Kihei Physical Therapy Staff


Christie Newsome

Dr. Christie Newsom - PT, DPT

Christie received her undergraduate degree in Cardiac Rehab from Central Michigan University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2002. She relocated to Maui after graduating and has owned Kihei Physical Therapy since 2005. Christie has completed many continuing education courses throughout her career, including: Maitland I-III for spinal conditions, Muscle Energy for sacro-iliac dysfunction, Active Isolated Stretching, Diane Lee for thoracic spine and Gary Gray for functional therapeutic exercise and training

She has completed Long Nerve Entrapment and Lower Extremity certification through Active Release Technique (ART). She has taken courses through APTA and Herman & Wallace for pelvic floor and women's health  conditions as well as Pre/Post Partum Injuries certification through Herman & Wallace.

Christie is also a certified STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, Johnny G SPIN Instructor and BeachBody PiYO Certified Instructor as well as TRX Certified Instructor.  She loves to integrate fitness into her wellness plan and teaches complementary fitness classes as maintenance for her patients and has completed Cycle to the Sun, TriLanai and several olympic distance triathlons.

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Pamela Turner

Pamela Turner - MSPT, PMA®-CPT

Pamela joins KPT as an expert in Pilates based rehabilitation and functional manual therapy. She recently relocated to Maui from her private practice within Align, a whole wellness facility in Steamboat Springs, CO. Pamela worked as a Polestar Pilates Master Educator and Examiner over the past 15 years. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 1998 and is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher and Certified GYROTRONIC® Teacher. Pamela is now a Registered Yoga Teacher with her 200 hr. Z-flow Power Yoga training. She excels at helping patients unable to solve rehabilitation challenges.

Her love of dance pulled her into physical therapy initially and continues as a constant thread in her life. She continues to belly dance, hike, telemark ski, stand up paddle board, and now walk on the beach at sunset with her husband.

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Brad McLaughlin

Brad McLaughlin - BS, PTA, CWT

Brad received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California Riverside in 1996 and received his PTA license from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles in 1998. He then received his certification in weight training to become a personal trainer. He has also taken courses in aqua therapy and has his certification as an instructor. Brad continues to further his education in physical therapy and weight training with courses about core strengthening and body mechanics. He is an expert in body mechanics and posture training and excels at incorporating various exercise programs to different environments including pool, land, gym, and work settings.

Since the age of 3 years old he has been what some would call accident prone. He broke 17 bones before the age of 18 and had numerous bouts with sickness, asthma, ear infections, pneumonia, and surgeries gone wrong. Being in and out of doctors offices his whole childhood gave him a better appreciation for his health, body and the medical professions (most of them anyway). He always knew that he wanted to be on the other side of that relationship helping patients to heal, learn a better respect and understanding of their body, and recover from their injuries and illnesses. His misfortunes as a child helped shape his career path as an adult. Now he is honored and privileged to be able to give back and use his experience and knowledge as a practitioner to help others because he can truly say ... "I know how you feel!" He really enjoys being active in the gym, pool, and ocean and loves to go hiking as well as snorkeling.

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