The Founder and Owner of Moloka’i Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation (MPT&R), Dr. Genevieve Correa, has spent her life time traveling due to being the daughter of a Career Navy Veteran (Father) and Retired Department of Defense Logistical Agency Director (Mother), which has provided a life time of skill sets learned including the ability to adapt. She is the youngest and only girl of 3 children, having two older brothers that challenged her work ethic, morale compass and grit. She has experienced her own personal medical hardship as a youth and young adult where she learned the importance of compassion towards her patients and collaboration amongst the healthcare team.
Her initial interest in physical therapy sparked when she was in the 8th grade but was not further explored until years after she finished her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at UCLA. Due to her diverse background and variation of experiences, she has brought her personality and adventurous journey into her Physical Therapy training and into her clinical practice.
Dr. Correa received her entry level physical therapy training from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where she received the Dr. George H. Sanderson Endowed Scholarship for Physical Therapy. After finishing her Doctorate Degree, she completed a 9-month Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Residency, one of the longest running residency program known in the world. This was not the end of her advanced training, she was then accepted into and completed a 21-month Primary Care Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program with an emphasis in Manual Therapy. This intensive training program provided her the mentorship and experience to collaborate with varying physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistances, pharmacists and other allied health providers in order to build the skill sets needed to serve as a Primary Care Musculoskeletal provider. Both her residency and fellowship program were geographically located in Northern California with Kaiser Permanente.
She was grateful for her mentorship and training that she received but, she then challenged her comfort by leaving her training nest. She decided that she wanted to serve clinics in need as a traveling physical therapist. She used this time to gain experience on how different physical therapists and physical therapy businesses functioned. After being exposed to 12 different clinic sites which included a 6-month work stint on the island of Moloka’i, she fell in love with the people of this island and wants to share her passion by using her vast skill set in helping them address their needs.
On a personal level, she values self-growth, time with family and friends, and her own health so that she can help, guide and expand her profession, the people she encounters, and those who want to grow through mentorship.
Student athletes can participate in an additional physical evaluation to check on their overall health and wellness.
This evaluation will help to build awareness of sports safety and personal well-being.
Athletes can receive a $15 personal stipend, and a
$15 sports team stipend, for each sport they play.