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Yoshimoto Overview

What makes Yoshimoto Physical Therapy Unique:

Dean Yoshimoto
Read Dean's Story: "Why I Became a Physical Therapist"

Graduate of Loyola Marymount University
  B.S. in Psychology
University of North Dakota
  B.S. and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy

What makes us unique? We take pride in providing optimal therapist-to-patient ratios where you receive individualized care. We believe you are the most important person, and you will never be herded into a group therapy session.

  • Personalized care-not group therapy
  • Ongoing patient education in injury prevention
  • Thorough evaluation of each injury
  • Advanced manual therapy techniques
  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment
  • Cutting-edge exercises
Specialized Programs:
  • Orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Performance recovery program
  • Auto injuries
  • Work conditioning and work-related injuries
Highly Qualified Staff:
Our highly educated and trained therapists are leaders in the industry and possess a broad range of knowledge and clinical experiences invaluable to your care.

Steven Lim

Steve was born in Hilo, Hawaii, and is married with 2 children.

Master's of Science degree
University of Hawaii, 2003

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2011

Physical Therapy interests:
Sports related injuries, manual therapy treatments, and vestibular balance disorders.

Spear fishing, mixed martial arts, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, and golf. Member of the National and Hawaii Physical Therapy Associations

Melodee Young

Melodee was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Maryknoll School. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to help others so the Physical Therapy profession was a natural fit. Melodee's professional interests include Manual Therapy and Orthopedic/Outpatient Physical Therapy. With her 20+ years of experience and continuing education courses, Melodee brings her skills to the Yoshimoto Physical Therapy Practice.

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Creighton University, 2000

Physical Therapy interests:
Orthopedics, pediatrics, shoulder and knee rehabilitation, manual therapy and Pilates.

Spending time with family, painting, baking, teaching Sunday school/ toddler music class, singing, shopping, snowboarding.

Lisa Schostok, DPT, CSCS

Lisa was born and raised in Illinois and attended St Louis University in Missouri for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. With her love of traveling and continued education in mind, she worked as a Travel Physical Therapist for 3 years before moving to and falling in love with Hawaii in 2017. Between clinical rotations and work experience, she learned from clinicians in 6 states and in a variety of clinical settings. She now enjoys utilizing her experiences and knowledge to practice at Yoshimoto Physical Therapy.

Saint Louis University
B.S in Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology, 2012
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2014

Physical Therapy interests:
Sports and Athletic related injuries, manual therapy including joint mobilizations and IASTM, orthopedic conditions, and injury prevention and wellness.

Loves traveling, freediving, hiking, scubadiving, photography, exercising, documentaries, podcasts, and new experiences.

Kristin Obana:

Kristin was born and raised in Illinois and attended St. Ambrose University in Iowa for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She used her internships as a means to travel and made her way out to Hawaii in 2008. At that time she worked for Yoshimoto Physical Therapy for four years before moving back to the mainland with her husband in 2013. After 7 years in Chicago, she and her husband moved back home to Oahu with their 4 children. Over the last 13 years of clinical practice, she has become a board certified orthopedic specialist, is trained in women's health, vestibular rehab, and enjoys sports rehab with experience in performing running analyses.

Saint Ambrose University, B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Biology, 2007
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2008

Physical Therapy interests:
Orthopedics, Women's Health, Vestibular Rehab, Running Analysis, Healthy Lifestyle Choices/Wellness.

Family time with husband and keiki, yoga, cooking, baking, hiking, open ocean swimming, running, traveling, reading non-fiction.

Kody Eckert

Kody was born and raised in Reno, NV and then migrated to Southern California to play Junior College basketball. With his love for sports, Kody found a passion for physical therapy after being a patient himself.

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Chapman University, 2023

Physical Therapy interests:
Sports and athletic related injuries, orthopedic conditions and manual therapy treatments

Traveling, anything related to food, gardening, paddle boarding and snorkeling.

Jason Mendes

Jason was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.

St. Louis high school
Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Kapiolani Community College in 1995.

Physical Therapy interests:
Physical therapy is an exciting and rewarding field for me. I enjoy helping people get their lives back to normal and return to their daily living, work or sports. I have been with Yoshimoto Physical Therapy since 2003 and truly believe that this clinic provides the best care for our patients.

My work experiences has been in a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine clinics.

Martial arts, skateboarding, inline skating, and parkour. Enjoys an active lifestyle, walking and weight training.

Rovyn Nakahara - Office Manager

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what people say about us
“My physician initially stated that my shoulder was torn and that I would require reconstructive surgery. I elected to receive physical therapy instead of surgery and my physician referred me to Yoshimoto Physical Therapy

I am very grateful to Dean for extensively rehabilitating my shoulder and enabling me to avoid surgery.

I have recommended my close friends to Dean and would recommend anyone to try physical therapy with Dean Yoshimoto.”

~ Joanna Sullivan
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in the news
Pacific Business New picks Yoshimoto Physical Therapy as one of its
Healthiest Companies for 2011