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. Christine LaChance, PT, DPT, CLT
Clinic Manager

Christine grew up in the Cape Cod Area of Massachusetts where her love of nature, sports, and physical therapy began. Her mother was a physical therapist for fifty years and her father a sports writer. Her brother recently graduated with a Master of Science Degree from Boston University. And her dog, Indy, was born and raised on Maui.

Christine was one of  Imua Physical Therapy’s first employees in Kihei and now returns in the role of Clinic Manager.

She is excited to return to work on Maui and especially to work with the people of Hawai’i.

Christine graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 1997 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2015. She began her career at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Christine went on to work at other renowned hospitals and clinics in Boston, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale. She led the Cancer Rehab Program at Holy Cross Hospital in Florida, where she also worked on a National Institute of Health (N.I. H.) Study. This N.I.H. Study examines the role of reverse axillary mapping in breast cancer treatment and in lymphedema prevention.

Christine brings over twenty-five years of experience back to Maui. She is an American Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A.) Certified Clinical Instructor and has trained students clinically for more than twenty years. Her specialties include Spine and Joint Treatment through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy; Myofascial Release through the John Barnes’ Technique; Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute; Lymphedema Management through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy; and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Institute and the A.P.T.A.. She is Summit Certified in Oncology Rehabilitation and a National Lymphedema Network Expert Clinician. Her other advanced training is in vestibular dysfunction; foot and ankle orthotic prescription and fabrication, and complex medical and surgical rehabilitation. Christine has experience in marketing and program development.

In her spare time, Christine enjoys indoor and outdoor activities including anything in the water, practicing yoga, and spending time with her dog, Indy. She is currently working on her 500 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification. She has run several full and half marathons including Maui, Honolulu, Nantucket, and Boston. She also played N.C.A.A. Division III Collegiate Soccer and Softball at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts.

Christine believes in promoting work-life balance and in a holistic approach to healthcare.

Melissa LMT

Melissa Eisenhart, LMT, RYT

 

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.

Melissa has completed 200 hours of training and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is passionate about empowering our oncology population through yoga and also cultivating community, hope and gratitude.
 
In her spare time she enjoys being active in the Maui community and being a mommy to her son. 

Dr. L. Victoria Musselman, DPT

 
Victoria was born in the upstate of South Carolina into a family who loved sports and being outdoors. She grew up playing basketball, soccer, volleyball and running and spent summer’s camping. 
 
During college she studied Exercise Science and played college soccer. She also volunteered in the athletic training room and completed her college internships at local orthopedic physical therapy clinics; it was during that time she realized her passion for working with people to help them recover and move forward from their injuries. 
 
She went on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Azusa Pacific Univeristy in Northeast LA county and graduated in 2020. During PT school she had clinical work in a variety of settings and found an interest in treating orthopedics and neurological disorders. 
 
Since starting at Imua, in addition to treating Orthopedic and Neurological needs, Victoria has completed coursework with PORI oncology training and is pursuing more coursework in this area to effectively treat patients with on oncological diagnoses. 
 
Victoria moved to Maui in 2021 with her wonderful husband and in her free time she enjoys being at the beach and hiking Maui.

Samantha Silvestri, PTA

Sami grew up in Los Angeles, California before she moved to Tucson and graduated from University of Arizona with her Bachelors in Public Health in 2018. She continued on to get her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant, as she loves working with people and making a difference every day.

Sami has had a passion for health and fitness since she was young, as she played soccer and softball throughout her childhood. She later followed that passion into CrossFit, and finally found her way into the field of physical therapy by working as a PT technician for two years. Since then, Sammy knew she was meant to be a PTA, which is what drove her to continue her education not only to get her license, but to go on to specialize in oncology.

Sami has completed PORi’s Foundation of Oncology training, and looks forward to continuing her education and oncology rehabilitation.

One of Sami‘s favorite places to be is the beach, as she is happy snorkeling, scuba diving, or just relaxing. When not on a beach, Sammy loves exploring Maui and all it has to offer!

Alexander Ma, DPT

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Hailey Burrows, PTA

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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. 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.

Alexander Ma, DPT

 

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Kara-Anne Oshiro, DPT

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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 is a PORi (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute)- Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Therapist.  She has completed the Foundations of Oncology Coursework, Chemotoxicity and Cancer Exercise Management, Head and Neck Cancer and also the Breast Cancer Training.  She has mentored and trained with the founder of PORI, and is excited to continue to expand Imua’s Oncology Rehabilitation Program to meet all the needs of Maui’s Cancer population.  

 
She is certified in Graston Technique, an evidenced-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 is Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment, a well-researched, exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  She maintains her Athletic Training Certification, and she has also recently completed Complete Concussion Management Certification. Other clinical interests include Vestibular Rehabilitation (oncologic & non-oncologic) and NAIOMT.  

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.

Shiela DiNunzio, MSPT

Shiela was raised in western Michigan surrounded by water, agriculture and the feel of small town connection.  Graduating from Grand Valley State University, she sought warmer temperatures and relocated to Coastal Virginia for the next 25 years.  She worked her way up the career ladder from a staff physical therapist to rehabilitation management within a corporate network.  Next she owned and directed her own clinic for 8 years before being sought after to join a specialty orthopedic surgery and sports medicine physician group.  Here she both managed and practiced within this specialty.  She and her family moved to Hawaii in 2019, taking advantage of military orders.

As a clinician, Shiela’s specialty is orthopedics of all kinds for all ages; traumatic, pre and post surgical, sports medicine, and reaching into the geriatric population.  She holds certification in SFMA (selective functional movement assessment) levels I and II which is a specialty approach considering mechanical relationships and motor planning in resolving pain and dysfunction.  She completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and frequently uses conceptual elements from yoga in her treatments. 

In Shiela’s free time she loves spending time with her family at the beach, in or on the water, hiking and eating.  She’s happy to once again find herself surrounded by the beauty of the water, the land and a hometown community.

Kara-Anne Oshiro, DPT

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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.

Dr. Zachary Swaney, DPT
Assistant Clinic Manager

Zachary was raised in Ventura, CA and attended BYU Hawaii to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then spent two years in Peru as a service missionary for his church. There he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He then attended Loma Linda University where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He worked in Ventura, CA at an outpatient orthopedic clinic that specialized in balance and vestibular therapy while also working as a home health therapist part-time. Zachary then joined Imua in December 2020. He treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions and places an emphasis on manual therapy and individualized creative care. He would like to continue fine tuning his skills in balance and vestibular rehab as well. He and his wife Al always planned on moving back to Hawaii after attending college on Oahu. They enjoy surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and doing anything at the beach.

Yana, Facility Dog

Yana is the Imua Physical Therapy Facility Dog!  Yana graduated in 2021 from the Assistance Dogs Of Hawaii Service Dog Program!  She has been in Hawaii since she was a young pup, and did her initial puppy-raising training on Oahu.    Her name in Hebrew means, “God is gracious”.  Yana is a beloved staff member;  spending most of her time in the Wailuku clinic with our amazing oncology patients and other patients who have acute or  chronic lymphedema.  She can occasionally be spotted at other facilities, with her handler, Tiffany. 
 
When not working, Yana loves to visit her colleagues at the Assistance Dogs of Hawaii facility in Makawao.  She also loves to go on hikes, swim in her pool, and relax at home with her favorite pillow, blanket, and the boys in her house.

Samantha Silvestri, PTA

Sami grew up in Los Angeles, California before she moved to Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with her Bachelors in Public Health in 2018. She continued on to get her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant, as she loves working with people and making a difference every day.

Sami has had a passion for health and fitness since she was young, as she played soccer and softball throughout her childhood. She later followed that passion into CrossFit, then finally found her way into the field of physical therapy by working as a PT technician for 2 years. Since then, Sami knew she was meant to be a PTA, which is what drove her to continue her education not only to get her license, but to go on to specialize in oncology.

Sami has completed PORi’s Foundations of Oncology training, and looks forward to continuing her education in oncology rehabilitation.

One of Sami’s favorite places to be is the beach, as she is happy snorkeling, scuba diving, or just relaxing. When not on a beach, Sami loves exploring Maui and all it has to offer!

Jain Vaughn, LMT


Jain moved to Hawaii in 1988, and began her career in massage in 2009. After graduating from Hawaii Island School of Massage, she endeavored in a massage career working with triathletes, especially Ironmen, often volunteering for every race that took place on the Big Island. She has continued to study various massage modalities in order to expand her massage prowess.

Passionate and driven her focus is on functional wellness that can touch every aspect of life. The rest of the time, she enjoys golf and baking.

Our Pukalani Staff

Dr. Ryan Butler, DPT

Clinic Manager

Ryan was raised in Virginia by two physical therapist parents. Throughout childhood, he witnessed how they served, healed and changed lives through their work. 
Young and inspired, Ryan wanted to do the same. 
 
Through hard work and provision, he graduated from University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2020 and began his journey as a physical therapist. He has continually developed skills in treating neurological, vestibular and orthopedic conditions. His goal is to empower patients and work alongside them to overcome challenges and restore function to allow them to do what they need to do!
 
Ryan and his beautiful wife Cassidy love being outside. They love people. They love God. 
You will likely find them hiking, mountain biking, swimming or jamming to some tunes.
You’ll also likely find Ryan kicking a soccer ball wherever and whenever he can.
Melissa LMT

Melissa Eisenhart, LMT, RYT

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.

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.

Dr. L. Victoria Musselman, DPT

Victoria was born in the upstate of South Carolina into a family who loved sports and being outdoors. She grew up playing basketball, soccer, volleyball and running and spent summer’s camping.
During college she studied Exercise Science and played college soccer. She also volunteered in the athletic training room and completed her college internships at local orthopedic physical therapy clinics; it was during that time she realized her passion for working with people to help them recover and move forward from their injuries.
She went on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Azusa Pacific Univeristy in Northeast LA county and graduated in 2020. During PT school she had clinical work in a variety of settings and found an interest in treating orthopedics and neurological disorders.
Since starting at Imua, in addition to treating Orthopedic and Neurological needs, Victoria has completed coursework with PORI oncology training and is pursuing more coursework in this area to effectively treat patients with on oncological diagnoses.
Victoria moved to Maui in 2021 with her wonderful husband and in her free time she enjoys being at the beach and hiking Maui.

Tina Sosa, OT

Tina comes to IMUA PT as a seasoned occupational therapist with over 30 years experience. Her skills include working with patients in a variety of settings and diagnosis. She believes strongly in using self as a therapeutic intervention with a full time mission to assist each and every patient to achieve their maximum potential and functional return of lost skills. Diagnoses Tina has treated include hand and upper extremity injuries, parkinson’s disease, cognitive dysfunction, neurological impairments, acute and late effects of stroke symptoms, activity of daily living, muscle imbalance, arthritic conditions and generalized weakness. Tina enjoys spending time with her husband and their two small dogs: Cruiser and Jellybean. She also enjoys hiking, waterfalls, stand up paddle boarding and relaxing on her porch with a good book and cup of coffee.

Mike Jacob, MEd, PT

Mike grew up in New Jersey with a fascination for the outdoors and physical performance. As a Physical Education Teacher with a Masters degree in Special Education he went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 1984 .

 

Longtime Maui resident, Mike has been serving the island community as a Physical Therapist for 32 years as a private practice business owner and clinician. Mike has prior experience working as a travel therapist, acute care, home health, and Rehab hospital PT.  He enjoys helping and educating clients with a variety of post-surgical, neurological, geriatric, and sports medicine conditions.

 

He enjoys traveling, back country camping as well as participating in conservation efforts on Maui.  He is actively involved in efforts to irradicate invasive species from Haleakalā and is currently working with his wife on a pilot program with Conservation Dogs of Hawaii.  Through Friends of Haleakalā and Re-Tree Hawaii Mike has volunteered planting trees and managing Nene habitat. He is an avid hiker, beach goer, organic gardener, coach, and family man.

Hailey Burrows, PTA

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Kara-Anne Oshiro, DPT

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