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Christie Newsome

Dr. Christie Newsom - PT, DPT, CMPT

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 recently has completed many her manual therapy specialization (CMPT) through North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is continuing on this year to pursue her manipulative therapy degree.

Other 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 as well as 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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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/bio 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 15 bones before the age of 16 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 and rollerblading.

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Jenny Wagenbach

Dr. Jenny Wagenbach, PT, DPT

Jenny completed her undergraduate work in 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse majoring in Exercise and Sport Science with emphasis in Fitness and minoring in Spanish. She is a former collegiate athlete and played softball during her studies. She received her Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of New Mexico in 2011. Her passion is orthopedics and she has worked in orthopedic clinics in California and Virginia and now Maui.

Jenny prefers a hands-on approach while incorporating exercises to treat all joints of the body. She utilizes various manual skills including joint mobilizations, trigger point release, and muscle energy techniques. In Virginia, Jenny took level 1 and level 2 dry needling courses through Kinetacore. She performed functional dry needling on a variety of muscles to improve ROM, strength, and function. Jenny is unfortunately unable to utilize functional dry needling in the clinic since it is not approved in the Hawaii Physical Therapy Practice Act. Jenny hopes to take courses through North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) to continue developing her manual skills. Jenny enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and playing sports with her kids.

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Julie

Julie - Patient Coordinator

Julie was born in Dallas, TX but grew up in Southern California.  After vacationing on Maui for several years, Julie and her family decided to make this their forever home and moved here in February of 2018. She has over 25 years of Customer Service experience which makes her perfectly suited to be our Patient Coordinator. 

She truly enjoys meeting and helping all of our patients on their road to recovery. She loves to be outside, also enjoys cooking, watching sports and spending time with her family and pets.