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Therapeutic Associates of Maui

We Educate You to Treat Yourself!

The only McKenzie Diplomat & McKenzie Certified Clinic in the state of Hawaii

Outpatient Rehabilitation ~ Physical Therapy Professionals ~ Certified Hand Therapist ~ Work Hardening Specialist 

  • An active treatment approach that puts YOU in charge of your pain and/or injury. What does that mean to you? Better treatment, faster recovery, fewer visits, Less cost!                                       

  • Our primary goal is emphasis on self-management and functional outcome. 

  • Committed to providing you with quality expert rehabilitation services in a supportive and safe environment.      

  • Customize a program tailored to each individual's special needs.

  • Provide healing, restoration, and quick return to your highest functional level in everyday living and work force.             

  • Facility, staff, resources, programs, and over 30 years of experience to successfully evaluate, treat, and follow through with physician/doctor prescriptions.



As one of the Kahului's most prominent resources for quality healthcare, Therapeutic Associates of Maui has specialists in a wide range of medical services to get patients feeling healthier than ever before. Our treatment approach is valid and scientifically proven to get results. Quite simply, it’s more effective learning to change unhealthy habits, then actively treating yourself multiple times per day, rather than getting passive care a few times per week. We also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you decrease the high risk of recurrence. Education is power, and you will leave each session with strategies to keep your treatment progress moving forward!


Spine/Extremity Pain

Physical Therapy

At Therapeutic Associates of Maui, you will be treated by MDT trained clinicians. From day one our goal is to identify all musculoskeletal disorders, aggravating positions or activities as quickly as possible. We then work together to identify movements or positions that decrease or abolish pain. Then by decreasing or eliminating irritating factors while performing movements that alleviate the pain, we stop working against our body's very efficient healing mechanism. Each client's program is tailored to their individual problem. 

The TAM approach provides patients with the education to manage their injury — this allows them to become independent with self-management.

Patient with Healthcare Nurse

Hand/Wrist/Elbow/Shoulder Injury & Pain

Certified Hand Therapy

At Therapeutic Associates of Maui, you will be treated by one of Maui's only Certified Hand Therapists. She is highly skilled in custom splinting techniques. More importantly she is MDT trained to make sure your extremity pain is an actually coming from your extremity and NOT from your spine. This is a very common mistake and why many extremity injuries become chronic as often the treatment is focused on the symptoms and not the root cause. Donna, can screen that out on Day 1!


Work Site Prevention/Treatment

Injury Prevention Through Education

Therapeutic Associates will come to your office or work site. After communicating with your team and sizing up their occupation and daily activities we can teach your employees how to work in safer positions. Understanding the mechanics of a job allows the employee to work smarter, not harder!  This will also improve your employee's overall health, attendance and performance and save on disability, additional insurance and medical expenses. We can also come and set up and exercise program and teach your employees how to decrease their risk of future injury. We are spine and movement specialists. We could also discuss setting up treatment at your work site!

Constuction Worker

Work Hardening/Conditioning

On-site Job Description/Analysis

The majority of injuries dealing with the spine, occur not because of trauma, but due to every day wear and tear. Healing of these injuries is actually quite simple. Damaged tissue needs to be slowly loaded (stressed) as it heals to form a strong repair. Problems arise when we unknowingly continue to load the healing tissue excessively and irritate and slow that process down. We do this by resuming the very positions that broke us down and caused the original injury. Examples are prolonged sitting, repetitive bending, or any sustained position. Another way we decrease the body's healing mechanism is by not stressing the healing tissue enough. Usually, after the acute stage of an injury has passed (3-7 days), rest actually becomes a hindrance rather then helping the healing process. So, by "babying" our injury, the damaged tissue can take much longer to heal. In addition, by not progressively loading the healing tissue, the repair is weak and vulnerable to re-injury. 

This means resuming previous activities as soon as possible in a gradual manner and letting your pain be your guide. Total abolition of normal activities in favor of rest and "taking it easy" are detrimental. 

Injury prevention and ergonomic solutions



Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

MDT can prevent injections, surgery and decrease the need for MRI. It is NOT traditional physical therapy that just doesn’t work. This approach has a 91% success rate of eliminating and reducing chronic back and neck pain and spinal injuries.


What is Mechnical Diagnosis and Therapy?

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy is an active patient treatment philosophy that emphasizes prevention and intervention, and encourages patients to be in control of their own treatment. Its roots originated in the 1950's from the late Robin McKenzie, who over subsequent decades clinically tested and researched the phenomenon that became a highly effective, proven system of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of back and extremity pain.

  • Known to show results in as little as two to three visits

  • Assessment-driven and individualized treatment plans

  • Active, not passive, therapy strategies for more successful management

  • Cost efficient - treatment without expensive tests or procedures

  • Non-invasive - no needles, no scalpel

  • Self-directed and managed - we work with you and teach you

Contact Us

Two convenient locations in Kahului and Lahaina.   

Call us to schedule an appointment, or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

KAHULUI CLINIC (808) 877-8717   

111 Hana Hwy, Suite 107, Kahului, HI 96732

FAX (808) 877-8718

LAHAINA CLINIC (808) 661-8370     

180 Dickenson Street, Suite 119, Lahaina, HI 96761

FAX (808) 667-7743


Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm

Saturday - By Appointment Only

Sunday - Closed

FAX: KAHULUI 808-877-8718 •   LAHAINA 808-877-8718

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