About Imua

about_imuaAt Imua Physical Therapy, we like to think that things are a little different. But what makes us unique is not obvious at first glance. After all, our clinics look much like those of other therapy practices.

But while the distinguishing characteristics are not visible to the eye, and may not be obvious when you first enter a clinic, they are no less real. So what is it that sets Imua Physical Therapy apart? Our Values.

We understand that many companies have defined values and many even post them prominently for all to see. But that isn’t enough. At Imua, we see it as our obligation to continuously exemplify each value. We believe that every employee should see how the company is dedicated to meeting the lofty expectations and ideals that the values represent.

Mission & Purpose

Our external mission is to serve God by caring for the health of our Ohana- Our patients, our employees and our community.
Our focus is to provide excellence in Physical Therapy on Maui, while treating our patients, our employees and our community like family.

We will achieve this by:

• Compassion: Providing a Caring and Safe Environment for our patients’ to thrive & focused, individualized treatment plans
• Commitment: Going beyond our patients’ expectations in service and treatment excellence.
• Community: Giving of our time & finances to the non-profits we support to give back to our island home.

Our internal mission is to ho’o malama (to care for) our employees’ physical, emotional and spiritual health- so that we can serve & care for others through the healing art & practice of Physical Therapy.

We exist to support our employees with a commitment to a positive and respectful work environment with a focus on professional growth to develop a compassionate and knowledgeable team that serves our community.

Local Ownership & Local Commitment

Founded in 2006 by physical therapist Tiffany Prangnell, Imua Physical Therapy started out as South Shore Physical Therapy & Sportsmedicine. Tiffany saw the need in Maui, and started the first clinic in Kihei. But God had bigger plans! A few years after the first clinic was established, a friend and former co-worker led her to open a satellite clinic in Kahana out of a local gym.

In June of 2012, we officially expanded to our own location in Kahana across the street from the gym we had been partnering in, and officially changed our name to Imua Physical Therapy. Imua (v., ee-moo-a), an ancient Hawaiian word meaning to take on, charge and advance. Another concept is “moving forward”. This defines for us what we want to do for our patients, employees and community!

We opened a central satellite office in Wailuku in 2012, and in 2014 we expanded into Honokowai.  Soon after, we opened our Lahaina location in the Keawe Business Center, several years later merging both clinics on the West Side into the Lahaina location, offering all our services.   In February 2017, we expanded our Wailuku location and moved a few blocks down to Wells Street primarily due to our expanding Oncology Program. In November of 2018, we re-located our Kihei clinic into a brand new space just down the street from our flagship original location.  We now have 3 great locations in Central, South, and West Maui.

It is our goal that you experience the very best care and reach all of your personal rehabilitation needs and that together, Imua Physical Therapy strives to be a integrated part of the community in which we live and work.