Treating And Preventing Injuries
THOMAS FASULO OrthoSport Hawai‘i Medical Gym director
In 2009, Dr. Michael Turner started Ortho-Sport Hawaii as an outgrowth of his own passion for leading an active, healthy lifestyle. While Turner’s original intention was to operate strictly as a physical therapy clinic, he began to see a glaring issue in the current medical model. This model does little to stop the revolving door of re-injury and largely ignores the need for prevention.
So, he developed the Medical Gym, combining the best of both worlds — injury treatment, post-injury care and preventative wellness. Kinesiologists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, postural specialists, medical massage therapists, and registered dietitians joined the physical therapy team to create a one-stop-shop for injury prevention and wellness needs.
Working closely alongside each other, we have created medical fitness programs such as a boxing class for Parkinson’s patients; the BrainFit workout, which combines physical and mental training to promote healthy brain function; and many other specialty group fitness classes. These classes, along with one-on-one rehab and training sessions, can make an active, healthy lifestyle an achievable reality for anyone, no matter their age or ability level.
In 2015, we expanded to begin providing our services in the heart of downtown Honolulu. In addition to our Kaka‘ako location, we recently opened a 1,600-square-foot clinic on the lobby level of Topa Financial Center at Bishop Street and Ala Moana Boulevard.
Catering to professionals suffering from pain associated with desk work, the avid golf or tennis player, young athletes or simply downtown residents, the downtown and Kaka‘ako clinic teams are prepared to help you remain injury-free and return to the hobbies and activities you enjoy.
Standard medical, auto and workers compensation insurance generally covers physical therapy but may require a doctor’s referral. All other Medical Gym services are not typically covered by insurance but remain one of the most effective and affordable ways to prevent health issues and maintain wellness.
OrthoSport Hawai‘i can be reached at 373-3555 for any questions or scheduling needs.