Amber has been a physical therapist over 20 years,18 of those years on Maui. Her master of physical therapy and bachelor of exercise science are from Northern AZ University, both magna cum laude. A certified Pilates instructor, yoga practitioner, functional anatomy course instructor, and aquatic therapist she addresses injury and the effect on the body as a whole. She has advanced education in manual therapy for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee, foot, and ankle, also in closed kinetic chain rehabilitation and trigger point release.

She is a firm believer in the healing touch used with expert exercise prescription and education. This principle is firmly imbedded into the foundation of the practice. She has spent many years working side by side with an industrial medicine physician and allied healthcare professional team to rehabilitate countless workers; widest possible range in injuries from acute to 25 yr old cases. Some career highlights include successful narcotic weaning for chronic spine pain patients when decades of other treatments failed and, at the other end of the spectrum, rehabilitating Olympic athletes back to medal contention.

Meet Our Therapists

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Cathy Weingartner, PTA

Cathy attended Kapiolani Community College where she acquired her Physical Therapist Assistant license. Cathy has her passion for improving the quality of life for her patients with therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. She strives to provide a positive and energetic therapeutic experience for her patients with her team. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Prajna Acharya, was born and brought up in Mumbai, India and moved to Chicago, USA in 2013 to get her Master's in Rehabilitation sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After graduating in 2015, she started working in a Skilled nursing facility while also pursuing a Doctorate degree. She graduated from her Post Professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro college in Bayshore, NY in 2018. During her doctorate courses, Prajna took courses in functional mobilization, lumbo pelvic manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and grew to be interested in manual therapy and started working as a Physical therapist in an outpatient setting. Prajna has 6 years of experience during which she has treated patients of all ages in a variety of clinical areas including pre/post-operative, orthopedics, work comp, auto accidents, recreational and collegiate athletes, geriatrics, sports injuries, vestibular disorders, chronic pain, whiplash, cva, performance enhancement, wellness training and injury prevention. She practices an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to treatment, with a strong emphasis on therapeutic exercise, postural/core stability, functional manual therapy and movement training, and patient education to get the best possible outcome for her patients. 
Prajna likes to travel, read, cook, eat out and explore new cuisines in her free time. She has traveled to 44 states in the USA, 31 countries and 6 continents and is always looking for her next adventure.​​


Juyhun has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist specializing in integrative manual therapy and movement based clinical practice in various reputable settings. In addition to learning advanced manual osteopathic modalities in the US, she has traveled to SE Asia to receive direct training in various eastern bodywork styles, movement forms, and meditations.  She offers a comprehensive synergistic blend consisting of Myofascial release, Thai massage, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsing, and Visceral manipulation therapies to address the specific needs of the individual physically, emotionally, and mentally. Blending direct knowledge in structural and scientific medicine concurrently with esoteric energetic eastern and western healing modalities has facilitated positive, transformational, lasting healing results.


Brooke grew up in Northern California kayaking & riding horses on a 40 acre ranch. Brooke began her undergraduate degree on academic full ride to California State University Long Beach, after graduating Valedictorian.  Brooke decided in 1998 to follow her dream of becoming a professional whitewater kayaker, traveling to 32 countries and winning Freestyle Kayaking Worlds in Graz, Austria. Brooke completed the Human Physiology bachelor’s degree at University of Oregon and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Pacific University in Hilsboro, Oregon. Brooke joins us with 8 years of experience in outpatient PT clinic in Eugene, Oregon where she focused on Pilates based rehabilitation, myofascial release and Mulligan joint mobilization. Brooke enjoys working with all ages and offers a wide variety of experience with shoulder, knee, low back, sacral and hip pain. Brooke enjoys treating the body as a whole and helping individuals not only improve but to fulfill the bodies’ potential. When not in the clinic you can find Brooke surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing or doing yoga. 


Bonnie was born and raised in Northern California. Upon acceptance to Chapman University, she moved to Orange County to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  It was here that she first learned about pelvic floor physical therapy.  Once licensed, Bonnie was eager to specialize in this field.  
Her passion lies also in working with a variety of people, backgrounds, and diverse diagnoses.  From those dealing with orthopedic issues and/or pelvic therapy diagnoses to those who benefit from lymphatic drainage, Bonnie is devoted to providing high quality, individualized patient care with excellent outcomes.  She values the importance of a constantly expanding knowledge base and treatment applications as well as staying current with research and practice guidelines in the physical therapy world.  In
2020, she added RYT Yoga Certification and private
instruction to her tools to enhance patient care.  Since moving to Maui in 2022, she developed and currently teaches Functional Mobility classes in Wailuku.
When not in the clinic Bonnie enjoys scuba diving, free diving, hiking, travelling and volunteering.   She grew up hunting wild game and loves crafting, sound baths, and hanging with her two cats Thresher and Manta.   

Sveta’s adolescence was spent as a member of the Russian Junior Olympic team. By age 10, she drank coffee, enjoyed canned fish and was even allowed to miss geometry in order to train twice a day.
After emigrating to the US, she worked as a personal trainer (Equinox Fitness) while studying Sports Management at George Mason University. Inspired by her theory of competitive aging, where one lives each year of life better than last, she obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Since then, she has coached and treated numerous patients as well as received postgraduate certificates in strength and conditioning, dry needling, Thai massage and yoga therapy. Our musculoskeletal capacities may malfunction in the modern world given reduced need to move due to ubiquitous conveniences. It is my calling & honor to tune up, move & inspire your flesh & bones…the mind & spirit are encouraged to attend.

Karrie graduated with her Doctorate in 2011 after completing the accelerated doctoral program at University of Miami in Florida. She has practiced in all therapy settings and worked with nearly all diagnoses due to her 6+ years as a travel therapist, but her true passion is outpatient therapy, where she enjoys working interactively with patients to employ functional rehabilitation strategies to return them to their function and their best self. She has studied myofascial release and kinesiotaping extensively and continues to grow her manual therapy and exercise  techniques to allow for effective , efficient, and lasting relief from pain, whether chronic or more recent. Karrie also has extensive experience working with lower extremity amputee patients including prosthetic and pre-prosthetic training, as well as balance training for any adult with a high fall risk or fear of falling. In her spare time, Karrie can be found kayaking, hiking, or eating lilikoi.


Dr. Micah Strong graduated from George Fox University with a Doctorate in physical therapy in 2016. Lriginally from Oregon, Micah has since practiced in a variety of Physical therapy settings across the country working as a traveling physical therapist. Some of his past experiences include Neurological and stroke rehabilitation, Home care, vestibular rehab, Pediatrics, workers compensation, Orthopedics and sports medicine. He is passionate about medical missions, and has volunteered with teams in Uganda and Jamaica. His sports medicine experience includes being a member of the personal medical staff for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials for Track and Field held in Eugene, Oregon. He enjoys helping his patients reach their goals with a wholistic apporach to care withevidence based clinical practice and the use of manual therapy.

As a wellness advocate, Physical Therapist, and registered Yoga teacher, Ascena has acquired over 13 years of experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of various health conditions and sports injuries. Ascena completed her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in Canada in 2014, and has post-graduate training and specialization in the treatment of Neurological disorders such as spinal cord injury, stroke, MS, Parkinson's, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Ascena enjoys leading an active lifestyle and is passionate about empowering her clients along their own journey towards recovery, wellbeing and optimized health.