By Mark Yanai

We’re Mobile!

Mobile Therapy, We’ll Come to You!

Mobile Therapy is geared for the outpatient population in need of physical therapy in the privacy of their own home. Patients unable to travel to and from the clinic or have physical limitations are eligible for mobile therapy.

MOBILE THERAPY FAQs:

What types of conditions are treated?

  • General: Weakness due to age, injury or illness, cardiac conditions and pulmonary conditions.
  • Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Conditions: Arthritis, trauma, fractures, joint replacements, sports injuries, work injuries, overuse injuries, ligament sprains, and muscle strains.
  • Neurological Conditions: Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, other nerve injuries, traumatic/non-traumatic brain injuries, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Non-Specific Functional Decline: Increasing difficulty with walking, balance, getting in and out of a bed or chair, and falling.
  • Fall Prevention and Safety Assessments: provide evidence based fall prediction tools and environmental safety assessments.

How do I get started?

  • Make an appointment with your doctor to get a referral for physical therapy. To download a prescription form to take to your doctor, click here.

Do I need a special prescription (referral) for it?

  • No. Please ask your doctor to specify “Mobile” on the physical therapy referral form. 

Does it cost more than regular therapy?

  • No. It is the same as outpatient physical therapy.

Will I be able to transition to physical therapy in the clinic?

  • Yes. The additional benefit of mobile therapy is that patients can transition to our clinics once they are able to find transportation. This would allow them to transition to our aquatic, land-based, or massage therapies.

Meet Joy Yanai, DPT, the director of our Mobile Therapy Program.
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Joy is a familiar face to the F&L Ohana. She was a physical therapist with F&L since 2006 and served as Kailua’s Clinic Director for two years before moving to St. Francis Healthcare with the opportunity to work as a home health therapist.  For the past few years, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in treating patients in their homes, a setting much different from the clinic. When St. Francis closed their home health services, she returned to our organization full-time to become the program director of our new Mobile Therapy Program, bringing her expertise to F&L.
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We are excited to offer Mobile Therapy as a new service and look forward to treating many new patients in their homes. Mobile therapy is part of the growing profession of physical therapy. It adds to our mission to deliver fun, happiness, and compassion in serving our patients and community.

By Mark Yanai

What’s a WORC WOD?

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It’s 6:00 am…the Kaneohe roosters are crowing, the sun still sleeping and it’s the perfect time for a workout. Your body is fully charged from a good night’s sleep and you can’t wait to get to W.O.R.C., not because you like to work but because you love W.O.R.C. (Windward Occupational Rehab Center) where every Thursday, a group of die hards meet before the crack of dawn to get in a WOD (Workout of the Day). It all started on New Year’s Eve of 2013 with a group of guys who wanted to get in one last workout before the end of the year. Since then, the group has evolved to whomever wants to show up at early in the morning and start the day with some good ‘ol sweat.

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The format of the WOD changes every week. You never know what you’ll end up doing when you walk through the door. It’s not crossfit, but a blend of functional exercises that include TRX, kettlebells, sandbags, sleds, pulleys, medicine balls, etc. The workouts are usually high intensity interval training (HIIT) with some form of competition. We always include the competitive part which usually gives everyone a little more motivation to push themselves.

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The WOD means something different for everyone but the intent isn’t to lose weight or build muscle. The intent is to find out something about yourself. How do you control your emotions when you’re pushing yourself physically? How do you feel when you compete against others and especially, yourself? How much gratification do you get when you accomplish something as a team?

If you want to be a part of the WORC WOD, all you have to do is show up – Tuesdays, 6:00 am .  That’s the hardest part. Once you do, you’ll get to experience a great group of people who come together once a week and have a lot of fun.

By Mark Yanai

Northeastern University PT Student Co-Op with Fukuji & Lum

A big mahalo goes out to Co-Op students Matt and Maura for working with us these past 6 months. We wish them the best as they continue to pursue their physical therapy degrees.

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We gladly welcome Jessica and Ariel, our newest C0-Op students, who will be with us for the next 6 months.

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These students are part of our partnership with Northeastern University for the Cooperative Partnership Program. We are dedicated and committed to providing these students with the education and experience they need to work in the field of physical therapy.

Each year we accept outstanding NU physical therapy students as full-time employees and give them the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an outpatient orthopedic clinical setting. These students will primarily assist our highly qualified physical therapists with outpatient care at our clinic locations in Honolulu and Windward Oahu, including the outdoor heated pool in beautiful Kaneohe.

The journey to Hawaii will offer students tremendous life-changing experiences as they strive to balance work, play and new discoveries during their 6 month Co-op with the Fukuji & Lum OHANA (family). Please welcome them with the “Aloha Spirit”.

By Deb Matsuura

Congratulations “Donate to Win” Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our “Donate to Win” drawing! We hope you enjoy your FREE one-hour massage. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the “Donate to Win” drawing during PT Month in October. F&L will be giving your generous donations to two local charities. There’s not a more perfect time for your donations than during the holiday season. We greatly appreciate your tremendous effort toward our “Spread the Aloha” campaign and look forward to having the same support in upcoming events.

 

By Deb Matsuura

Downtown Decadence Benefit for the YWCA

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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.

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By Hillary Lau

Kokokahi Community Fair

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.

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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.

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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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By Deb Matsuura

2nd Annual F&L Car Wash for the Windward community!

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On June 15th, F&L employees spent the day washing cars for FREE! “It can’t be free, nothing is free these days!” was the response we got as people drove their cars up to get washed. Why was it free? It was our way of saying ‘THANK YOU’ to the community for their support of our company as we celebrate our 18th year here on the windward side.
We had a great time and had lots of fun washing all sorts of cars…mini cars, electric cars, big cars, hybrid cars, just to name a few. We’re already looking forward to surprising more people at next year’s FREE CAR WASH!