By Mark Yanai

Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE F&L OHANA!

As we ring in the New Year and recover from the holiday festivities, I look back at what was accomplished in 2014 in gratitude. This past year was a banner year for F&L with many blessings bestowed on our organization.

THE BIG MOVES:

– Our Nuuanu Clinic closed after 13 years of operation at the Pali Medical Arts Building and moved to two locations at Kuakini Plaza and Tower.

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– Our Kaneohe clinic closed after 15 years of operation on the corner of Kam Highway and Pua Inia St. and moved to join our Aquatic and WORC sites at the Kokokahi YWCA.

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NEW BEGINNINGS:

– In celebration of WORC’s first anniversary, we held an Open House at the Kokokahi site for the medical community in Worker’s Compensation to show them our facility and the services we offer.

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– A weekly WOD (work out of the day) at our WORC site for anyone who wants to learn new exercises, break a sweat, challenge themselves and have some fun!

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– A Caregiver Workshop at our Kailua clinic gave tips and instructions to teach families how to provide safe and careful ways to assist loved ones.

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– Our Mobile Therapy Program started in October to address a needed area of physical therapy for those who have difficulty with an outpatient clinical setting. More on this on my next blog!

VOLUNTEERS, PT STUDENTS, CO-OPS AND MORE:

– We continued our relationship with Northeastern University in Boston with our Co-Op Program with three outstanding students in Jessica, Ariel and Melissa. See our previous blogs for their experiences.

– This year we hosted more than 20 students from around the nation including Pacific University, Washington University, AT Still University, Loma Linda University, Montana University, and Northeastern University. We continue to have a strong commitment to Kapiolani Community College and their PT Assistant program as we provide clinical instruction for their students.

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– F&L hosted two NAIOMT courses this year and continued our intention to become a training site for mentorship of NAIOMT professionals.

– We are now certified providers in Graston Technique and FMS Assessments.

F&L’S HIGHER PURPOSE!

– As a Value-Based Organization, we continue to be involved in community activities such as the Arthritis Walk, School Supply and Food Drives, and Susan G. Komen Race.

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– Hope you were able to get your car cleaned at our annual FREE car wash! We appreciate the community’s support of our organization throughout the years!

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– Keep up with our monthly craziness at F&L! Check out and like our Disney-themed Physical Therapy Month on our FACEBOOK page. Click here.

– INSTAGRAM! Follow us on our new site to keep up with what’s new at F&L. Username: @fukujiandlum

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We look forward to the new year and continuing to love and serve our community in 2015!

By Deb Matsuura

HAPPY DISNEY HALLOWEEN!

Throughout the month of October, Fukuji and Lum staff members showed off their Physical Therapy Month spirit by dressing up “Disney” style each week. From Lion King Day (animal print), Monster U (college spirit), Mad Hatter Day (crazy hats) and  Tweedle Dee and Dum Day (twins), Disney Adventure Day (Disney characters). Check out our FB or IG @fukujiandlum page for more Disney Halloween photos.

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By Mark Yanai

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On June 6th Fukuji & Lum held the First Annual WORC Open House at Kokokahi. The event was to celebrate our first year at the YWCA in Kaneohe. Invitees were doctors and nurse case managers whom F&L works with on a regular basis to address work related injuries.

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Food was provided by Chris Okuhara of Miso and Ale, Urban Food Distributors.

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The event allowed F&L to show off the beautiful grounds of Kokokahi and the diverse setting of the Windward Occupational Rehab Center. Attendees were able to get a taste of the functional emphasis of the clinic that specializes in work hardening, FCEs, and aquatic therapy.

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. And to all those who attended, we hope you had a great time!

By Deb Matsuura

Kaneohe Clinic now at Kokokahi YWCA

Our Clinic has moved!! 
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But we’re still here in Kaneohe!

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The Kaneohe Clinic has been a familiar sight as passersby have recognized the F&L sign on the corner of Kamehameha Hwy and Pua Inia Street for the past 16 years. Recently, the company had been looking into moving to a new location to better serve our patients and the community and was fortunate to find a space at the Kokokahi YWCA, just minutes away from the old clinic.
On June 30th, the new clinic opened it’s doors. It will provide the same therapy services as well as our W.O.R.C. and Aquatic programs, also located on the YWCA campus. We are extremely proud to call this clinic our “new home” as most of the renovations were done by the F&L staff. With many hands and hours put into the project, the staff worked hard to build a customized space that best fit the needs of our patients.

Come visit us Monday thru Friday, on the lower level of Atherton Hall at Kokokahi YWCA in Kaneohe. 

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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.