F&L’s Aquatic Physical Therapy Program has officially moved to the Kokokahi YWCA pool. Aquatic Therapy treats most conditions and injuries, helping patients improve their balance, strength and flexibility through therapeutic exercises in the water. The newly resurfaced pool is heated to 86-88 degrees and has a chair lift to accommodate those who need assistance entering the pool.
Come and check us out at the pool during the week:
Downtown Decadence: A night of food, fashion and fun to benefit the YWCA. On Friday, October 18th, Fukuji & Lum volunteered their massage services for this extravagant and inspiring fundraising event. Two of our massage therapists, Lallie Sinay and Lisa Yamasaki, gave guests therapeutic and relaxing massages throughout the evening. They had a great time making people feel great and loved being part of such a wonderful decadent experience! Fukuji & Lum hopes to be a part of this event again next year.
Every October, Fukuji & Lum staff look forward to celebrating their profession with a month full of EXTREME HALLOWEEN FUN, CRAZY FASHION and TEAM SPIRIT! Each clinic celebrates PT Month by participating in Spirit Days throughout the month. From Wacky Hair Day to Pattern Confusion Day, staff are given the opportunity to show off their creative side. As for Halloween, the staff picked this year’s theme to be “Arcade Adventures of F&L”. Staff will be dressing up as arcade game characters. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all the craziness that goes on at our clinics!!
Fukuji & Lum PT has always been an organization that has given back to its profession. We recognize that we have been blessed with an opportunity to deliver a service that has a significant impact on our community. Whether its organizing a free car wash or providing therapy screenings at a health fair, F&L believes in the value of giving back to our community.
F&L also values community education and one of the most important components to our organization is our student volunteer and intershipprogram. These programs focus on developing future physical therapists. We have developed relationships with several universities and colleges to take interns as part of their curriculum as a requirement for their graduation. We also offer opportunities to high school and college students who are interested in learning about the profession to observe first hand what physical therapists do. Currently we have students from Pacific University, Northeastern University and Northwestern University.
October is Physical Therapy Month and you will see several of our therapists and students involved in different activities to recognize our profession. Please help us celebrate this special month by making our students feel welcome and part of our ohana.
October is National Physical Therapy Month and the clinics of Fukuji & Lum Physical Therapy are having a “Spread the Aloha” drive, collecting various donation items each week to support local charities. For our staff at F&L, this drive gives us the opportunity to provide services to those less fortunate in ways other than direct clinical care. We want them to have footwear, clothing, toiletries and other necessities that will help them to be healthier, more active and improve their overall quality of life.
If you are near one of our four locations on Oahu, please fell free to stop by and make a donation. You can also enter our drawing for a FREE one-hour massage for any weekly donation you make.
Donation Schedule: Items must be gently-used or unused…Thank you in advance for your donations.
Week 1 Oct 1st – Oct 5th Donate SOCKS/SHOES/SLIPPERS
Week 2 Oct 7th – Oct 12th Donate CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES
Week 3 Oct 14th – Oct 19th Donate BED & BATH ITEMS (Linen and toiletries)
Week 4 Oct 21th – Oct 26th Donate BOOKS/TOYS/DVDS/GAMES
Week 5 Oct 28th – Oct 31st Donate SPORTS AND FITNESS GEAR/EQUIPMENT
Fukuji and Lum Physical Therapy hosted physical therapist students and faculty members from Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University on September 13, 2013. The students observed treatments such as joint mobilization, traction, and electrical stimulation at the Kaneohe clinic, participated in work conditioning exercises and training at WORC, and viewed aquatic therapy at the Pohai Nani pool.
The group of students from Japan were led by Sensei Rie Takakura, P.T., a part time resident of Hawaii, who has been teaching in Osaka for a year. Sensei Takakura wanted to expose her students to physical therapy done in the U.S. as physical therapists in Japan work primarily in hospitals. Privately owned physical therapy clinics are not available so we were more than happy to share a little of what we do with our colleagues from Japan.
This weekend the Kokokahi YWCA in Kaneohe held its first annual Community Fair. The fair was sponsored by HMSA and Aloha Kia and provided the Windward community with food, fun, and entertainment. It was a chance for the YWCA to show off their newly renovated grounds. As one of their newest tenants, Fukuji & Lum Physical Therapy Associates participated in the event, providing free screenings, information about physical therapy, and drawings for shirts and massages.
While the day started with rain, it cleared up beautifully and allowed the lucky families that stopped by for free rock and rope climbing by Soultrek. There was lots to eat with ten food trucks. And local small businesses to display and sell their products.
It ended up being a great day and the YWCA was successful in bringing Windward families, businesses and community organizations together to show off what is one of the hidden treasures of Kaneohe. We hope to be a big part of this annual event and hope that all of our patients can join us next year!
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Fukuji & Lum visited Central Pacific Bank for their annual Health and Wellness Fair in September. The F&L staff enjoyed talking with CPB employees about “What is Physical Therapy” and how they could benefit from our services. Our main focus was to discuss with employees how they could ergonomically correct their work space to prevent pain and future injury. We also had the opportunity to answer questions and perform physical assessments.
Fukuji & Lum was honored to participate in the Honolulu Police Department’s Annual Health Fair in August. We tested grip strength using a dynamometer and provided free physical therapy screenings to HPD employees. To beat the summer heat at Sister Roberta Derby Park, we passed out shave ice to everyone as a nice, refreshing treat!