The Rehabilitation Services Department at North Hawaii Community Hospital provides physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy services to the residents of the Big Island and our guests. Our outstanding team of professionals provides quality, evidence-based evaluation and treatment to patients inside the hospital and to those referred by their physician for outpatient care. The department also welcomes individuals without a physician referral.

With exceptional skills and a high level of service, every team member is committed to working together to make sure that our patients know how much we care for them, and that while they are here, they are members of our ‘ohana. We have what our patients need – knowledge, manual skills, equipment, and an understanding staff – to restore movement and get back to normal life.

In addition to treating injuries and diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, our staff provides advanced specialty care in:

• Women’s health and pelvic rehabilitation

• Vestibular rehabilitation

• Work testing and rehabilitation

• Wound management

• Health and wellness



Physical Therapy assists individuals to restore and promote optimal physical function, wellness, fitness, and quality of life as it relates to movement and health.

Occupational Therapy helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapists assist people in developing the skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives.

Speech Therapy helps individuals overcome problems with speech, swallowing, language, and cognitive aspects of communication and sensory awareness.

Massage Therapy or therapeutic massage addresses soft tissue problems, facilitating pain relief, relaxation, flexibility, strengthening, and healing.

Pelvic Rehabilitation is treatment for patients with urinary control and pelvic pain problems.

Functional Capacity Exams are customized tests designed to assure that the injured worker is ready to return to work. Testing is customized for the worker’s environment.

Vestibular Rehabilitation is treatment for dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems, provided by a certified vestibular specialist.

EXCEL Community Fitness Club is open to all members of the community. For a nominal fee, our rehab/fitness equipment is available to members to support their health and fitness program.

The EXCEL plus Program is a staff-guided program for individuals who need assistance using the equipment and completing their prescribed health and fitness routine.



North Hawaii Community Hospital
67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kamuela, HI 96743



Monday through Friday    8 am to 7 pm



Phone:  808-881-4860
Fax:      808-881-4862



Click here for our Rehab Pre-Evaluation Questionnaire.

Click here for our Rehab Referral Form.