John Mizoguchi, OTR/L
Owner, Occupational Therapist, Industrial Consultant
John, a Maui native, is a graduate of Baldwin High School. He earned his degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Puget Sound in 1982 and has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 40+ years. His notable work experience includes expertise in chronic pain management, work conditioning, and hardening programs, traumatic brain injury recovery and community integration rehabilitation, home evaluations, and employer based occupational health and ergonomic services. He has successfully evaluated and treated thousands of industrially injured workers and facilitated their return to work.
John's particular area of interest is rehabilitation of work related spine and orthopedic injuries with a focus on returning the client to work and/or maximizing their functional potential. Treatment emphasizes active participation of clients with their own rehabilitation process. John's qualifications include expertise with functional/physical capacities evaluations, on-site job task analyses, ergonomic work station evaluations, environmental adaptations, modifications, injury prevention education, and return to work programs. He has co-authored a national publication on work hardening programs and has represented WA State’s Occupational Therapy Association by contributing to the Department of Labor and Industries ergonomic program guidelines. He has worked on the mainland for 17 years before returning to Hawaii. He also is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer.
As the owner of PIRCO and Co-owner of TAM, LLC (Maui), he travels between facilities. Being a basketball enthusiast, he can often be found on the island’s basketball courts and gyms. Being active in sports has provided insight for a deeper understanding of work related injuries and similarities with the stresses found in the workplace and everyday life.
Kristine Felix, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Industrial Consultant
Kristine, a Maui native, is a graduate of Baldwin High School. Recruited for her success as a 3X HHSAA State Pole Vault Champion, she pursued higher education at Washington State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Psychology in 2017. As a collegiate student-athlete, Kristine has an abundant knowledge of sports-related injury & rehabilitation, sports psychology, and ergonomic lifting techniques. She also has experience working as a Caregiver at Bishop Place Senior Living in Pullman, WA, assisting residents with mental and physical disabilities.
Kristine completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA in 2020, gaining experience in orthopedic, neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and industrial rehabilitation during her Fieldwork II rotations at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and Therapeutic Associates of Maui. With John Mizoguchi as her mentor, Kristine continues to provide specialized services including functional/physical capacities evaluations, on-site job task analyses, ergonomic work station evaluations, environmental adaptations, modifications, injury prevention education, and return to work programs such as Work Conditioning and Work Hardening. She continues to further her education with specializations in Certified Fitness Training, Nutrition Coaching, and Corrective Exercise.
Kristine is excited to be back in the islands to serve our local community. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, fishing, playing the ukulele, pickleball, and exploring all that Oahu has to offer.
Chelsea Lorenson, DPT, OCS
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Chelsea comes to us from the Pacific North West. She grew up in Portland Oregon where she graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Biology in 2004. She earned her doctor of physical therapy from Army-Baylor University in 2011. During her DPT program Chelsea researched the topic of lower extremity injury prevention. The research she participated in resulted in her being published 9 times and presenting two research posters at the American Physical Therapy Associations combined sections meeting in 2011. Chelsea severed in the United States Army as an officer and physical therapist for 7 years. Since leaving active-duty service in 2015 she has continued her career as a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopedic setting.
In 2017 Chelsea became certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist, one of seven areas of specialty certification within the field of physical therapy. Her areas of interest include mechanical diagnosis and therapy, kinesiology taping and movement to improve functional outcomes, treatment of individuals injured on the job, intramuscular manual therapy (dry needling), manual therapy to include joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization, and post-operative rehabilitation. Chelsea is a member of the American Hippotherapy Association and is currently studying to become certified in hippotherapy.
Chelsea stays active in her personal life caring for her two daughters, two dogs and two cats. Chelsea is a certified dive master and enjoys scuba diving, horse back riding, running, hiking, and walking her dogs with her family.
Elisha Randall, DPT, CSCS, CKTP
Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP)
Elisha “Lish” grew up in Central NY where she played volleyball and became interested in Physical Therapy from her own experiences. She received a scholarship to play Volleyball at Daemen College in Amherst NY where she received her B.S in Natural Science/Health Science in 2007. She furthered her education at Daemen receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy-DPT in 2009. After graduation, she settled in the Northern Virginia area where she worked in Outpatient Orthopedics, for both PT owned and physician owned practices. She has recently relocated to Oahu, and joined PIRCO in 2021. She became of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2007 through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where she is also a current member. In 2013 she became a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) through KTAI and uses Kinesiotape as an adjunct for many different pathologies. In 2022, she completed Blood Flow Restriction certification (BFRT) which can be used as an adjunct to traditional therapy. Elisha enjoys using a combination of manual treatment and functional re-education to maximize patient outcomes. She has experience with patients post operatively, SIJ dysfunction, general de-conditioning, and weekend warriors.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy going to the beach, hiking and exploring this beautiful island.
David Mols, PT
Dave joined PIRCO in 2019. He has been practicing physical therapy in Hawaii for over 35 years. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. He began his practice in Montgomery, Alabama, but soon was offered an opportunity to open a clinic in Hawaii, which he eagerly accepted.
He later started his own clinic in Aiea, which he operated for 30 years. Dave has previously represented Hawaii as President and Chief Delegate of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, traveling to Phoenix, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. for annual conferences. He has extensive experience in acute, chronic, and post-surgical orthopedic conditions both in hospital and home health settings. Dave is committed to providing each patient with the individual care and attention necessary for maximum rehabilitative recovery.
In his free time, he enjoys keeping up with his grandchildren and cheering on his favorite teams, the Buffalo Bills, the University of Hawaii Sports Programs as well as supporting Roosevelt High School Baseball team, whom is coached by his two sons.
Leona Lin, PT
Leona Lin joined PIRCO in April, 2021. She is a kamaaina, born and raised in Oahu, grew up loving community sports and later became interested in physical therapy as she began volunteering at various hospitals and participating in the care of aging loved ones. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters in Physical Therapy and journeyed into over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist in acute care, outpatient, aquatic, Pilates based PT, work-site distribution center consult, and home care for both pediatric and adult physical therapy facilities, and teaching support to educational program KCC PTA program. She loves working with all ages of people from infants, children with disabilities, adults with orthopedic and neurological concerns, and aging adults. She has experience with providing functional based therapeutic exercises with pain management utilizing myofascial release, soft tissue techniques and Maitland joint mobilization techniques.
She has also enjoyed teaching at community outreaches and programs supporting Hawaii’s disability communities. She participated with startup of pre-clinical training for PTA students at KCC with adults with neurological deficits and volunteered with transfer training and equipment support at disabilities camps with Hawaii’s youths with disabilities teaming with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation Camps. She has provided consult for Hokulele dance program for youths with disabilities and volunteered with Seafarers Ministry providing PT support for Hawaii’s longline fishermen. When she also enjoys exploring the outdoors through snorkeling, hiking, and wading in tide pools at Hawaii’s favorite beaches and trails.
Nicole Tanaka, LMT
Medial Massage Therapist
Nicole lives with her family in beautiful Manoa Valley where she grew up; she has grown to realize her calling as a Medical Massage Therapist. She received a massage certificate from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2004 and has over 19 years’ experience working at various Spas & with private clientele on Oahu and in Arizona including a Spine and Rehab facility where she worked closely with a Rehab Team. It was these varied experiences which confirmed her skills and interest in Medical Massage.
She has worked with individuals whom had strokes, repetitive stress injuries, surgeries, lymphedema, involved in motor vehicle accidents, industrial, and sports injuries, and with those in the military.
Her goal is to address the "healing" process with individuals who want to improve their quality of living and functionality which has been impacted as a result of injury. She is certified in Medical Massage & Kinesiotape. Her specialties are in Medical Massage & Rain Drop Therapies.
Maria Millon, LMT
Medical Massage Therapist
Maria Millon joined the PIRCO team in 2022. A native of Oahu, she discovered her true passion for holistic therapy after healing from a personal accident. To share the benefits of massage therapy, Maria decided to enroll at the Hawaii Massage Academy, earning her certification in 2017. Her professional journey has included experience in spas, specializing in Thai Massage and physical therapy clinics. Additionally, Maria donates her massage expertise to JalPak at the Honolulu Marathon.
Thanks to her prior clinical work and life experiences, she possesses a deep understanding of her clients needs, empowering them to embark on their healing journey. Maria's massage style is characterized by its progressive approach, tailoring each session to the unique needs of every individual, employing various massage modalities.