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Pua Kapu

Pua Kapu

Position: Physical Therapist

Organization: Active Life


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Currently Pupa works with seniors needing physical therapy. Prior to working with Active Care, Puha and her husband created geriatric programs in 12 adult day cares with programs unique to the normal physical therapy programs of the community.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Her endless time is spent with each person, where in, she develops a program that is individualized. I have seen it with my own eyes. She is patient, creative, warm and makes the important improvement with each senior she works with. Her goal is to maximize safe, functional mobility and to minimize the risk of falls. Her approach is so different than other therapist in which she does not just look at the physical body,in order to maximize their functional needs. She create a certain quality of life, in that moment, for each senior she works with.