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The work of our Organization is aimed at providing therapeutic services to children with disabilities and developmental delays, in a convenient and affordable way. As a Pediatric Physical Therapist, I have been working with children on Maui for the past 10 years, in Early Intervention, schools, and outpatient settings and am passionate about helping children achieve their goals. It became very apparent that Maui did not have enough pediatric providers and many children were not receiving the services they needed. Early Intervention offers Physical and Occupational Therapy services from 0-3 years old and the Department of Education offers services to children from 3-21, but often are unable to offer enough services to meet all their needs. Children who need more therapy outside of school have limited options. Currently, there are no other pediatric Physical Therapists and limited Occupational Therapists on island who accept insurance. I decided to do something about this and started Pediatric Therapies Hawaiʻi to help fill this need. We accept all insurances. I am excited to contribute to our community in this way and provide these much needed services.


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Dr. Amy Peterson, CEO / Physical Therapist

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Elizabeth "Biz" Giancola

Elizabeth "Biz" Giancola, is from Massapequa, NY. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature, and from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Her specialties include SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy, mindfulness and sensory based approaches to self-regulation, as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral and Neural Manipulation. Elizabeth worked on farms and in school gardens for over ten years before becoming an OT, and she continues to enjoy spending time in her garden on the weekends. Other interests include tai chi, qigoing, meditation, and playing basketball and volleyball.


Tracy Yoshimizu

Tracy Yoshimizu was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has wanted to work with children for as long as she can remember, so she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Tracy has OT experience working in a variety of pediatric settings including a public school, a community-based mental health facility, a sensory clinic, and outdoor spaces like forests and beaches. She values incorporating play-based approaches, sensory strategies, and social-emotional learning in her OT practice. She has a passion for helping kids and families live life to its fullest. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys connecting with loved ones and appreciating all that Maui has to offer including surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and playing beach volleyball.


Raven Mcgrath

Raven Mcgrath was born and raised in Grandview, Texas. She graduated with her undergrad from Tarleton State University with a degree in Kinesiology while playing basketball for four years. She then attended graduate school at Texas Tech University where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience with orthopedic injuries, manual therapy and pediatrics. When she’s not working you will find her at the beach with her dog, on a hike, or playing pickle ball.

Tabitha Tatum

Tabitha Tatum is a nationally certified and licensed occupational therapist. She is originally from a small town where she lived on a farm in Virginia. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with concentrations in Leadership and Family Studies from James Madison University, and a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine. Tabitha specializes in working with each child & their family through a holistic scope in order to focus on strengths to facilitate progress. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in India and is also a Yoga for the Special Child practitioner. This, combined with her psychology background, allows her to integrate the mind-body connection as well as self-regulation techniques into her OT practice. She loves all things sensory, places an emphasis on movement-based learning, and strives to keep each session fun and meaningful. In her free time, Tabitha enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, traveling to and learning the cultures of other countries, and being a dog/plant mom!

Stacey Auffhammer

Stacey Auffhammer is from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. Stacey has been practicing Occupational Therapy for 18 years. She has worked in the school setting as well as in private practice. Since she was in her early teens, Stacey knew she wanted to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and enjoys seeing children learn and grow and loves to work with not only the child, but the family as well. Her specialties include sensory processing disorder, fine motor delay, autism, and emotional regulation. Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children when she is not working. Other interests include all sports (both playing and watching), spending time at the beach, spending time with friends and church activities.

Therapy Services

Our organization provides outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy services for children with disabilities and developmental delays.


Wheelchair Evaluations

Our Pediatric Physical Therapist performs wheelchair evaluations to assess a child's mobility needs and helps obtain the appropriate chair.


Equipment Sharing

We accept used durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, gait trainers, and standers and will redistribute them to other children in our community who need them.


Fundraising

Our charity organization partners with other local organizations and participates in local fundraising events. We provide different sponsorship levels for our corporate donors.


Want to start services?

If you are interested in getting an evaluation or finding out more about our services, please call us today.


Want to support our mission?

If you would like to donate to our cause, please visit our donation page. If you are interested in partnering with us, please call or email us.