Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.
One-on-one, hands-on treatments designed around your unique body and goals
Tailored exercise programs to improve movement and function
Pinpoint to the root cause of your condition for lasting pain relief
78-6831 Alii Drive Suite 420 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Phone: (808) 498-4144 Fax: (808) 498-4153
Bio: Originally from Sandusky, Ohio, Tyler attended The Ohio State University where he pursued a degree in Athletic Training. During his training, he worked with collegiate athletes and completed an internship with the Baltimore Ravens. After graduating, Tyler attended Duke University where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon receiving his doctorate, he pursued more education as an Orthopedic Resident with Proaxis Therapy in South Carolina. Tyler is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, passing a national examination demonstrating advanced knowledge and understanding in Orthopedics.
Tyler moved to the Big Island in 2014 and has embraced the culture and community. He loves to surf, hike, play bike polo, and go for runs with his dog, Rufio. The Big Island is home to Tyler and he hopes to have a positive impact on this community for years to come!
Education: The Ohio State University for Athletic Training (‘09) Duke University for Doctorate of Physical Therapy (‘13) Proaxis Therapy Orthopedic Residency (‘14)
PT speciality/focus area: Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy
Activities: Surfing, Hiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Free Diving, Bike Polo, Climbing, Slacklining, Traveling, Exploring, Playing Acoustic Guitar
Stephanie Colasanti, PT, DPT
Bio: Stephanie fell in love with the Big Island when she did one of her physical therapy internships at the Life Care Center of Kona and knew it would be a great place to practice physical therapy.
Stephanie is originally from Michigan, but moved to the north east coast of Florida when she was 8. She developed a passion for surfing and the ocean from growing up in Florida and spent a few years in between summers coming home from college as an Ocean rescue lifeguard. She also participated in junior lifeguards, teaching kids to surf, taking them ocean kayaking and teaching them the ropes of being a lifeguard. Growing up, she was also a cross country runner and avid tennis player. She has a passion for nature, outdoors and adventure, and after graduating undergrad she did a 1200 mile bike tour from Eugene OR to Los Angeles CA.
Her interests in PT include orthopedics and neurologic population. She has already taken all of the manual therapy courses (continuing ed) offered by the University of St. Augustine, and plans to get Manual Therapy Certified after gaining more experience with orthopedic patients. She loves treating a variety of patients ranging from the orthopedic to the neurological patient population and to provide them with the tools they need to move and feel better to improve their overall quality of life. Her future goals are to become MTC certified, SFMA certified, and potentially certified in yoga for health professionals.
Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, 2016 Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2013
Clinical focus: General outpatient practice with a specialized interest in orthopedics and neurology
Leisure Activities: Surfing, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, stand up paddling, traveling, chasing sunsets : )
Kate LaPak, PT, DPT
Bio: Kate is originally from the northeast, specifically New York and Philadelphia, but has spent her most recent years living in St. Louis, Missouri. She, like Stephanie, never wanted to leave the Big Island during a physical therapy internship at the Life Care Center of Kona. She was more than happy to leave the Midwest and return to the Big Island to practice physical therapy.
Kate grew up in a large family with four brothers and has always been active. She grew up playing soccer, basketball, and flag football with her focus being primarily on soccer. She played varsity soccer all four years of high school and continued to play on a club team at Hofstra University, where she received her B.S. in Biology in 2015.
She then returned to St. Louis to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Washington University. Upon graduation in 2018, Kate moved to the Big Island. She is glad to call Kona her home and hopes to continue educating and treating the community to help patients move better and feel better.
Education: B.S. in Biology, Hofstra University, 2015Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Washington University in St. Louis, 2018
Clinical Focus: General outpatient orthopedics and neurology. Specialized interest in return to work/sport.
Leisure Activities: Running, yoga, hiking, kayaking, camping, attempting to surf, soccer, and playing with dogs.
Becky Roberts, PT, DPT
Becky (She/Her) is originally from Albuquerque, NM but moved to Chicago, Il after high school for 12 years. Becky spent her time in Chicago attending college, working in risk management for a law firm, traveling the world, and playing rugby. Through rugby, Becky grew a love for physical therapy and decided to switch her career path.
Becky attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. Becky also studied pelvic floor rehabilitation through the Hermann and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Since graduation, Becky worked as a traveling physical therapist, serving offices and patients across the United States. Becky also volunteered in Ethiopia for 5 weeks, to assist in delivering master’s level physical therapy education to students at Mekele University. Becky moved to Kona in June 2019 to join the Therapydia team in delivering quality care to the residents of the Big Island.
Becky’s clinical interests include pelvic health, pregnancy care, postpartum care, outpatient orthopedics, and chronic pain conditions.
B.A. in Politics from Lake Forest College (2006), Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St.Louis (2017), Hermann & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute (Level 1, Level 2A)
Pelvic Health, Pregnancy Care, Outpatient Orthopedics, Chronic Pain
Swimming, scuba, hiking, weight lifting, reading, traveling, photography, and a retired rugby player turned rugby fan.
Cheryl is a Texas girl, originally from Austin! She has lived in Kona since December of 2010. While on vacation on the beautiful island of Hawaii, a friend introduced her to a local from Kealakekua who would eventually become her husband. Her husband Daniel is a rural carrier for Kealakekua USPS and together they have a daughter named Ku’ulei.
Cheryl brings over 20 years of customer service experience to Therapydia Kona where she also loves to assist patients who speak Spanish as she is bi-lingual. Although she misses traveling through Texas and beyond, she really loves this big beautiful island. On the weekends, she enjoys taking her daughter to beaches, enjoying south Kona, crafting and making bracelets for family and friends.