to receive his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) and received a certification in Active Release Techniques (ART) in 2016. Kevin takes pride utilizing these skills everyday to help his patients return to optimal function and performance. Although his passion is outpatient Orthopedics, Kevin also enjoys working with neurological patients, geriatric patients, and (on occasion) even pediatric patients.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys running, working out, and hiking. He has maintained a passion for wildlife conservation and is also interested in photography, film, and literature. Kevin is also a slightly below average musician and plays guitar/piano/bass/ukulele and sings (if you want to call it that). When he was cooler, he played in a variety of alternative rock bands. Kevin recently moved to Maui and loves being near both the ocean and the mountains.

Terri Driesel, PT

 

Terri received her BHS in PT from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988.  She worked in rural Southern Missouri, doing home health, inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home services for 24 years, before moving to Maui in 2012.  Twelve of those years in Missouri were spent as a working manager in a rural hospital where she helped develop and implement a wound care program for both inpatient and outpatient populations.  She has experience with wound debridement, specialty dressings, and negative pressure wound therapies and plans to pursue her wound care specialist certification.  Terri’s background includes treatment of orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular diagnoses.  In her free time, Terri enjoys stand up paddle surfing and other water activities. 

Sean Jonick, OTR

 
Sean is a 2001 graduate from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including acute hospital care, sports, skilled nursing, outpatient, and home health. 
 
He’s originally born and raised on Oahu, but has worked in California and Nevada, relocating to Maui to be closer to family. In his spare time, he coaches his son’s baseball and his daughter’s softball teams.

Heather Causey, LMT

 

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Brittany West, PTA

 

Brittany is a 2016 graduate from the University of Evansville with a degree in Exercise Science and as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Before relocating to Maui, Brittany worked in Knoxville, TN in an acute care hospital toward specializing in cardiac and joint rehabilitation. Brittany completed PORi’s (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute) Foundations of Oncology Coursework and is excited to be on the lymphedema/oncology team and has a special interest in breast cancer.

When Brittany is not in the clinic, she enjoys hiking, beach days, snorkeling, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Caitlin Hausman, PTA

 

Caitlin was raised in Arizona where she attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with her degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. 

Since her time as a student Caitlin has gained experience in pulmonary rehab, geriatrics, orthopedic, and neuro rehab, and is excited to now be training in lymphedema/oncology therapy at Imua. When Caitlin is not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, staying active outdoors and exploring all that Maui has to offer.